Newport Concert Series

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Summer 2014

THANK YOU for a great 2014 season!




Hear In Rhode Island  gets you to listen to the home grown music of Rhode Island. There are many, many great singer/songwiters/bands and music makers in this state. Go hear some LIVE, local, original music. Come on out and hear what’s playing in Rhode Island. Hear in RI provides the Newport Concert Series with talented Point Stage artists, who will play before each of the shows in our Point Stage Courtyard area. Each point stage performer can be found on the aritst’s pages listed above.

The official mission of Hear In RI is: To encourage and foster the composition of original music by Rhode Islander performers and songwriters and to provide performance opportunities for these artists. Hear In Rhode Island, Inc. was initially established to produce the Hear in Rhode Island Festival but has expanded its scope to produce and present other events such as showcases and workshops. It is a recognized 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization and operates under 501 (c) (3) of the IRS code.

To visit their website for more information about Hear In Rhode Island, Click Here.


A little bit about us…

The 2014 Concert Series is here…so be sure to stay connected & be the first to know about this year’s concerts & happenings.  Like usfollow us, & sign up for our newsletters today! The Newport Concert Series at the Newport Yachting Center offers a waterfront concert experience like no other in a casual, relaxed setting with open-air dockside lounge areas and stunning views of Newport harbor.  From May through October, a variety of artists from all musical genres perform under our intimate tented pavilion, where all seats are within 100 feet of the stage.  Once inside the gates, a memorable evening ignites where thousands of attendees gather to enjoy good company, live music, festive food and drink and the scenic waterfront. And after the encore, the buzz of Newport’s lively nightlife and seaside attractions awaits just steps away!

Q: How do I get my tickets?

A: It’s easy! The fastest way to get your tickets is to order online and print them right at home. To order by phone, call 1.800.745.3000. Or, you can walk right up to the box office and bring your tickets home that day. Click here for box office hours, locations, and complete details on purchasing tickets

Q: Do I need to bring a chair?

A: No need to lug a chair around because the venue has reserved seating for the Newport Concert Series and the Newport Summer Comedy Series. For all other general admission events, there are seating areas for guests. View the seating map here.

Q: If it rains, does the event go on?

A: Of course, all events at the Newport Yachting Center are rain or shine! Umbrellas are always welcome, though all reserved seating and the performance stage for the Newport Concert Series are under our large concert tent.

Q: Are pets welcome at the Newport Concert Series?

A: We love those furry friends, but unless they are certified assistance service animals, unfortunately we cannot allow them inside the event.

Q: Can I bring my camera/video camera?

A: At the Newport Concert Series there is a strict no-camera and no-video policy at the artists’ request. We do ask that guests not use professional recording or photography equipment and we reserve the right to ask that such equipment be taken out of the venue.

Q: Is there food and drink during the shows?

A: With Julians OmniBus, the delicious double-decker food truck located inside our gates as well as various full-service bars, including a waterfront Point Lounge and Bar, we do not allow guests to bring in their own food and drinks. Selections of food include Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap, Pulled Pork Tacos, Lobster Roll, Crab Cake Sandwich, Falafel Wrap, as well as, French Fries and Tortilla Chips & Salsa, and cheese fries. Click here for the full menu or more information on Julians.

Q: When is the Will Call/Newport Yachting Center Box Office open?

A: Now through May 16th you may purchase tickets at our Newport Yachting Center Offices located at 4 Commercial Wharf Monday –Friday 9am-5pm.  From May 17th  through October 13th the Box Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 10am to 5:30pm, Friday from 10am to 6pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. On event days we are open from 9am to 9pm, with extended hours for shows starting after 9pm.  Tickets being held at will call are available after 10am on the day of the event.  If you have any questions, please contact us at 401.846.1600 ext 3 or

Q: Do you offer wheelchair access?

A: Absolutely! Our outdoor venue easily accommodates wheelchair access. You can purchase accessible seating by calling the Box Office or by using the online ticketing feature. If you have any questions please contact the Box Office at (401) 846-1600. Click here for our Guest with Disabilities FAQ

Q: What is the Newport Yachting Center’s physical address for my GPS?

A: Just plug in: 4 Commercial Wharf, Newport, RI 02840.

Q: Where can we park in Newport?

A: There are many convenient parking lots within walking distance to our venue:

  • The Gateway Visitor’s Center on America’s Cup Avenue located at 23 America’s Cup Avenue just before the Newport Marriott offers ample parking and a scenic walk through downtown Newport.
  • 1 Sayers Wharf on America’s Cup Avenue (The Mooring Seafood Bar & Grille lot)
  • Perry Mill Wharf Lot (at America’s Cup Ave. and Perry Mill Wharf, before Midtown Oyster Bar)
  • 366 Thames Street lot (next to Island Pursuit)

Click here to view our parking map. For handicapped parking, please contact our parking operations department at (401) 846-1600 extension 220 for details.

Q: What can we do while we’re in Newport?

A: Our Box Office team will be happy to act as your concierge! We have the inside scoop to what’s happening in our city by the sea. Also, get all the Newport insight at GONEWPORT.COM – your guide for where to stay, dine, shop, see, and be. Or, stop by the Newport Visitor’s Center on your way into town, conveniently located at 23 America’s Cup Avenue at the Gateway Center.


Got another question?

We’re here to help!   Just call us at 401.846.1600.







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