Newport Waterfront Events offers an entertainment experience like no other, producing quality events for over three decades. World-class entertainers of all genres have performed at our unique waterfront venue, the Newport Yachting Center. Year after year, the eclectic lineup boasts a stacked roster of concerts, comedy shows and music festivals including the Newport Waterfront Reggae Festival and Celtic Rock Festival. Newport Waterfront Events also produces the original Chowder Cook-Off Championships, International Oktoberfest and a myriad of other outdoor gatherings.
In September 2014 the Newport Harbor Corporation announced that the Newport Yachting Center property was sold and the events would no longer be hosted at the Newport Yachting Center. Over the past few months, the Newport Waterfront Events Management Team has been actively seeking a new home for these events starting in May of 2015.
Fort Adams State Park has been identified as an ideal location to host some of these events, just across Newport Harbor from our former home!
Thank you to everyone who showed up at the Newport City Council Workshop on January 21st to show your support! The Newport Waterfront Events Team presented a proposal to produce a limited number of events at Fort Adams State Park, within the walls of the Fort. We will continue to identify other venues that can host the remainder of our events in 2015, but the approval of this request is critical to keep live entertainment thriving in the Newport community and will bring exposure and revenue to support the mission of the Fort Adams Trust, a non-profit organization dedicated to awareness and preservation of this historic landmark. http://www.fortadams.org
A Newport City Council vote will be taken on February 11th to approve an entertainment license for these events at Fort Adams State Park. Newport Waterfront Events needs your support to let community leaders know that these events are part of the pulse of the City by the Sea. They have significant economic impact, provide jobs and help make Newport a vibrant destination.
Voice Your Support by reaching out to:
• Newport community leaders: http://www.cityofnewport.com/government
• The Media:
•Newport Daily News
•What’s Up Newp
• Send us an email at the contact form below – send us a testimonial and we’ll post here.
• Follow us on Facebook
Thank you and we hope to see you on the waterfront this summer – we’ll bring the live entertainment and good vibes!