Bridgefest 2018 to Feature 19 Events Over 4 Day Period

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
GoLocalWorcester Lifestyle Team

Greg Abate will be among those performing at Bridgefest
Bridgefest 2018 is set to feature 19 events at 14 different venues over a four day period in between the Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival.

The Newport Folk Festival is set to take place from July 27 to July 29, while the Jazz Festival runs from August 3 to August 5.

Bridgefest 2018 will take place from Monday, July 30 to Thursday, August 2.

See the Bridgefest schedule below

Monday, July 30

Venue: Seamen's Church Institute

Sea Shanties with Mike Goddard

2:00 - 3:00 pm



Venue: Bowen's Wharf Pilot House

Busking at Bowen's featuring Panoramic View (Steel Drumming)

Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm



Venue: The Mermaid Star at 26 Waites Wharf

Bridgefest Hors d'oeuvres Cruise featuring Mike Fischman Bluegrass Duo

6:30-8:00 pm



Venue: DeBlois Gallery

Live Music with Tim May (Guitar, Vocals)

7:00 - 8:30 pm

FREE (Donations Appreciated)


Tuesday, July 31

Venue: Artful Lodger Inn

Live Music with Rory & Ric & Friends

3:00 - 5:00 pm

Cost: A pizza to share (BYOB, some refreshments provided by Artful Lodger Inn)


Venue: Bowen's Wharf Pilot House

Busking at Bowen's featuring Daisy Briggs (Guitar, Vocals)

6:00 - 9:00 pm



Venue: La Forge Casino Restaurant

Live Music with Dave Manuel and the La Forge All-Stars


6:00 -10:00 pm


Venue: Channing Church Parish Hall

Live Music with Farm Dog and The Geezers (Folk Music)

6:30 - 9:00 pm



Venue: Newport Playhouse

Newport to Nashville Songwriters Showcase featuring Retro Country Experience with Bill Bartholomew (Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals), JoAnn Svendsen (Lead Vocals)

8:00 pm (Doors Open at 6:30 pm)



Wednesday, August 1

Venue: Trinity Memorial Church

Music, Movement, and More featuring Christopher Kavi Carbone

10:00 -11:00 am

FREE (Family event)


Venue: Aquidneck Growers' Market

Music from The Newport String Project

2:00 - 6:00 pm



Venue: King Park Gazebo at Wellington Avenue

Alan Bernstein Jazz with Alan Bernstein (Bass) Nicolas King (Vocalist), Mike Renzi (Piano) and Mike Coffey (Drums)

4:00 - 6:00 pm



Venue: Fort Adams State Park

Local Bridges: A Celebration of Rhode Island's Music Community featuring Girls Rock! RI and The Copacetics and Special Guests

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Gate opens at 5:30 pm)



Venue: Bowen's Wharf Pilot House

Busking at Bowen's featuring Aidan Keating (Guitar, Vocals)

6:00 - 9:00 pm



Venue: Jane Pickens Theater

Captain Blood Party with Live Music from The Little Compton Band

6:30 pm - Live music with The Little Compton Band

7:30 pm - Screening of the classic pirate film, Captain Blood



Venue: Jo's Bistro

An Evening of Jazz featuring Joanne Rodino (Vocals), John Monllos(Guitar), Steve Johnson (Bass) and Stefan Griffin (Drums)

7:00 - 10:00 pm



Thursday, August 2

Venue: Mermaid Star

Bridgefest Hors d'oeuvres Cruise featuring Lois Vaughan Jazz Duo with Bryan Rizzuto

6:30 - 8:00 pm



Venue: Bowen's Wharf Pilot House

Busking at Bowen's featuring Dan Pelletier & Matt Fehr

6:00 - 9:00 pm



Venue: Newport Playhouse

The Greg Abate Uptown Jazz Quintet featuring Greg Abate (Saxophone), Phil Grenadier (Trumpet), Matt DeChamplain (Piano), Paul Del Nero (Bass) and Luther Gray (Drums)

8:00 pm


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