Newport BridgeFest 2015 – It’s a Wrap!
Newport Daily News, Letter to the editor:
On behalf of Newport BridgeFest and The Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of the people and organizations that make BridgeFest a success each year. Our support of local live music depends heavily on the community, from the artists to the venues, sponsors, donors, vendors, volunteers, media and the audiences.
This year’s festival showcased over 40 new performing artists and bands! Presented primarily in appreciation of the local community, we were excited to hear feedback from out of state travelers who specifically visited Newport to attend BridgeFest. We appreciate the hundreds of individuals uniting to make The 7th Annual Newport BridgeFest a success, and look forward to the Newport community continuing to support local arts and culture during the offseason.
Aaron Abrahamson Cote, Newport BridgeFest Director
Nancy McAuliffe, President
John Hirschboeck, Vice President
Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County
BridgeFest 2015 – Calendar of Events
Over 9 venues & 50 local musical artists. Click here for all the details…
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…