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Newport Gulls Host Newport Festivals Foundation Folk & Jazz Night
(Published: July 09, 2015)

Join Newport Festivals Foundation at Folk & Jazz Night
at Gulls Game Friday, July 10, 6:35 pm, at Cardines Field

The Evening Celebrates the Foundation's Partnerships
with Boys & Girls Club and Salve Regina University
and Pride in Calling Newport Home for 61 Years

Opportunity to Win Jazz Festival and Sold-out Folk Festival Tickets

NEWPORT, RI, July 9, 2015 -
Two of America's favorite pastimes - music and baseball - come together to celebrate an evening of family fun and local partnerships when the Newport Festivals Foundation hosts Folk and Jazz Night at the Newport Gulls vs. Danbury Westerners game at Cardines Field on Friday, July 10, at 6:35 pm.

"We are proud to be a part of the Newport family for the past 61 years and we're looking forward to getting together with area baseball fans when we present Folk and Jazz Night at historic Cardines Field, " said George Wein, chairman of the Newport Festivals Foundation, which produces the Folk and Jazz Festivals. "There are few things more American than baseball combined with jazz and folk music, and we're excited to celebrate our community partnerships at this special family event."

Joining Newport Festivals Foundation at Folk and Jazz Night will be the Newport Boys & Girls Club, Salve Regina University and other area friends. The Foundation is the proud sponsor of the Newport County Boys and Girls Club music programs, enabling the Club to offer music programming at the Florence Gray Center Clubhouse, Church Street Clubhouse and at the Summer Camp at Camp Grosvenor. The Newport Festivals Foundation also partners with Salve Regina University, University of Rhode Island, Roger Williams University and other institutions to present concerts, workshops, master classes and field trips to the festivals. July 25 - August 1, music students can attend The Jazz Camp in Newport, sponsored by Salve Regina and URI. In addition, the Foundation presents free workshops and concerts for area students on International Jazz Day in April and a free family concert, this year on Wednesday, July 29, featuring Guy Davis and Eli Yamin at Fort Adams State Park.

The Newport Festivals Foundation stats for the evening include:

National Anthem
Simone-Marie Cardoso (Third-year Music Education Major at Salve Regina)

Delivery of First Pitch
Rylee Donovan (Boys & Girl Club Member, 5th grade, Gaudet Middle School)

First Pitches
Bill Vareika (Newport Festivals Foundation Board Member, Owner Vareika Fine Arts)
Donovan Wright (Boys & Girls Club member, 6th grade, Thompson Middle School)
Peter Davis (Chairman, Salve Regina University Music, Theatre & Dance Department)
Rusty Forgue (Festivals Production Team, Portsmouth High School Phys. Ed. Teacher)
Bennett Jackson (Newport Festivals Foundation Associate)

Win Tickets

Throughout the ball game, the Gulls will do ticket promotions, giving baseball and music fans the opportunity to win tickets to the Newport Jazz Festival and the sold-out Newport Folk Festival.

The Newport Folk Festival takes place July 24-26 at Fort Adams State Park and features Roger Waters, The Decemberists, '65 Revisited (celebration of the 50th anniversary Bob Dylan going electric at Newport Folk Festival), The Tallest Man on Earth, Sufjan Stevens, Hozier and many more. The Newport Jazz Festival is the following weekend, July 31-August 2, at Fort Adams and the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino with Chris Botti, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Cassandra Wilson, Dr. John, Snarky Puppy, Arturo Sandoval and many others.

For more information, please visit www.newportfestivalsfoundation.org, www.newportfolk.org or www.newportjazzfest.org. For more details on the Newport Gulls, go to www.newportgulls.com.

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The Newport Jazz Festival® and Newport Folk Festival® are productions of the Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.™, a 501 (C)(3) non-profit corporation, duly licensed. All rights reserved.

More Information: http://www.newportfestivalsfoundation.org

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