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Get Ready to Rock the Fort this Summer, Newport

Two concerts plus weekly free performances on Thursdays will benefit the restoration of historic Fort Adams.

A new concert series at Fort Adams, Newport Rocks the Fort, will kick off this summer with a pair of concerts featuring both tribute and national acts and dozens of shows and performances in a series of free concerts on Thursdays.

Proceeds from all concerts will support the restoration of historic Fort Adams — also the venue for the infinitely popular Newport Folk Festival.

The shows — June 29 and Aug. 29 — will include John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, Another Tequila Sunrise, Rick Derringer, Hey Nineteen and more names to be announced.

"As you'll arrive you'll enjoy Chakulla and the Hunger Bus providing entertainment and collecting non perishable canned goods for the RI Food bank.”" said concert producer Dale J. DeJoy in a release. "We wanted the opportunity to help people in as many ways as possible. We welcomed the Hunger Bus to get food to those who need it, while ticket sales help restoration of the Fort.”The concerts will include a food court serving Rhode Island favorites as well as ‘concert casual food’ from local vendors. The event will have alcohol service. Tickets are $35.

‘Newport Rocks the Fort Sundown Thursdays’ are free concerts set on the Fort’s North lawn. Starting at 6:00 PM and ending shortly after the sunset, talented musicians and other performers from Newport and beyond will share their talent. Tom C. Erb, Newport City Limits event producer notes, “The entertainment will include solo acts, bands, comedians and more. We’ve got tremendous talent in Newport, and this is such a great stage on which to perform.”

‘Newport Rocks the Fort – Sundown Thursdays’ are scheduled for from June through September.

Check out the event's Web site or Facebook pages for more info.

Fort Adams is the largest, most complex coastal fortress in North America, and a National Historic Landmark. The Fort, often considered the NASA of its day, was where America learned how to build sophisticated military systems. Today the Fort is open for tours, site rentals for events, and is rapidly becoming Newport’s Adventure Learning Destination

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