Join us from July 30th to August 2nd for Bridgefest® 2018. “Bridging” the days between the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals, Bridgefest celebrates folk, jazz and Newport’s musical community. 

2018 EVENTS


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2–3pm / FREE / Empire Coffee @ Seamen's Church Institute
SEA SHANTIES
with Mike Goddard
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6–9pm / FREE / Bowen’s Wharf Pilot House
BUSKING AT BOWEN’S
featuring music by Panoramic View
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6:30–8pm / $50 / Newport Dinner Cruise at 26 Waites Wharf
BRIDGEFEST HORS D'OEUVRES CRUISE
with The Mike Fischman Bluegrass Duo
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7-8:30pm / FREE (donations welcome) / DeBlois Gallery
LIVE MUSIC
with Tim May
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3–5pm / BYOB & PIZZA TO SHARE / Artful Lodger Inn
LIVE MUSIC
with Rory & Ric & Friends
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6–9pm / FREE / Bowen’s Wharf Pilot House
BUSKING AT BOWEN’S
featuring music by Daisy Briggs
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6–10pm / FREE / La Forge Casino Restaurant
LIVE MUSIC
with Dave Manuel and the La Forge All Stars
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6:30-9pm / $10 / Channing Church Parish Hall Venue
LIVE MUSIC
with Farm Dog and The Geezers
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8pm / $10 / Newport Playhouse
Lorri Shankar Presents:
NEWPORT TO NASHVILLE
Songwriters Showcase featuring Retro Country Experience
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10–11am / FREE / Trinity Church
MUSICAL CELEBRATIONS
A program for families with young children featuring movement and music by Christopher Kavi Carbone
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2–6pm / FREE / Aquidneck Growers’ Market
GROWERS' MARKET
with music from the Newport String Project
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4–6pm / FREE / King Park Gazebo
FRIENDS OF THE WATERFRONT CONCERT
featuring Alan Bernstein Jazz
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6–8pm / FREE / Fort Adams State Park
Newport Festivals Foundation Presents:
LOCAL BRIDGES: A Celebration of Rhode Island’s Music Community
with Girls Rock! RI, the Copacetics, and Special Guests
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6–9pm / FREE / Bowen’s Wharf Pilot House
BUSKING AT BOWEN’S
featuring music by Aidan Keating
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6:30–9:30pm / $12 / Jane Pickens Theater
CAPTAIN BLOOD PARTY
with live music from The Little Compton Band
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7–10pm / FREE / Jo’s Bistro
AN EVENING OF JAZZ
with vocalist Joanne Rodino, guitarist John Monllos, bassist Steve Johnson, and drummer Stefan Griffin
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6:30–8pm / $50 / Newport Dinner Cruise
BRIDGEFEST HORS D'OEUVRES CRUISE
with The Lois Vaughan Jazz Duo
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6–9pm / FREE / Bowen’s Wharf Pilot House
BUSKING AT BOWEN’S
featuring music by Daniel Pelletier & Matt Fehr
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8–10pm / ADVANCE TICKETS: $ 20, DOOR: $ 25 / Newport Playhouse
THE GREG ABATE UPTOWN JAZZ QUINTET
presented by What's Up Newp
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Artists and Schedule Subject to Change