The NIMFest summer concert series presented by the City of Newport opens Sunday, June 25 from 3-6pm at the King Park gazebo on Wellington Avene and runs Sundays through Aug 27. Free and open to the public with lawn seating. Made possible by a gift from Mrs. Dorrance H. Hamilton. The 2017 series honors Women In Music in a range of styles, pop, blues, folk, rock, jazz, ethnic and eclectic.
King Park offers two beaches, pier, harbor walk, rain garden, BBQ area, playground, and restrooms. For more info, contact Newport Recreation Dept, 845-5800 or visit NIMFest Newport on Facebook.
June 25 Cee Cee & the Riders; Kane Brothers
July 2 Los Duderinos; Lisa Martin Trio
July 9 Silverteeth; Randy Robbins Trio; Allysen Callery
July 16 Ladies of Blues & Soul with Diane Blue and Ilana Katz Katz
July 23 Barkode; La Mechante & Le Connard
July 30 The Gnomes; Thea Hopkins Duo; Joyce Katzberg
Aug. 6 Alan Bernstein All Star Jazz Ensemble;
Yvonne Monnett & Genevieve Rose Duo
Aug. 13 Down City Band
Aug. 20 John & Joanne Band; Debra Mann Jazz Trio
Aug. 27 Chelley, Bill & Dyl; Ric & Rory; Anita Mansfield
Shark Week Advance Screenings
25 Americaâ€™s Cup Avenue, Newport
Shark Week starts early at the Skiff Bar. Catch â€ Best of Shark Weekâ€ episodes one week before the official launch, including â€œReturn to the Isle of Jawsâ€ a 2017 premiere episode. Enjoy shark-themed food and drinks and Discovery Channel giveaways. Swim on by for specials including Fish & Chip Bites, Blackened Fish Tacos, Blood in the Water cocktails, or Landshark Lager.