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Newport Comedy Series 2013 is here!

  
  
  
  

Laugh your sock off

Laugh your socks off with the full line up comedians coming our way for this season of the Newport Comedy Series 2013 at the Newport Yachting Center.   Kicking off this year’s exciting series will be the infamously witty Lily Tomlin where she will entertain you with more than a dozen of her timeless characters-from Ernestine to Mrs. Beasley to Edith Ann.  Joining Lily in the Newport comedy series will be the political comedian Bill Maher, the queen of mean Lisa Lampanelli, the man of many voices Jeff Dunham, and many more.

The water front venue is situated in the heart of downtown Newport a quick Walk down from the Ivy Lodge Bed and Breakfast, to the harbor.   There you will enjoy a lovely evening of laughs, great food, beverages, and fun at the Newport Yachting center.   Surrounded by quaint shops, restaurants, galleries and famed colonial architecture, it’s the perfect destination getaway!  No need to fret if it is raining the venue offers a dry place to sit to enjoy your evening of entertainment under a tent with state of the art sound and lighting; all seats are great seats with the intimate stage.

                  

 Schedule of Comedians  to come!

Bill Mahar July 28, 2013: For the last eighteen years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. First on “Politically Incorrect” (Comedy Central, ABC 1993-2002), and for the last seven years on HBO’s “Real Time.” Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him twenty-three Emmy nominations. in October 2008, the same combination was on display in Maher’s uproarious and unprecedented swipe at organized religion, “Religilous,” directed by Larry Charles (“Borat”). The documentary has gone on to be the 7th Highest Grossing Documentary ever.

rodneyRodney Carrington August  1, 2013: Rodney Carrington is a multitalented comedian, actor, and writer who has recorded eight major record label comedy albums selling over 3 million copies. Morning Wood has been certified gold and Greatest Hits has been certified Platinum by the RIAA. Rodney starred in his own TV sitcom Rodney, which ran for two seasons on ABC. He co-wrote and co-starred with Toby Keith in the feature film Beer for My Horses. In 2011 Rodney partnered with the ACA (American Country Awards) by presenting at their awards show and hosting the American Country New Year’s Eve Live show on Fox. According to Pollstar, Rodney has been one of the top ten highest grossing touring comedians for the last ten years and among the top 4 or 5 the last several years. Rodney is on track to be in the top 5 again in 2012. He regularly performs to sold out crowds across the US and Canada. 

 

Jeff Denham Sunday August 11, 2013: His television specials and series have been the highestComedian Jeff Dunham rated programming in Comedy Central history, his DVD sales have reached seven million units, his videos have received a half a billion views on You Tube, and his live concerts have become mega-events played in front of sold-out arenas worldwide.

No wonder Time Magazine wrote that he is “the most popular comedian in the United States” and Forbes named him to its Celebrity 100 list of most powerful entertainers three years running.

Today, Jeff Dunham is a phenomenally successful global entertainment brand.

Dunham has, of course, plenty of help on-stage: his entourage of signature characters who are there to challenge and chastise his every sentence. There’s Walter, the grumpy retiree; the beer-swilling, NASCAR-loving and resolutely red neck Bubba J; the furry and manic Peanut; José Jalapeño, the spicy pepper from South of the border; the bumbling skeletal Achmed the Dead Terrorist; the almost as dead long-lost son of Achmed, AJ; and Peanut’s own ventriloquist dummy: Little Jeff. They may have all been conceived and hand crafted by Dunham, but his characters, who are anything but dummies, have now taken on a life of their own, each with their own legion of fans.

Katt Williams August 16, 2013: Katt Williams is one of America’s most popular comedians, rappers and actors. He is best known for his role as Money Mike in Friday After Next. He has also appeared on Nick Cannon’s MTV improv show, Wild ‘n Out, and is well known for playing the fictional character, Bobby Shaw, on the program My Wife and Kids.

Ron White August 18 2013: Ron “Tatar Salad” White is best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking hilarious comedian from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon. Ron has established himself as a star in his own right. He is one of the top three grossing comedians in the United States over the past five years. Ron is a two-time Grammy nominated comedian with a gold record, three of the top rated one-hour television specials and Comedy Central history, a book that has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list and CD and DVD sales of more than 10 million units. He returns to Rhode Island as part of the “Moral Compass Tour” after two smash hit sellout performances in the 2007 and 2009 Newport Summer Comedy Series!

http://adamcarolla.com/adamanddrew/Dr. Drew & Adam Carolla August 25, 2013: Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew are back together on the Newport waterfront. Carolla and Dr. Drew Pinsky, host of HLN’s Dr. Drew on Call, are reunited after providing a decade of hilarious love advice to listeners across the country when they co hosted Loveline, a syndicated radio program from 1995 to 2005. On August 25th fans and newcomers alike will enjoy the great stories and antics of Loveline.They will also have the opportunity to participate in a live audience interaction with Carolla and Drew. Carolla is a regular contributor on The O’Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel and “The Adam Carolla Podcast” is the #1 downloaded podcast on iTunes.

Nick Offerman with  Megan Mullally August 30, 2013 : Nick Offerman (NBC’s Parks & Recreation’s ‘Ron Swanson’) is taking full advantage of his honey-glazed hindquarters in a humorous entree called “American Ham”, which features a veritable smorgasbord of cautionary tales, tunes, and tips for prosperity (with minor nudity). He is joined with special guest Megan Mullally and her band. Megan is a two-time Emmy award-winning and seven-time Emmy award nominee for her memorable role as Karen Walker in Will & Grace

John Pinette September  1, 2013: John Pinette has enjoyed a long acting career in both television and film. Duets, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Dear God, starring Greg Kinnear, and Junior, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger are just a few of his film credits. He was a regular on the series Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, and starred as the carjack victim in the final episode of Seinfeld. Pinette was also seen in the summer of 2004 as the lovable Bumpo in Artisan Entertainment’s The Punisher, starring Thomas Jane and John Travolta. 

Newport Folk Festival 2013

  
  
  
  

 

 

 

 

Folk Festival Line up 2013

 A Folk festival  typically celebrates traditional folk music, But these days, the Newport folk festival challenges peoples expectations of what folk should look and sound like, with a surprising lineup of artists that includes the Gothic rock singer Cold Specks, Nigerian Tuareg guitarist and singer Bombino, and shape-shifting rock artist Beck.

 

 

The Newport folk festival is one of the country's most prestigious and historic annual musicalperformances.Its legacy stretches back more than 50 years, with a long list ofFolk Fest Harbor View memorable performances from some of the most influential artists of all time: Bob Dylan (some will remember the booing of his electric guitar), Pete Seeger, Joan Baez and many, many more.

 

With a beautiful setting, Fort Adams State park, an amazing set of bands, the festival is less frantic than most music festivals. One can pretty much see everyone without going crazy. Or you can plant yourself a nice little seat by the main stage and see a whole host of amazing bands . . . This year there's more than 50 acts.

 

One of the great things about the Newport Folk Festival is that people have this image, because of the words "folk festival," as to what it is. And what Newport has always done has shaken what people think of as folk music. And Cold Specks is a Canadian artist that would shake that stereotype.

 

Fort Adams is located at 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI, 02840. One of the park system’s national treasures, Fort Adams is situated at the mouth of Newport Harbor with panoramic views of the Newport Bridge and the East Passage. The festival at the Fort features 4 stages of music, food & crafts, and a number of displays.

Getting there:

 

By Bike:

Ride your bike and reduce your carbon footprint! Bicycles are not allowed inside the festival grounds but can be locked in several areas of the park. We’re working with Bike Newport to facilitate bicycle traffic. Click here to learn more.

 

Water Shuttle

The Newport Harbor Shuttle provides continuous service between Perrotti Park or the Oldport Marine Dock on America’s Cup Ave in the Mooring Restaurant parking lot and Fort Adams beginning at 8 AM. Cost is $10.00 round trip and no reservations are required. From Jamestown, take the Jamestown & Newport Ferry – servicing Jamestown, Perrotti Park & Ft. Adams, leaving Jamestown & Newport approximately every 30 min. Click here for Ferry Service & Water Taxi Info. Click here for Ferry Service & Water Taxi Info.

 

By Car

Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI is about 1.5 hours from Boston and 3.5 hours from New York City.

 

There is limited on-site parking available at Fort Adams State Park for $12.00 per vehicle in advance; $15.00 on festival weekend. To purchase in advance, select the parking option during your ticket buying process on Ticketmaster. Parking opens at 11am on Friday, and 8am on Saturday & Sunday.

Parking for vehicles with ADA placards or license plates is available in the Lower Lot. Each vehicle gaining access to the Lower Lot must pay the parking fee; the holder of the placard MUST BE a passenger in the vehicle and produce the issued ADA handicap placard. Violation of any ADA placard or license carries a fine of up to $500. ADA parking is available. See full ADA information below.

 

IN TOWN PARKING

Avoid the Fort traffic and ride in style – park in town and take the ferry. Here’s some private parking options:

Lee’s Wharf Parking Lot
$10 a day, not manned, use machine to pay with credit card, no AMEX. The day expires at midnight
Lee’s Wharf, 433 Thames St, Newport, RI (401) 849-3060

Mary St Parking Lot
Large surface lot provides residents with 3 hours free parking (with resident sticker), has public restrooms and is located downtown 1 block from the waterfront.
6 Mary St, Newport, RI 02840

Long Wharf Lot
Metered lot with 24-hour operation and 9 hour limits. It is located off of America’s Cup Ave at the Long Wharf Mall.
Wyndham Long Wharf, 5 Washington St, Newport, RI 02840

The Conference and Visitors Bureau Parking Lot
Covered garage. $24 per day, about 2 Blocks from the Ann Street Pier. You may drop your luggage with us from 2pm until boarding for your convenience.
23 America’s Cup Avenue, Newport, RI 02840, 401-845-9123

Booth Parking Inc.
138 Swinburne Row, Newport, RI, (401) 846-7275

 

 

What time does everything open?

 

Friday July 26

 

Box office opens at 12PM

Gates open at 1PM

Parking opens at 11am/shuttles start at 12PM

Water taxis start at 8am

Food & Crafts start at 10am

Music starts at 11:30am

 

 

 

Black Ships Festival: A Cultural Haven

  
  
  
  

Ikokusen zu by Unknown Japanese artist

Strolling down Memorial Boulevard from Bellevue, you can faintly hear sounds of drums bouncing off the historic building walls.  As you approach the Long Wharf,  you can begin to feel the bouncing off your chest, an in a moment it is silent. A moment goes by and the Taiko drum performers pause in a statuques position. Then the drums begin again, louder than and faster than before the grand finale begins, and with each strike the performers hit each drum with precision, making for a great finale and an opening of  a wonderful festival.  Every year I look forward to the Black Ships festival  and its cultural influence on our historic town of Newport, RI.  With more than enough activities for every one of our guests to enjoy this is one festival not to be missed.

Taiko drum performers

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, The Black Ships Festival offers a variety of events that emphasize both Japanese art and culture.   Each year the Black Ships Festival commemorates the historic achievements of Commodore Mathew C. Perry USN, of Newport.  In 1854 Commodore Perry negotiated the first treaty ever signed between the United States and Japan, the Treaty of Kangawa.  For the past several years, Newport and its sister city Shimoda celebrate this momentous occasion with many joyful events for all ages to enjoy.   

All festivities in Newport are a short stroll away from the Ivy Lodge Bed and Breakfast.  Our guest will be able to enjoy the cultural haven with Newport’s celebration beginning on July 18th as the Navy Band salutes the black ships at 6:00pm on the Long Wharf Mall.   One block from the Navy Band concert you will find the Japanese Fine Kimono Exhibit, Silken Craft and Embroidery, where widely renowned Kimono artist, Hiroko Ichie, presents an exhibit of the fine art of Japanese Kimono.  From selection and assembly of the finest silk to the detailed embroidery of the Kimono’s “obi” belt, her handiwork is exquisite.  Come see her display throughout the entire weekend of the Black Ships Festival in the rear row of Brick Market Place.

The events don’t end there, just a brief walk down Bellevue to Touro Park,  our guests will be engulfed with more festivities than one can admire in a day.  With concessions, displays, exhibits and demonstations, ensuring everyone will enjoy this festival and will make memories for a life time. See below for the schedule of all the vents for the 2013 Black Ships Festival Newport RI.

Friday July 19th 2013

Festival Opening Ceremonies
10:30 AM • TOURO PARK, BELLEVUE AVENUE
Colorful ceremonies to commemorate Newport’s native son, Commodore Matthew C. Perry, and the signing of the Treaty of Kanagawa, which opened trade between Japan and the United States. Wreath-laying at Commodore Perry’s statue and speeches by American and Japanese dignitaries. Navy Color Guard. Newport Artillery Co. will fire cannon salutes. Channing Memorial Church will play their Bells in honor of the Opening Ceremonies.

Japanese Fine Kimono Exhibit, Silken Craft and Embroidery
1:00 PM  – 7:00 PM • 223 GODDARD ROW AT THE BRICK MARKET PLACE
Widely renowned Kimono artist, Hiroko Ichie, presents an exhibit of the fine art of Japanese Kimono.  From selection and assembly of the finest silk to the detailed embroidery of the Kimono’s “obi” belt, her handiwork is exquisite.  Come see her display throughout the entire weekend of the Black Ships Festival in the rear row of Brick Market Place.  Ichie-sensei and her students have traveled from their home of Shizuoka, Japan to share the spirit and vitality of this time-honored art form with Shizuoka’s Prefecture’s Sister-City-By-The-Sea.  401.808.0162.

Sushi Sake Sail I 
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM • GOAT ISLAND MARINA
Sail aboard one of the magnificent Tall Ships, the 101′ Schooner Aurora. View Newport harbor as you sip sake from Gekkeikan, and sample sushi. Space is limited to 68 people. A sellout every year! Sponsored by IDC, The Newport Experience. $30 per person in advance and $35 day of the event (if available). For tickets call 401-846-2720, or online at www.blackshipsfestival.com.

Saturday July 20th

 Arts & Crafts

10:00AM – 4:00PM • Touro Park

Touro Park on Bellevue Avenue is transformed into a Japanese-American Cultural Center, featuring demonstrations, workshops, and displays.

Touro Park Demonstrations & Workshops

Japanese Fine Kimono Exhibit, Silken Craft and Embroidery
10:00 AM  – 5:00 PM • 223 GODDARD ROW AT THE BRICK MARKET PLACE
Widely renowned Kimono artist, Hiroko Ichie, presents an exhibit of the fine art of Japanese Kimono.  From selection and assembly of the finest silk to the detailed embroidery of the Kimono’s “obi” belt, her handiwork is exquisite.  Come see her display throughout the entire weekend of the Black Ships Festival in the rear row of Brick Market Place, one block from the Taiko Drum Prelude.  Ichie-sensei and her students have traveled from their home of Shizuoka, Japan to share the spirit and vitality of this time-honored art form with Shizuoka’s Prefecture’s Sister-City-By-The-Sea. 401.808.0162.

Experience Dressing and Wearing Japanese Yukata
BY APPOINTMENT DURING EXHIBIT HOURS  • 223 GODDARD ROW AT THE BRICK MARKET PLACE
Become a part of the Black Ships festivities by dressing in Japanese Summer Kimono (Yukata) and strolling the Brick Market in traditional style.  Dressing and photo session available by appointment, stop by the exhibit to make a reservation.  Sessions are 30 minutes for dressing and photo, with 30 minute opportunity to stroll downtown Newport.  $20 donation is requested, proceeds to support the Black Ships Festival and Shimoda Sister City Student Exchange program.  401.808.0162.

Lost Sword Techniques of the Sengoku Jidai (Warring States Era, 15th – 17th Century)
10:00 AM
Kenjutsu Enbu (Samurai Sword Demonstration). This demonstration will be a catalog of techniques preserved by Toshitsugu Takamatsu, who re-presented the documents of Kukishin Ryū Bikenjutsu in scrolls to the Kuki family following the loss of their antique documents, incinerated during the bombings of WWII. This demonstration will be presented by Adam Mitchell, Chief Instructor of the Jinenkan Kōsei Gōgi Dōjō in Mahopac, NY and his students.

An Introduction Workshop on the Samurai Sword
10:15AM to 11:00 AM
Join us for a one hour workshop covering the fundamental movement found in the study of Samurai Sword. This workshop will be offered to all those interested in the sword, it’s history and effectiveness regardless of age or experience level. Topics covered will include the first four forms of the Kukishin Ryū. This demonstration will be presented by Adam Mitchell, Chief Instructor of the Jinenkan Kōsei Gōgi Dōjō in Mahopac, NY and his students.

Kite Making Workshop
10:30 AM • TOURO PARK
Children learn to build a kite with the help of Newport’s Sister City Shimoda, Japan . (limited to 50 children)

Celebrate The Summer Like They Do In Japan
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM • THE JAPANESE CONSULATE TENT
Join staff and volunteers from the Consulate General of Japan in Boston for summer festival activities. Celebrate the summer holiday of Tanabata by writing a wish on a paper streamer and hanging it from the bamboo branches.  Kids can try their hand at the typical summer festival games of Kingyo Sukui (goldfish scooping) and Yo-yo Tsuri (fishing for balloons).

Happy-Happy-Den-Den-Drums
11:00 AM-2:00 PM

Haruo Shiga, a renown craftsman,  will teach children to make Japanese toys: Den-Den Daiko (Drum). Children ages 7-12.

NINJA Demonstration
11:00 AM • LAWN
R.I. Ninjutsu Center demonstrates this secretive form of martial arts that has lasted more than 900 years.

Feng Shui with Stephen Devine
11:15 AM
Learn about the centuries old study of the relationship between human beings and their living-working environment. Everything from the planning of entire cities to the shape of your house, or the position of your bed can have far-reaching implications on our health and prosperity.  Through the application of Feng Shui you can enhance your knowledge, career, family relationships, marriage and well-being!

Anime & Manga Demonstration
11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
Japanese animation (anime) and comics (manga) have become very popular in the U.S. over the past few years. Learn and ask questions about these two unique art forms, and learn how to draw an anime-style character of your own. Presented by Ed Sutherland.

Arresting techniques of the Samurai
11:30 AM
This demonstration will show three methods of arrest and control of criminals during the Edo Period. Applications seen within the demonstration will include empty handed techniques of the Takagi Yoshin Ryū, police truncheon techniques and sword disarming and restraining techniques of the weighted chain. As well, a comprehensive discussion about the arrest and control methods of Taihojutsu will be presented to the audience. Presented by Adam Mitchell, from the Jinenkan Kōsei Gōgi Dōjō, Mahopac, NY and his students.

Sushi Making Demonstration
12:00 PM
Haruki Restaurant of Cranston demonstrates.

Calligraphy Demonstration 
12:00 PM -1:00 PM
 • UNDER THE TENT
A demonstration by Japanese Master Calligrapher, Michio Imai, of Kaji Aso Studio, Institute for the Arts. Michiko was awarded the highest rank in Japanese Calligraphy of Shihan. She is among the few to have won multiple best of category awards in national Competitions (Japan). Her work has been displayed at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Osaka Municipal Museum of Art, Nara City Museum of Art and Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art.

Aikido and Iaido Demonstration
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM • LAWN
A demonstration of the martial art of Aikido and the sword art of Laido with live blade cutting.  Newport Aikido welcomes you for on-going demonstrations of the modern martial art of Aikido.  Aikido blends mind, body and spirit.  Reflective in nature, it is a non-violent martial art that is ethically linked to defense against an unprovoked attack.  Aikido teaches people sincerity and compassion, and helps a person to realize their own potential as a human being.

Sumi-e Demonstration
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
The artist, Jan Zaremba, will paint a masterwork in 3 minutes, explaining brush technique, use of ink, rice paper and the history of Far Eastern Art.

Japanese Fine Kimono Presentation and Fashion Show
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM • , MAIN ATRIUM, OF GATEWAY CENTER
Hiroko Ichie presents a live demonstration of her fine-art craft in a parade of traditional and energetic fashion.  See live models demonstrate the wearing of formal Kimono as well as summer-time casual Yukata.

SHORIN-RYU Demonstration
1:00 PM- 2:00 PM

Okinawan Temple School demonstrates traditional martial arts of Okinawa, Japan

Origami Flowers
12:30 PM

Artist, author and inventor Benjamin John Coleman, will be demonstrating the art of making origami flowers.

Sidearm of the Samurai, Tantō and Wakizashi
12:30 PM
An in depth look at the unique short blades of the Samurai warrior. Adam Mitchell, Chief Instructor of the Jinenkan Kōsei Gōgi Dōjō in Mahopac NY will be doing a presentation on two of the most important tools of the classical Japanese warrior that is often shadowed by the katana. The tantō (短刀) and it’s unique blade formation served as not only a utility for the Samurai, but was a minor weapon that changed the course of major battles in Japanese history. The wakizashi was a short sword, a trusted side arm of the Samurai that could go with him where his long sword couldn’t. This presentation will also include centuries old relics and modern replicas of both weapons for display. Following the presentation, Mr. Mitchell will offer a tantō-jutsu and kodachi-jutsu demonstration from the Kukishin Ryū.

Iaijutsu & Tameshigiri Enbu
1:00 PM
This group demonstration will present the 5 forms of the Jinen Ryū Iaijutsu, sword drawing and cutting forms. This is a demonstration not to be missed. Following the demonstration, students will demonstrate tameshigiri, or test cutting with live swords.  Presented by Adam Mitchell, from the Jinenkan Kōsei Gōgi Dōjō, Mahopac, NY.

NINJA Demonstration
2:00 PM • LAWN
R.I. Ninjutsu Center demonstrates this secretive form of martial arts that has lasted more than 900 years.

Tea Ceremony
2:00 PM • LAWN
A special demonstration of the centuries old CHA-DO (Way of the Tea) led by Kaji Aso Studio.

Stick fighting of the Samurai
2:00 PM
Witness the stick fighting techniques of the Samurai during this demonstration of Hanbōjutsu, the three foot stick. This demonstration will include the complete forms of the Kukishin Ryū school and will be presented by Adam Mitchell, from the Jinenkan Kōsei Gōgi Dōjō, Mahopac, NY.

Koto & Shamisen Player
2:30 PM
Enjoy the sounds of Koto and Shamisen player Ms. Sumie Kaneko.  Ms. Kaneko has graduated from Tokyo University and has been playing Koto since she was six years old and in 1994 won the 2nd International High School Art and Music Competition in Koto.  She continues an important tradition of Japanese music and breathes new life into it.  Her spirit highlights the universality of this timeless music.

Basic techniques of the Ken
2:45 PM
Join Adam Mitchell, Chief Instructor of the Jinenkan Kōsei Gōgi Dōjō in Mahopac NY for a fun workshop on the fundamentals of Samurai sword handling. This workshop is open to all ages and skill levels, the only requirement to attend is to possess a willingness to learn. Step back in time with a sword in hand and train like the old warriors of Japan’s past in a tradition that is over 400 years old.

Mindful Origami
2:45 PM
Benjamin John Coleman, of origami Bonsai Company, will have a  demonstration teaching  you how to create amazing sculptural works that take the shape of bonsai and other flora and fauna.

Amerikick Martial Arts
3:00 PM

Demonstration of traditional Japanese and Amerikick Martial Arts.  How Japanese karate influences martial arts in the USA.  Demo of katas, hand to hand fighting, weapons and discussion of Japanese farm tools adapted to martial arts.  Benefits of studying martial arts no matter what age.

 

 

2013 Newport Music Festival

  
  
  
  

 

For all Music Lovers

            This year will mark the 45th season of the Newport Music Festival and its ongoing tradition of presenting unique chamber music programs, American debuts, world class artists, and special events held in the famous Mansions of Newport RI. This year will be Newport Music Festival’s most ambitious seasons yet, with an abundant line up of 62 concerts one would think it would be hard to find new firsts to claim the stagedescribe the image but this year will be filled with them.  With music ranging from Bach to Brudeck the festival will also present some of our timeless favorite chamber music composers playing tribute to the bicentennials of the iconic opera titans; Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner. Not only will the festival offer unique roster of composers but they will for the first time broaden their menu by embracing programs of ragtime, tango, and Klezmer.

Another first for the festival can be found in its family which will encompass 70 musicians hailing from 18 countries, with 40 of whom will be making their Newport debut.  Along with returning artists the festival has so much to offer to any kind of music lover, with festival highlights such as Box Lunch concerts, Family and children concerts, Midnight series, and Sunset concerts at the breakers there will be fun for all to enjoy.

Box Lunch Concerts are one of the many special events held by the Newport Music Festival this year with four opportunities on the Elm’s Courtyard on Saturday July 13th and July 20th, with events on Sunday July 21st, and a Friday event on July 26th.  Morning concerts are held at 11 am fallowed by a box lunch around 1pm, and afternoon concerts at 2pm.  Tickets are $50.00 per person and it will be a special treat form “neath the elms”.

Concerts are held throughout the week, making it a perfect opportunity to plan for a trip down to Newport’s historic Mansion district and our beautiful beaches.  Come stay with us at the Ivy Lodge and take advantage of our midweek rates while enjoying all that the Newport Music festival has to offer. If you plan on coming with the entire family, the Newport Music Festival offers a special event during the week just for you.  The Family and Children concerts is 

casino theatreperfect for guests of all ages.  This concert will incorporate a delightful duo of pianists Frederic Chiu and story teller David Gonzales as the bring entertaining to both the Casino Theatre and Blithewold Mansion.  The family concerts will consist of storytelling of family classics such as Peter and the Wolf, and The Story of Babar. Family concerts will be held on July 22nd -24th.  Treat your inner night owl with one of the Newport Music Festivals Midnight Concerts.  This midweek concert is one hour long , and will delight you with Bach partitas, rare chamber music and a sonata by violinists Eugene Tzikindelean, the Goldberg Variations arranged for string trio.  You will also enjoy songs and dances by virtuoso violinist Tasmin Little with the late night cabaret style buffet.  Join us for the incredible festival artist at 11p.m. to midnight at the Newport Grand Event Center on July 23rd and 24th tickets cost $20.00 per person.

   Summer is a wonderful time to visit historic Newport with so many things to do you'll never have a dull monent.  Come join us for some fun at the Ivy Lodge, and learn about the Newport Mansions, enjoy our coast lines and beaches, and all the amazing artists of the Newport Music Festival has to offer. 

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