Lyle Lovett will take the stage at the Sunset Music Series on Friday, Aug. 3.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The Newport Yachting Center announces that multiple Grammy award winner, Lyle Lovett, will be returning to the Nantucket Nectars Sunset Music Series stage on Friday, August 3rd. Tickets to the concert are $51 for standard seating and $71 for preferred seating and will be available for purchase at 10:00 a.m. this Friday, April 27th online at www.newportwaterfrontevents.com or by calling the Newport Yachting Center Box Office at (401) 846-1600. This headliner announcement is the sixth in what will be an expanded 2012 Sunset Music Series through the summer with more concerts planned than ever before. “Lyle last graced our stage in 2004 to a near sell-out crowd and it’s taken eight years for his routing schedule and our open dates to match …
Some tickets available online are selling for more than $1,000 a piece.
Last year was a first for the Newport Folk Festival. The festival sold all of its tickets three weeks before the event. This year, three months before the acts take the stage at Fort Adams State Park, the show is sold out of every ticket for its Saturday and Sunday shows. The only tickets still available are those for the newly added Friday show, featuring Wilco. Festival Producer Jay Sweet called the rapid sales "a tribute to our incredible artists, partners, volunteers, local and national media, and most ultimately, our dedicated fans." But some of those fans are upset to see tickets for the festival now on sale online for hundreds more than the original price. Originally, single day adult tickets sold for $74 in advance and $84 at the …