06/19/12

Newport Festivals Foundation Gala Set for Aug. 4

Funds help sustain the legacy of Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals

The Newport Festivals Foundation will hold its second annual fundraising gala on August 4, at 7:30 p.m. The event takes place at the Marble House, 596 Bellevue Avenue, in Newport, R.I. A New Orleans-style dinner will be served and performances are scheduled by Dianne Reeves, Jason Moran, Anat Cohen, Bill Frisell, Lewis Nash, Lionel Loueke, Steve Wilson, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Peter Martin and Ingrid Jensen. The gala will immediately follow the day-long concert series at Fort Adams State Park.

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Dragan Tasic

Rudresh Mahanthappa

Tickets, can be purchased at Newport Festivals Foundation. The cost is $500 for a single seat, recognition in the gala program book, and a ticket to the Newport Jazz Festival on August 4 and 5. ($305 is tax deductible).

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