Newport BridgeFest 2015 – July 27-30, 2015

The board of directors of the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County and BridgeFest Director Aaron Cote would like to thank all the people who came out to support and enjoy the musical talent showcased during the 7th Annual Newport BridgeFest. Thousands of people enjoyed over 50 music performances, programs and educational programs. A big thank you to the businesses and organizations who provided support for our efforts to bridge the gap between the Newport Folk and Newport Jazz Festivals. Planning is already in progress for next year’s event. Click here for 2015 BridgeFest in the Press!

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