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Issue #36: "Natty Dreads & Chowderheads"

The Clam Who Would Be King

The Chowder Hunt Begins!

Gettin' Ziggy With It

Blues, Brews & Dancin' Shoes

JUNE 2
Schweppes Great Chowder Cook-Off

JUNE 18-21
Newport Charter Yacht Show

JUNE 29
Ziggy Marley: Wild & Free Tour

JULY 22
Newport Summer Comedy Series presents: Lisa Lampanelli

AUGUST 11
Newport Waterfront Reggae Festival

AUGUST 17
k.d. lang and The Siss Boom Bang

AUGUST 18
Newport Blues & BBQ Festival

AUGUST 25
Celtic Rock Festival

SEPTEMBER 13-16
Newport International Boat Show

OCTOBER 6-7
International Oktoberfest!

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Schweppes Great Chowder Cook-Off

The 31st annual Schweppes Great Chowder Cook-Off is on the horizon, a sure sign that the 2012 summer season is fast approaching!

The buzz is already growing for this acclaimed all-ages festival of all-you-can-eat chowder, so we've opened ticket sales early and at a clam-tastic discount: $10 off full-price admission if purchased by May 1st. Plus, these coveted tickets grant you automatic membership into the exclusive Chowdahead Club, for the hardcore, ultimate chowda fans who will enjoy a one-hour preview of the event from 11am-12pm to get a first-class first taste of all the 2012 chowder creations before the gates open at noon. In addition, Chowdaheads can mingle with the talented chefs and get to know the participating team members! It's the best lunchtime Power-Hour you'll ever have!

Remember, this offer is limited so be sure to order your tickets by May 1st!

Chowder Spotters

Do you or a friend know a great chowder spot? Is it championship-caliber?

If so, you need to join our team of Chowder-Spotters on the hunt for the nation's best chowder restaurants to participate in the 2012 Schweppes Great Chowder Cook-Off! We're looking to you-the ultimate chowder fans-to dig deep within your communities for championship-quality chowder and yet-to-be crowned Chowder Champion Chefs! You may already be a fan of this year's Champion-they just don't know it yet! Help them out by "Spotting" them and passing out our "You've Been Chowder-Spotted!" cards, containing all the info to get them started on their way toward Chowder Glory.

Contact us and let us know what makes you a qualified Chowder-Spotter, and we'll set you up with a supply of Chowder-Spotter cards to drop off at your favorite seafood restaurants, chowder stands, and other secret spots.

So what's in it for you, besides bragging rights? If your selected restaurant is at the Great Chowder Cook-Off this year, we'll give you a $100 gift certificate to that restaurant!

Let the Chowder-Spotting begin - click here to get started!

Ziggy Marley

The Nantucket Nectars Sunset Music Series is setting the stage for a summer of musical evenings on Newport's historic waterfront with a growing line-up of world-renowned musicians for the 2012 season.

On Friday, June 29th, five-time Grammy award-winner and noted philanthropist Ziggy Marley makes a stop in Newport to kick off the 2012 Series as part of his tour for the Grammy-nominated Wild & Free album. And the reggae jams don't stop there... the freewheelin' vibes continue at the much-anticipated Newport Waterfront Reggae Festival later in the summer on Saturday, August 11th (stay tuned for some monumental lineup announcements), before we shift gears the following weekend-Friday, August 17th-when international favorite k.d. lang takes center stage with her sprightly new band, The Siss Boom Bang-a partnership lang has called "the pinnacle of [her] creative life." With four Grammy awards and eight Juno Awards under her belt, this star promises to light up the night sky with her stunning vocal range and renewed creative fire. Click here to secure your seats!

Blues & BBQ and Celtic Rock Festivals

We're excited to announce two new additions to our summer lineup: On Saturday, August 18th, we'll get your toes tapping with deep, soulful blues, ice-cold brews, and the very best of BBQ at the all-new Newport Blues & BBQ Festival! Then shake out your kilts on August 25th for the inaugural Celtic Rock Festival! Rooted in a long history of success with our Waterfront Irish Festival, this one-day event will venture in a new direction, with a focus on contemporary, progressive Celtic music. Enjoy a lively mix of the most popular Celtic performers, spirited step-dance and pipe & drum ensembles, an Irish marketplace, savory pub fare, and of course, flowing Guinness. Watch for the official line-up announcement the week of St. Patrick's Day and be the first to grab your discounted ticket on sale Friday, March 16th!

It's more music on the waterfront - stay tuned all month long as we announce more shows! To get the latest, be sure to check us out at newportwaterfrontevents.com and follow us on Facebook!


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