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Newport Concert Series At The Newport Yachting Center Announces Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Gregg Allman, Added To Its Summer Lineup

Gregg Allman
Gregg Allman

The Newport Concert Series at the Newport Yachting Center announces that Gregg Allman, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and founding member of the legendary southern rock and blues group, the Allman Brothers Band, will headline on Sunday, August 10th.  Tickets for Gregg Allman with Special Guest Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band will be available for purchase for $29.50, $49.50 and $59.50 by visiting www.newportwaterfrontevents.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.  The gates for the concert will open at 5:00 p.m. followed by music on The Point Stage and then Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band will take the Main Stage at 6:00 p.m.  The Newport Concert Series will take place from late May through October at its unique waterfront venue in downtown Newport.

Known for his soulful voice and distinctive Hammond B-3 organ playing, Allman wrote many of ABB’s classic songs and also penned hits of his own including “Queen of Hearts” and “I’m No Angel”. His most recent solo album release is the Grammy-nominated Low Country Blues which was produced by T Bone Burnett and shows the true passion Allman has for his own tunes, as well as the special twist he gives songs by blues greats including B.B. King, Muddy Waters and Buddy Guy. The latest tribute to Allman’s vast talents is the soon to be released live album entitled All My Friends which features giants in the music industry, including Vince Gill, Jackson Browne and Widespread Panic, celebrating his catalog of songs.

The Newport Concert Series at the Newport Yachting Center has announced eight other shows to-date.  The Wailers & Rusted Root on Saturday, May 31st, Ziggy Marley – the Fly Rasta Tour on Friday, June 20th, An Evening with YES on Sunday, July 13th, Barenaked Ladies on Friday, July 18th, 3 Doors Down Acoustic – Songs From The Basement on Friday, August 1st, Josh Turner’s Roughstock and Rambler Tour(presented by Ariat) on Thursday, August 14th, The Beach Boyson Saturday, August 16th and Chris Young on Saturday, September 20th.  Tickets for these shows are on sale now. More concerts will be announced on a weekly basis this spring with the goal of having a minimum of 16 concerts this season. In addition to the Newport Concert Series, the Newport Yachting Center will host the Newport Waterfront Reggae Festival on Saturday, August 9th and the Newport Celtic Rock Festival to take place Saturday, August 23rd.

The Newport Yachting Center is located on the waterfront in the heart of historic downtown Newport on America's Cup Avenue.  The venue features a covered concert tent and ample open air space with stunning views of Newport Harbor.  Guests can enjoy “The Point”, a dockside waterfront bar and lounge with a full line of cocktails, wines, imported beers and micro brews, before, during and after the shows.  Julian’s Omnibus offers concert-goers a fun, eclectic dining experience with rooftop seating to fully appreciate the panoramic Newport views.

For more information on the Newport Concert Series at the Newport Yachting Center, please visi twww.newportwaterfrontevents.com or contact Michele Maker Palmieri, General Manager at the Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf on America’s Cup Avenue in Newport, at (401) 846-1600, Ext. 222 or via email: mmaker@newportyachtingcenter.com.  To receive future 2014 Newport Concert Series headliner announcements and presale opportunities, sign up at newportwaterfrontevents.com, become a fan on Facebook at facebook.com/waterfrontevents or follow Newport Waterfront Events on Twitter at twitter.com/newportevents.  Also, share your photos on Instagram at instagram.com/newportevents.com.

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