Newport Concert Series at the Newport Yachting Center to Make Summer Temperatures Rise Even Higher in Early August With Line-Up Featuring 3 Doors Down, Boz Scaggs and Gregg Allman

NEWPORT, RI – The 2014 Newport Concert Series at the Newport Yachting Center is sure to make the summer temperature rise even higher in early August with a hot line-up featuring 3 Doors Down Acoustic – Songs From The Basement on Friday, August 1st; Boz Scaggs – The Memphis Tour on Wednesday, August 6th; and Gregg Allman with Special Guest Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band on Sunday, August 10th.  Tickets are still available for all the shows by visiting www.newportwaterfrontevents.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.  The gates for 3 Doors Down and Boz Scaggs will open at 5:30 p.m. followed by a local musician on The Point Stage and then music starting on the Main Stage at 7:00 p.m.  The gates for Gregg Allman will open at 5:00 p.m. followed by music on The Point Stage and then Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band starting on the Main Stage at 6:00 p.m.  The Newport Concert Series is currently underway and will continue through October at its unique waterfront venue in downtown Newport.

 

Since forming in 1995, Mississippi rock band 3 Doors Down has sold more than 16 million albums worldwide. The band’s debut album in 2000, The Better Life, was met with much success as it featured the band’s hit song “Kryptonite” and went six times platinum. In 2012, the band released The Greatest Hits, a collection of its nine #1 hits including “When I’m Gone” and “Here Without You” as well as three new songs. Over the years, 3 Doors Down has garnered three Grammy nominations, won two American Music Awards and five BMI Pop Awards for songwriting, including BMI’s coveted “Songwriter of the Year” award. The opening act is critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter and upright bass player, Amy LaVere, whose music combines a blend of classic country, gypsy jazz and southern soul.  Her latest album release is entitled, Runaway’s Diary.  Local singer-songwriter and guitarist, Emma Joy Galvin, begins the evening on The Point Stage.

 

After paying his musical dues and playing guitar on The Steve Miller Band’s first two albums, Children of the Future and Sailor, Boz Scaggs achieved instant stardom in 1976 when he recorded his smash album, Silk Degrees.  The album reached #2 on the United States charts and produced three hit singles: the Grammy winning “Lowdown” as well as “Lido Shuffle”, and “What Can I Say”.  Scaggs followed up that success with two Top 20 hits, “Breakdown Dead Ahead” and “Jojo” off his Middle Man album in 1980.  The soulful R&B and blues rocker’s other hits included the Urban Cowboy movie soundtrack, “Look What You’ve Done to Me” in 1981 and the Top 40 “Heart of Mine” from his 1988 Other Roads album.  Scaggs’ latest album is entitled, Memphis, which celebrates a return to his southern roots.  An opening act for Scaggs has yet to be announced but local folk duo, Lisa Couto & Ray Cook, will get the music started on The Point Stage.

 

 

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and founding member of the legendary southern rock and blues group, the Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman wrote many of ABB’s classic songs and also penned hits of his own including “Queen of Hearts” and “I’m No Angel”.  Known for his soulful voice and distinctive Hammond B-3 organ playing, 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.  Allman’s special guest will be Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band which is led by the legendary drummer and founding member of the Allman Brother’s Band, Jai Johanny Johanson, while local singer-songwriter and guitarist, Dean Depalma, will lead-off the concert on The Point Stage.

 

The Newport Concert Series at the Newport Yachting Center has 10 remaining concerts to-date: Barenaked Ladies on Friday, July 18th; The Machine performs Pink Floyd With the Interstellar Laser Show on Friday, July 25th; 3 Doors Down Acoustic – Songs From The Basement on Friday, August 1st; Boz Scaggs – The Memphis Tour on Wednesday, August 6th; Gregg Allman with Special Guest Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band on Sunday, August 10th; Josh Turner’s Roughstock and Rambler Tour (presented by Ariat) on Thursday, August 14th; The Beach Boys on Saturday, August 16th; Alanis Morissette Live – Intimate & Acoustic on Thursday, August 21st; Blues Jam With Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band on Sunday, August 31st; and Chris Young With Special Guest Courtney Cole on Saturday, September 20th.  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 will offer concert-goers a fun, eclectic dining experience along with rooftop seating to fully appreciate the panoramic Newport views.

 

For more information on the Newport Concert Series at the Newport Yachting Center, please visit www.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 announcements, 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 photos on Instagram at instagram.com/newportevents.com.

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