- 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.

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Information from: The Newport Daily News.

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