July 29th – August 1st, 2019
From 6-9pm nightly during Newport Bridgefest you can get your groove on down at the waterfront and and why not set sail for a water tour too! Info & live performances at the Bowen’s Wharf Pilot House. FREE, fun, family-friendly. The Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival are time-honored hits and under new leadership from Newport Festivals Foundation Bridgefest joins these revered events as a way to offer folk and jazz the whole week long. Street festival? Kind of! Featuring established & emerging musicians.
Monday, July 29th – Ben Shaw’s Brash Band
Ben Shaw is a Rhode Island based composer and multi-instrumentalist who, as a singer/songwriter, digs into the uniqueness of American music and seeks to blend all its facets together for a rich experience where the sounds of old folk ballads and raging second line rhythms can be heard alongside lush harmonies and contemporary styles, all with the craft of a honed musician.”
Tuesday, July 30th – Mel
Drawing inspiration from an array of genres and artists, Mel has a hard time classifying herself into just one genre. Many of her listeners have described her sound as folk with a dash of soul, touch of twang and a hint of jazz. Audience members often approach Mel after performances to thank her for her “healing voice & poetic lyrical work”.
Wednesday, July 31st – Barkode
A jazz guitar Trio with a broad repertoire of original arrangements and compositions. We are foremost an improvisational jazz group (Ellington, Mingus, Monk, Miles, and the Great American songbook) but our arrangements are also culled from the world of rock and pop music as well, including the Beatles, Stevie Wonder and Steely Dan.
Thursday, August 1st – Amaro & Co
A blend of American, Latin and World music. Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova, Soft Flamenco, Jazz Standards, Rock & Pop with a Latin twist.”