Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Newport Folk Festival, Newport Jazz Festival & Sailing Vacations

MUSIC LOVERS: Combine the Newport Folk Festival (July 30 & 31, 2011) with a Yacht Charter and perhaps the Newport Jazz Festival the following weekend, too!

Folk music has been a presence in Newport since 1959 when the Newport Folk Festival was founded by George Wein, founder of the already well-established Newport Jazz Festival, 

The venue for this event is Fort Adams, situated at the mouth of Newport Harbor with panoramic views of the Newport Bridge and the East Passage. The festival at the Fort features three stages of music, food & crafts, and a number of displays.

Fort Adams State Park

Bannisters Wharf
Mansions Cliff Walk

Saturday's Line Up:
The Decemberists, Gillian Welch, Gogol Bordello, Earl Scruggs, Ramblin Jack Elliott, Tegan and Sara (acoustic), Mavis Staples, The Felice Brothers, Delta Spirit, Freelance Whales, The Devil Makes Three, Song Circle (with Dar Williams, Ellis Paul, John Gorka, Liz Queler), Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three, Typhoon, River City Extension, PS22 Chorus, The Wailin' Jennys, Sallie Ford & The Outside Sound, What Cheer? Brigade
Sunday's Line Up:
Emmy Lou Harris, Elvis Costello (acoustic), Amos Lee, M.Ward, Wanda Jackson, Middle Brother, Justin Townes Earle, Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Civil Wars, Chris Thile & Michael Daves, Trampled By Turtles, The Cave Singers, The Head & The Heart, Secret Sisters, David Wax Museum, Mountain Man, Brown Bird, The Seeger Clogging All-Stars

We have a large selection of yachts (motor & sail) with a wide range of pricing & amenities available.

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Here's a sample 4-day sailing itinerary that would nicely round off your week.

Or, how does this sound for you music buffs: Do the Newport Folk festival, go do a bit of sailing, then come back for the Newport Jazz festival on August 5, 6 and 7!

This works for me... how about you?  Wouldn't this be an excellent week ????

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