MUSIC NEWS - 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 serve 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.
More information @ newportjazzfest.net or call the Newport Festivals Foundation hotline at (401) 848-5055.