- Associated Press - Friday, May 1, 2015

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - A plan to put on up to 10 concerts this year at Newport’s Fort Adams State Park is in jeopardy over a snag in the state approval process.

Michele Maker Palmieri, president and CEO of Newport Waterfront Events, tells the Newport Daily News (https://bit.ly/IX5CGL ) she can’t book artists to play at the fort until they have a specific date, but the state won’t approve a date until an artist is booked.

Newport Waterfront Events will be producing two concerts this month to coincide with the stop on the Volvo Ocean Race. The group also plans a reggae show and a concert with three finalists from the TV show “The Voice” this month.

The Newport Folk and Jazz festivals have exclusive concert rights at the fort for July and early August.


Information from: The Newport Daily News.

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