newport music festival

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7/4–7/22 Newport Music Festival

Why: Festival-goers can take in the sights and sounds of this nineteen-day music festival. Forty-two different world-renowned and emerging classical music artists will perform at some of Newport’s best and most prestigious locations — yes, we’re talking about the mansions — including the Breakers, the Elms, the Chinese Tea House, Belcourt Castle and more. Catch the sunrise at the Marble House while the tunes awaken you from a sleepy summertime slumber.
Where: Various locations in Newport.
More Info: Call 849-0700 or visit newportmusic.org.

Jul
16
Mon
Newport Music Festival Fiftieth Anniversary Season @ Newport Mansions, Newport Art Museum, Belcourt of Newport, Ochre Court, Newport Vineyards, and others
Jul 16 all-day
Newport Music Festival Fiftieth Anniversary Season @ Newport Mansions, Newport Art Museum, Belcourt of Newport, Ochre Court, Newport Vineyards, and others | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

The Newport Music Festival celebrates its fiftieth anniversary season from July 4 through July 22 with forty-two concerts and events showcasing Grammy winners and nominees, acclaimed international artists and beloved resident
artists.

Highlights include American opera legend Frederica von Stade, 2017 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Yekwon Sunwoo, Grammy-nominated chamber orchestra A Far Cry, Grammy-nominated wind quintet Imani Winds, piano virtuoso Charlie Albright and widely considered the finest violinist in the world today, Grammy winner Joshua Bell. Incredible concert venues include the Newport Mansions, Belcourt of Newport, Ochre Court, Newport Vineyards and others!

Concert information and tickets at www.newportmusic.org

The Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open @ The International Tennis Hall of Fame
Jul 16 all-day

Just after Wimbledon each year, the ATP World Tour heads to Newport to compete in the Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open, the first stop of the summer swing for pro tennis in the United States. Find out more about this fun, family friendly event at halloffameopen.com!

Jul
17
Tue
Newport Music Festival Fiftieth Anniversary Season @ Newport Mansions, Newport Art Museum, Belcourt of Newport, Ochre Court, Newport Vineyards, and others
Jul 17 all-day
Newport Music Festival Fiftieth Anniversary Season @ Newport Mansions, Newport Art Museum, Belcourt of Newport, Ochre Court, Newport Vineyards, and others | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

The Newport Music Festival celebrates its fiftieth anniversary season from July 4 through July 22 with forty-two concerts and events showcasing Grammy winners and nominees, acclaimed international artists and beloved resident
artists.

Highlights include American opera legend Frederica von Stade, 2017 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Yekwon Sunwoo, Grammy-nominated chamber orchestra A Far Cry, Grammy-nominated wind quintet Imani Winds, piano virtuoso Charlie Albright and widely considered the finest violinist in the world today, Grammy winner Joshua Bell. Incredible concert venues include the Newport Mansions, Belcourt of Newport, Ochre Court, Newport Vineyards and others!

Concert information and tickets at www.newportmusic.org

The Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open @ The International Tennis Hall of Fame
Jul 17 all-day

Just after Wimbledon each year, the ATP World Tour heads to Newport to compete in the Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open, the first stop of the summer swing for pro tennis in the United States. Find out more about this fun, family friendly event at halloffameopen.com!

Jul
18
Wed
Newport Music Festival Fiftieth Anniversary Season @ Newport Mansions, Newport Art Museum, Belcourt of Newport, Ochre Court, Newport Vineyards, and others
Jul 18 all-day
Newport Music Festival Fiftieth Anniversary Season @ Newport Mansions, Newport Art Museum, Belcourt of Newport, Ochre Court, Newport Vineyards, and others | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

The Newport Music Festival celebrates its fiftieth anniversary season from July 4 through July 22 with forty-two concerts and events showcasing Grammy winners and nominees, acclaimed international artists and beloved resident
artists.

Highlights include American opera legend Frederica von Stade, 2017 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Yekwon Sunwoo, Grammy-nominated chamber orchestra A Far Cry, Grammy-nominated wind quintet Imani Winds, piano virtuoso Charlie Albright and widely considered the finest violinist in the world today, Grammy winner Joshua Bell. Incredible concert venues include the Newport Mansions, Belcourt of Newport, Ochre Court, Newport Vineyards and others!

Concert information and tickets at www.newportmusic.org

The Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open @ The International Tennis Hall of Fame
Jul 18 all-day

Just after Wimbledon each year, the ATP World Tour heads to Newport to compete in the Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open, the first stop of the summer swing for pro tennis in the United States. Find out more about this fun, family friendly event at halloffameopen.com!

Jul
19
Thu
Newport Music Festival Fiftieth Anniversary Season @ Newport Mansions, Newport Art Museum, Belcourt of Newport, Ochre Court, Newport Vineyards, and others
Jul 19 all-day
Newport Music Festival Fiftieth Anniversary Season @ Newport Mansions, Newport Art Museum, Belcourt of Newport, Ochre Court, Newport Vineyards, and others | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

The Newport Music Festival celebrates its fiftieth anniversary season from July 4 through July 22 with forty-two concerts and events showcasing Grammy winners and nominees, acclaimed international artists and beloved resident
artists.

Highlights include American opera legend Frederica von Stade, 2017 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Yekwon Sunwoo, Grammy-nominated chamber orchestra A Far Cry, Grammy-nominated wind quintet Imani Winds, piano virtuoso Charlie Albright and widely considered the finest violinist in the world today, Grammy winner Joshua Bell. Incredible concert venues include the Newport Mansions, Belcourt of Newport, Ochre Court, Newport Vineyards and others!

Concert information and tickets at www.newportmusic.org

The Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open @ The International Tennis Hall of Fame
Jul 19 all-day

Just after Wimbledon each year, the ATP World Tour heads to Newport to compete in the Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open, the first stop of the summer swing for pro tennis in the United States. Find out more about this fun, family friendly event at halloffameopen.com!

Design the Night @ RISD Museum
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm
Design the Night @ RISD Museum

Design your own summer night at the Museum with artists hailing from near and far, trendsetting libations, and indie soundscapes.

Thumb through artist’s creations at the Sketchbook Project’s Mobile Library in the Chace Plaza while rocking out to Providence-based (and internationally-acclaimed) indie band Arc Iris’ blend of organic acoustic instruments and layered electronic sounds.

Grab a pencil and draw with Julia Rothman, watch Janice Lee Kelly’s aerial installation grow up the Museum’s Benefit Street facade, and experience pop-up shops, performances, and conversations with artists featured in the exhibition “From the Loom of a Goddess: Reverberations of Guatemalan Mayan Weaving.”

Free.

Fourth Annual Wakefield RiverFire @ Downtown Wakefield/Historic Main Street & Saugatucket River
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fourth Annual Wakefield RiverFire @ Downtown Wakefield/Historic Main Street & Saugatucket River

Thursdays from 5-7 p.m.
Every Thursday evening in the summer season, enjoy magnificent views of the Saugatucket River, as the sun peacefully sets and the wood in the fire basins begin to glow and crackle. Along the river’s edge and Saugatucket Bridge, watch live music from area bands. On Main Street, local vendors will be selling their goods. Downtown shops and restaurants, all in easy walking distance, will be open later than usual. During almost every RiverFire night, additional themes with family-friendly activities will be showcased. The event runs from 5-9 p.m. RiverFire and River Stage performers will begin at 7 p.m.

Free admission. Free parking will be available in the village parking areas and along the street. Please bring a non-perishable food donation for the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale. On Aug. 16, during the Endless Summer II Luau Celebration, which is on a RiverFire evening.

Themed Nights and Musician Schedule:
June 21: Summer Solstice and Jonnycake Center Empty Bowls Stroll Hunger Benefit
Live music: Contemporary Theater Stage, 5 p.m. – Becky Chase; River Stage, 7 p.m. – Chakulla Smith (with The Hunger Bus): Chakulla brings 4 decades of writing and playing Folk, world, jazz and Americana music and always has special guests along to wow the crowd.

June 28: Full Moon Night
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Gary Hopp and Friends: Gary Hopp brings his Good Vibe Tribe Experience to Howl at the Full Moon! Expect great Rock and Roll, Oldies, Country, Originals, Blues, Wild Dancing and Crazy Antics.

July 5: Ladies Night
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – 33 Camben: 33 Camden is a Progressive Rhythm & Blues Rock Fusion band bringing a sound unlike anything you’ve heard! They will be performing LIVE at the Wakefield Ladies Night and RiverFire the day after we celebrate the Birth of our Nation.

July 12: Car Cruise Night (Classic Car Show)
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Greyhound Dream with gpecial guest Paula Clare: Greyhound Dream Features two of South County’s premier performers Krista Rousseau vocal stylings and Josh Scurman’s vocal and guitar prowess – all rounded out by bass guitarist Jerry Rousseau. Special Guest Paula Clare brings her music influenced by Joni Mitchel, Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders, Carole King, Emilou Harris and Suzanne Vega to RiverFire.

July 19: Lantern Parade
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – PhenixAve: PhenixAve plays the acoustic hits of the 60’s, 70’s and today and has been a crowd favorite at RiverFire! During the live music performance, “Concrete Couch” presents a serene Lantern Parade across the Saugatucket River Bridge.

July 26: TBA on possible theme
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Gooseberry Road with Special Guests, Wyatt & Barbara Lema: Gooseberry Road is a 3 piece ensemble playing music from the 1960’s and 70’s – Beatles, Carole King, Hollies, Bee Gees, Aztec Two-Step, more, and originals. Enjoy special guests Folk and Traditional multi-instrument and vocalist, Wyatt and Barbara Lema.

Aug. 2: TBA on possible theme
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Stone Cold Gypsies: Stone Cold Gypsies is a 5-piece band playing a blend of favorites and eclectic music that will surprise and delight you.

Aug. 9: TBA on possible theme
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – The Strattones: The Strattones are a 5 piece Rhode Island band bringing you the best covers and originals you didn’t know you needed to hear.

Aug. 16: Endless Summer II (Tropical Luau Celebration – $5 Suggested Donation).
Live music: (TBA) – Just like last year, there will be multiple performers on The Contemporary Theater Stage, which will be the Main Stage for the event. Admission to the extra area is a suggested $5 donation, before passing under a gigantic replica volcano and shark. This allows access to local beer and tropical drinks, Polynesian food, the Main Stage, special guests, entertainers, and more fun, in addition our regular RiverFire event.

Aug. 23: TBA on possible theme – Might be a Radio Night.
Live music: TBA: Check website or Facebook for any updates.

Aug. 30: Country and Western Night
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Grant Maloy Smith: Grant Maloy Smith is an American Roots Singer/Songwriter with a country bent. His songs tell heartfelt stories about real people, and are unfailingly optimistic and forward looking. His latest album “Dust Bowl – American Stories” spent seventeen weeks on the Billboard charts, including 10 weeks in the top ten of the Americana/Folk Album Sales Chart, and reached as high as number twelve on the Country Album Sales Chart, and number two on the Heatseekers Chart (across all genres).