Thursday, July 05, 2012
Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler at Newport Jazz Festival® Presented By Natixis Global Asset Management with Dr. John & The Lower 911, Jon Cleary, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Catherine Russell and Jonathan Batiste
Russell Morin Fine Catering to Provide New Orleans Cuisine
NEWPORT, RI, July 5, 2012 - The 2012 Newport Jazz Festival® presented by Natixis Global Asset Management will laissez les bons temps rouler on Friday, August 3, at 8:00 pm at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino with a tribute to the birthplace of Jazz. Bourbon Street Comes to Bellevue Avenue: Newport Salutes New Orleans will dish up the sounds of Dr. John and the Lower 911 featuring Jon Cleary, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in a 50th Anniversary celebration and special guests Catherine Russell and Jonathan Batiste.
In addition to the swinging music, the evening will include some of the Big Easy's next best thing - food. Newport's own Russell Morin Fine Catering will offer New Orleans-style Shrimp Po' Boys, Cajun Chicken and Tasso Jambalaya and Southern Pecan Tarts for purchase.
Jazz fans are also invited to participate in A Newport Summer Tradition!, an exclusive cocktail party hosted by the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino, 194 Bellevue Avenue, on Friday, 6:30pm - 7:45pm. The annual event features great music, food and beverages, and is the perfect kick-off to the Newport Jazz Festival concert. Tickets are $40 for Tennis Hall of Fame members / $50 for Non-Members. For tickets and more information regarding the cocktail party, please visit http://www.tennisfame.com/news-and-events/events/2012-08 or call (401) 849-3990.
Tickets for this and all Newport Jazz Festival® events are available at the local office, 770 Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown. Office hours are Tuesday through Friday, Noon - 6:00 pm, and Saturday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. The office accepts cash, checks and all major credit cards. To purchase on line, visit www.newportjazzfest.net. To charge by phone, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-8000.
General admission single-day tickets and two-day passes for the Newport Jazz Festival events at Fort Adams State Park can also be purchased at the Visitors Center at 23 America's Cup Avenue in Newport. Log on to www.gonewport.com for office hours.
The Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management, featuring Pat Metheny, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Dianne Reeves, Dr. John, Jack DeJohnette, Maria Schneider Orchestra, Jason Moran & the Bandwagon and others, takes place August 3 - 5 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino and Fort Adams State Park. For the complete line-up and more information, visit www.newportjazzfest.net or call the Newport Festivals Foundation hotline at (401) 848-5055.
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The 2012 Newport Jazz Festival® is a production of Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation, under license from Festival Productions, Inc. and George Wein; all rights reserved.
Carolyn McClair / CMPR