Newport BridgeFest 2015 – July 27-30, 2015

Entering its 7th year, Newport BridgeFest is a local, live music and music education festival that “bridges” the gap between the prestigious Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals for a continuous 10 days of music in our community. This year’s festival dates are Monday July 27 through Thursday July 30, 2015.

BridgeFest Opening Night Sunset Soiree

Monday, July 27, 6 – 8 pm, Sanford-Covell Villa Marina, 72 Washington St. Newport

Enjoy live music featuring ZanRicky and a dance performance by Rhode Islands ballet theatre as the sun sinks behind the twinkling Newport bridge at what the Boston Journal of August 9, 1870 called “…the most elegant house ever built in Newport.” Lots of great raffle and silent auction prizes. Click here for more details.

Wines, beers, and hors d’oeuvres from select Newport restaurants and caterers will be served out on the waterfront piazza all included in your admission, the proceeds of which support BridgeFest and our many local musicians. Donation: $30 in advance, $40 at the door.

BridgeFest Artists Celebrate the Spirit of Collaboration

The Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County, would like to welcome this year’s official BridgeFest Artists, a team comprised of Able Thought and Elisabeth Chomka. Inspired by Chomka’s piece, “Ship In Peril,” artist and musician Able Thought created an interpretation through his one-of-a-kind “Vinyl Art” sold at his Motif Rock Stage performance at last year’s Newport BridgeFest. continued…

If you are interested in joining the Newport Arts and Cultural Alliance, please click here to download the membership application form. You can pay for your membership through the ACA’s website