New Concert Series Benefits Historic Preservation and the Rhode Island Community Food Bank

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Fort Adams Presents 7 Bands, 6 Hours and All the Food, Refreshments, Fun and Sun That Will Make This The Newport Event of the Summer

We know you’ll enjoy the concert, and enjoy knowing that your admission is in fact a donation to a number of worthy causes.

On Sunday, June 29th, Fort Adams will host the first ‘Newport Rocks the Fort-Concerts and More’ from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. on the lawn inside the Fort. This classic rock event is designed to let people ‘Do good, while having fun.’ Feature great acts, including John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band; Steely Dan Tribute, Hey Nineteen; Eagles Tribute, Another Tequila Sunrise; as well as new grass group ‘Dynamite Shack,’ the funky R&B sounds of ‘Corruption Choir’ and blues singer ‘Mama Dee’ this is a day not to be missed. You will also be greeted by Chakulla and the Hunger Bus at the entrance to the Fort, performing for non-perishable foods and cash donations all for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.

At every concert venue Chakulla ‘Sings out for Food’, Rick Nagele, Executive Director of the Fort Adams Trust notes, “He’s asking and reminding us to remember those less fortunate and to give to your local food bank, pantry, or soup kitchen in order to help feed the hungry. Chakulla expresses his music with an organic groove of worldly rhythms, unique guitar chords and catchy and memorable melodies. “

Nagele continues, “In addition to Chakulla working to feed those in need, gate and refreshment proceeds supports the restoration of National Historic Landmark Fort Adams. We know you’ll enjoy the concert, and enjoy knowing that your admission is in fact a donation to a number of worthy causes.”

Dale J DeJoy, concert producer, said, “It was very important to us to have the opportunity to help people in as many ways as possible. This was a great opportunity to link historic preservation, education and relief for families who need it.”

This will be the first of two major events for this series. An August 29th concert features Rick Derringer, Rhett Tyler, Hey Nineteen and Chakulla, with the final lineup still to be announced.

The concerts will include a food court serving ‘concert casual Rhode Island favorites’ – great food from local vendors. The event will have alcohol service. Tickets are $35.

About Fort Adams

Fort Adams is the largest, most complex coastal fortress in North America, and a National Historic Landmark. The Fort, often considered the NASA of its day, was the ‘laboratory’ where America learned how to build complex military systems. Today, the Fort is open for tours, site rentals for events, and is rapidly becoming Newport’s Adventure Learning Destination.

About the Fort Adams Trust

The Fort Adams Trust is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit responsible for preservation, programming, and promoting the National Historic Landmarks in Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island. Over 100,000 people tour the Fort and attend events in the Park annually.

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