Newport Waterfront Events Event 411 | Setting the Stage for a Summer Smash | e-News Issue #37
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Where Entertainment Meets the Waterfront

A Sun-Sational Summer

A Sunshine Day of Jammin' Away

Blues, Brews & Dancin' Shoes

The Clam Before the Storm

Schweppes Great Chowder Cook-Off

Ziggy Marley: Wild & Free Tour

Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime

Los Lobos

Newport Summer Comedy Series presents: Bill Burr

Newport Summer Comedy Series presents: Lisa Lampanelli

Classic Rock Rewind

Newport Waterfront Reggae Festival

k.d. lang and The Siss Boom Bang

Newport Blues & BBQ Festival

Newport Celtic Rock Festival

Newport Summer Comedy Series presents: Gabriel Iglesias

Newport International Boat Show

International Oktoberfest!

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2012 Event Line Up

Spring is here (or is it summer already?) and we're bringing in the boats, bands, and barbeques! We've got a multitude of exciting events planned this season - June through October - from tasty food festivals to a slew of live, evening and all-day concerts with internationally acclaimed artists and musicians. Event announcements keep on coming so be sure to stay connected as the entire 2012 Newport Waterfront Event schedule rolls out. Don't miss out on discounted tickets ending May 1st: Save 10 clams to the Schweppes Great Chowder Cook-Off on Saturday June 2nd, as well as the opportunity to save $15 off regular price to the Newport Celtic Rock Festival, Saturday, August 25th. Information, pricing and discounted ticket details, plus entertainment line-ups can be found at

Sunset Music Series

This summer's lineup for the Nantucket Nectars Sunset Music Series is blazing a trail to the most anticipated concert series in the area. On June 29th, we'll kick off with five-time Grammy Award-winner and 2012 Grammy nominee, Ziggy Marley, on his celebrated Wild & Free Tour. In July, we'll host ska-punkers Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime on the 6th and the tex-mex rock of Los Lobos on the 13th. August brings a night of legendary 60's & 70's rock-n-roll with Classic Rock Rewind on the 10th, and the multi-international award-winner k.d. lang and The Siss Boom Bang on the 17th. Considering this is only the beginning of our lineup, it's clearly going to be a very memorable summer. Stay tuned for additional announcements of the 2012 acts!

Newport Waterfront Reggae Festival

On Saturday, August 11th, downtown Newport will be the hottest place to chill out with the return of the Newport Waterfront Reggae Festival. We're excited to announce our eclectic 2012 lineup including dancehall legend Barrington Levy, international sell-out Bushman, reggae veteran Junior Marvin of Bob Marley's Wailers, critically acclaimed Taj Weekes & Adowa, the charismatic Mighty Mystic & The Thunder Band, plus local favorites, The Ravers. This year's festival is sure to be a highlight of your summer, and with general admission and breezy re-entry you can enjoy all Newport has to offer between the jams. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday 4/20 at 10 a.m.!

Newport Blues & BBQ Festival

We're fixin' for fun at the much anticipated 2012 debut of the Newport Blues & BBQ Festval, Saturday, August 18th. Come celebrate true southern comfort with nationally acclaimed blues artists including Taj Mahal, John Lee Hooker, Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Marcia Ball and Joanne Shaw Taylor. We're looking forward to a sweet summer day of soulful riffs, ice-cold brews and a finger lickin' barbeque - the best of the blues on our waterfront! Click here for tickets!

Great Chowder Cook-Off

With only seven weeks to go, the 31st Annual Schweppes Great Chowder Cook-Off is top of mind as we get ready to kick off the summer season on Saturday, June 2nd. Be a part of the original, largest, and longest-running chowder bonanza in New England! We'll have a myriad of chowders to tempt your votes as you - our guests - crown the 2012 Champion of Chowder! Our Chowder Spotters are still on the hunt for that one-of-a- kind chowder that blows the rest out of the water! Know a restaurant or chef who may be tough to beat? Join our Spotter team and you may win $100 to enjoy at your "spotted" restaurant - click here to find out how! And for our diehard chowder lovers, early bird tickets are on sale now: purchase by May 1st and enjoy our deepest $10 discount plus automatic membership to the Chowdahead Club, an exclusive access pass to the Chowder Power Hour, a one-hour preview event before the gates officially open to the public! For more information and up to date restaurant listings, visit us at

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