Music Brings Non-Profits Together to Serve the Rhode Island Community

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‘Newport Rocks the Fort’ Classic Rock Concert August 29 is designed to delight concert attendees while helping the preservation mission at Fort Adams and the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Music and charity go hand-in-hand for ‘Chakulla and the Hunger Bus,’ fascinating people and talented musicians who will “sing out for food” at the gates and during the concert.

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Our state’s musical community has become a powerful force for good.

Fort Adams Trust will kick-off Labor Day Weekend with the last installment of ‘Newport Rocks the Fort’ Concert Series. Classic Rock teams up with non-profits for an event to benefit the public, historic preservation at Fort Adams, and the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Musical acts include ‘Chakulla and the Hunger Bus,’ singing for food donations, and headliners ‘Rick Derringer,’ ‘Hey Nineteen,’ and ‘Rhett Tyler.’

‘Chakulla and the Hunger Bus’ adopted the mission “to inspire, raise funds, non-perishable food items and hunger awareness, working towards ending hunger through musical performance, staging concerts and events to benefit food banks, pantries and other non-profit agencies.” For the August 29th concert, donations will be collected by Chakulla to give to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.

“Our state’s musical community has become a powerful force for good, making a real difference in the lives of Rhode Islanders who are struggling to put food on the table,” said Andrew Schiff, Chief Executive Officer of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. “We appreciate the efforts of Chakulla and the Hunger Bus to raise funds and food for the Food Bank. Every dollar you donate will enable us to provide three pounds of healthy food for a family in need.”

In addition to the efforts Chakulla is making for the Food Bank, the concert series raises funds for the Fort Adams Trust. 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. Executive Director of the Trust, Rick Nagele notes that, “Our team and our board have been working tirelessly to fundraise for the Fort in order to maintain its beauty and relevance in the Rhode Island community. The fact that this concert is our own makes it not only special to us, but it means that we can get the funds necessary to reinvest in the historic preservation of this National Historic Landmark.”

The concerts will include a food court serving ‘concert casual Rhode Island favorites’ – great food from local vendors. The event will be 21+, so please bring an ID regardless of age, the State requires all IDs to be checked. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

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 large, complex military systems. Today, the Fort is open for tours, site rentals for events, and is rapidly becoming Newport’s Adventure Learning Destination.

About Newport, Rhode Island
Newport, often called the City by the Sea, is also referred to as 'New England's second global city.' In addition to the incredible historic destinations, great restaurants & shops, and unrivaled scenic beauty, there is a cosmopolitan sophistication to the City. International visitors abound and you can hear multiple languages on the streets.

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