The Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County (ACA) is presenting its fourth annual BridgeFest from July 30 – Aug. 2.
BridgeFest celebrates Newport’s musical heritage and showcases local musicians and venues. Now in its fourth year, BridgeFest is “bridging the gap” between the world-famous Newport Folk and Jazz festivals, giving music enthusiasts a reason to stay, enjoy and discover the rich music culture in Newport County.
“BridgeFest is fast becoming a Newport musical tradition. The timing between the Folk and Jazz festivals, and with the support of George Wein and the Newport Festivals Foundation, locals and visitors will be able to enjoy nine straight days of music,” said Cristina Offenberg, President of Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County. “BridgeFest is a great opportunity for local venues and musicians to showcase their musical talents and support of our musical heritage.”
In addition to venues and artists, BridgeFest is seeking sponsors to keep the music playing.
“There are a number of great public spaces, such as Washington Square, and talented artists which would benefit from sponsorship. This year we will work with sponsors to partner them with musicians and venues,” continued Offenberg.
Watch for a complete listing of official BridgeFest venues and artists on the following sites:www.Newportbridgefest.com and www.newportarts.org. Follow us on Twitter@NewportArts and on Facebook @NewportBridgefest.