Bridgefest, the annual celebration of Jazz, Folk and Newport’s rich musical community, returns to Newport July 30 – August 2 featuring local artists performing at 19 events at 14 venues over four days.
 
The 2018 schedule includes:
 
 
Monday, July 30
 
Venue: Seamen’s Church Institute
Sea Shanties with Mike Goddard
2:00 – 3:00 pm
FREE
401-847-4260
 
Venue: Bowen’s Wharf Pilot House
Busking at Bowen’s featuring Panoramic View (Steel Drumming)
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
FREE
401-849-3478 
 
Presenter: Newport Dinner Cruise
Venue: The Mermaid Star at 26 Waites Wharf
Bridgefest Hors d’oeuvres Cruise featuring Mike Fischman Bluegrass Duo
6:30-8:00 pm
$50.00
 
Venue: DeBlois Gallery
Live Music with Tim May (Guitar, Vocals)
7:00 – 8:30 pm
FREE (Donations Appreciated)
401-529-2617 
 
 
Tuesday, July 31
 
Venue: Artful Lodger Inn
Live Music with Rory & Ric & Friends
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Cost: A pizza to share (BYOB, some refreshments provided by Artful Lodger Inn)
954-815-3175 | www.artfullodger.com
 
Venue: Bowen’s Wharf Pilot House
Busking at Bowen’s featuring Daisy Briggs (Guitar, Vocals)
6:00 – 9:00 pm
FREE
401-849-3478
 
Venue: La Forge Casino Restaurant
Live Music with Dave Manuel and the La Forge All Stars
FREE
6:00 -10:00 pm
401-847-0418 | www.laforgenewport.com
 
Venue: Channing Church Parish Hall
Live Music with Farm Dog and The Geezers (Folk Music)
6:30 – 9:00 pm
$10.00
 
Venue: Newport Playhouse
Newport to Nashville Songwriters Showcase featuring Retro Country Experience with Bill Bartholomew (Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals), JoAnn Svendsen (Lead Vocals)
8:00 pm (Doors Open at 6:30 pm)
$10.00
401-848-7529
 
Wednesday, August 1
 
Venue: Trinity Memorial Church
Music, Movement, and Morefeaturing Christopher Kavi Carbone
10:00 -11:00 am
FREE (Family event)
401-846-0660 | www.trinitynewport.org
 
Venue: Aquidneck Growers’ Market
Music from The Newport String Project
2:00 – 6:00 pm
FREE
 
Venue: King Park Gazebo at Wellington Avenue
Alan Bernstein Jazzwith Alan Bernstein (Bass) Nicolas King (Vocalist),Mike Renzi (Piano) and Mike Coffey (Drums)
4:00 – 6:00 pm
FREE
401-845-5800
 
Venue: Fort Adams State Park
Local Bridges: A Celebration of Rhode Island’s Music Communityfeaturing Girls Rock! RI and The Copacetics and Special Guests
6:00 – 8:00 pm (Gate opens at 5:30 pm)
FREE
401-848-5055 | www.newportfestivals.org
 
Venue: Bowen’s Wharf Pilot House
Busking at Bowen’s featuring Aidan Keating (Guitar, Vocals)
6:00 – 9:00 pm
FREE
401-849-3478
 
Venue: Jane Pickens Theater
Captain Blood Party with Live Music from The Little Compton Band
6:30 pm – Live music with The Little Compton Band
7:30 pm – Screening of the classic pirate film, Captain Blood
$12.00
401-855-8695
 
Venue: Jo’s Bistro
An Evening of Jazz featuring Joanne Rodino (Vocals), John Monllos(Guitar), Steve Johnson (Bass) and Stefan Griffin (Drums)
7:00 – 10:00 pm
FREE
401-862-0362
 
Thursday, August 2
 
Presenter: Newport Dinner Cruise
Venue: Mermaid Star
Bridgefest Hors d’oeuvres Cruise featuring Lois Vaughan Jazz Duo withBryan Rizzuto
6:30 – 8:00 pm
$50.00
 
Venue: Bowen’s Wharf Pilot House
Busking at Bowen’s featuring Dan Pelletier & Matt Fehr
6:00 – 9:00 pm
FREE
401-849-3478

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