Sunset Music Series

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Country and Region United StatesRhode Island
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Newport, Rhode Island USA
Festival Contact Information

Sunset Music Series
Newport Yachting Center
P. O. Box 550
Newport, RI 02840-9949 USA
Phone: (01) 401-846-1600
Fax: (01) 401-847-7754

Festival Description

Nantucket Nectars Sunset Music Series — Join us for hot summer nights on the waterfront with live music, featuring a diverse range of national and regional artists. Expect an eclectic mix of blues, rock, folk, country, pop and anything in between! Meet us on the waterfront with live music!

Festival Dates May 25 - August 22, 2013
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Lineup 2013:
  • Toots and the Maytals
  • Gov’t Mule
  • Willie Nelson & Family
  • Chicago
  • The B-52s
  • Foreigner
  • Sharon Jones and the Dapl-Kings with special guest The James Hunter Six
  • Doobie Brothers
  • Under The Sun Tour: Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms & special guest Fastball
  • The Fab Four - The Ultimate Tribute
  • Styx
Artist Feature 2013:
  • Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings (USA)
    • As a child, Sharon Jones and her brothers would imitate the songs and dances of James Brown, who shared their hometown. Like many rhythm and blues entertainers, she began performing in church at a very young age where her voice would find a lifelong home and inspiration. In her late teens she branched out into talent shows and played with local funk groups, wedding bands, and a handful of day jobs which included stints as both a prison guard at New York’s notorious Riker’s Island, and an armored car guard for Wells Fargo Bank. Her command of the stage earned her an overnight title as the ‘Queen of Funk’. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings formed in 2001 and have since toured extensively and have built steadily upon a growing reputation as the unrivaled frontrunners of old-school Soul and Funk music. SJ &TDK; latest release, 100 Days, 100 Nights, is arguably their greatest achievement to date. With much more extensive songwriting and arranging contributions from the members of the band, the songs take more distinct and well-crafted forms, enabling a deeper more soulful return to traditional Rhythm and Blues roots. However, it is the raw fire and Soul which Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings consistently pour into their music that will make this record an irreplaceable part of many people’s lives. For more information visit
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