BridgeFest is Over, But The Music Has Just Begun
Even though the official events of Bridgefest are over, the music continues.
Even though BridgeFest has ended, there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy music all around Newport.
In venues all over town and across the bridge listeners could sample what local musicians had to offer. The music ranged from jazz to sea shanties, and most of them were free.
“This is ridiculously great. I love it all!" said Maria Konizeski, of Boston, who attended four of the performances.
Even though the music and spirit of the BridgeFest celebration is over, local talent will continue to be showcased throughout the summer.
This weekend, on Saturday, Aug. 6, Simmons Farm will hold a free outdoor show featuring several musical acts. According to the Simmons Farm Facebook announcements this week, the event goes from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday with acts to include Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons, Cat-Tooth Jim as Graverobbers, Annikki Dawn and more. Bring a chair or blanket and your best toe to tap. The event is free for the whole family.
Sweet Berry Farm will continue to host its popular Tuesday night outdoor summer concerts on the lawn. The shows are free but food, beverages, ice cream and complete dinner packages are available to purchase.
King Park, which hosted musicians for the Newport Independent Music Festival, holds city-sponsored concerts from 3-6 p.m. at the gazebo every Sunday, except for next Sunday, until Sept. 11. It’s a rich way to enjoy music from country to Beatles.
Greenvale Vineyards will also host Jazz Tastings of their wines every Saturday from with music from 1 to 4 p.m. from May through November.
Easton’s Beach hosts its Tuesday Family Night Concert series through July and August and Sweet Berry Farm also hosts free Tuesday night concerts through July and August, and is a great place for a picnic.
Middletown Patch Editor Angela Lemire contributed to this report.