The Newport Jazz Festival experimented with rock music for the first time on this day (July 3) 1969. The festival’s 1969 program was an experiment in fusing jazz, soul and rock music and audiences.
The Alliance For A Livable Newport has issued a “call for questions”, they are seeking your questions for two online questionnaires – one for City Council candidates and one for School Committee candidates.
Without further ado, here’s what’s happening, new, and to do today…
Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. has announced that they will provide financial support to create the Band Booster program, a new initiative for Girls Rock! RI, whose mission is to use music creation and critical thinking to foster empowerment, collaborative relationships and the development of healthy identities in girls, women, trans and gender non-conforming individuals.
John Elkhay, CEO and Maestro of Chow Fun Food Group, which includes; Ten Prime Steak & Sushi, Luxe Burger Bar, Harry’s Bar & Burger and Xaco Taco announced today the hiring of Newport native, John Dunn, as general manager of Harry’s Bar & Burger in Newport.
Keen Inc., best known for the Newport sandal designed 15 years ago, has signed on as a sponsor of the Newport Folk Festival. As a sponsor of the festival, which takes place July 27-29, Keen has designed a limited-edition Newport sandal and will donate half of the proceeds to Newport Festivals Foundation.
A bad start in light air in a 37-boat fleet can be fatal. If you let it be. Skipper John Baxter and his team on the J/70 Team Vineyard Vines (above) were determined not to let a mistake at the outset of the first race define their regatta.
Today - Patchy dense fog before 10 am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 80. South wind 5 to 9 mph.
Tonight - A slight chance of showers between 9pm and 2am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 69. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Today - S winds around 5 kt, increasing to 5 to 10 kt this afternoon. Waves around 2 ft. Patchy fog this morning. A slight chance of showers this afternoon. Vsby 1 nm or less this morning.
Tonight - S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW after midnight. Waves around 2 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Coastal Water Temperature - 68.0°F
Sun, Moon, & Tide
Sunrise: 5:17 am | Sunset: 8:22 pm
Low tide at 5:15 am and 5:22 pm
High tide at 12:07 pm
Moon: Waning Gibbous. Moon age is 19 days, lighting is 81%