March 4, 2014 -- The Newport Concert Series at the Newport Yachting Center (formerly the Sunset Music Series) announces The Wailers & Rusted Root will kick-off what promises to be a memorable summer of music along Newport Harbor on Saturday, May 31st. The Wailers will be performing Bob Marley’s 1984 album Legend in its entirety in commemoration of it being 30 years since its release. Tickets will be available for purchase for $39.50, $49.50 and $59.50 starting this Thursday, March 6th at noon by visiting www.newportwaterfrontevents.com or calling 800-745-3000. The Newport Concert Series will take place from late May through October at its unique waterfront venue in the heart of historic downtown Newport.
Starting with its long musical partnership with reggae legend Bob Marley, The Wailers and its leader-bassist Aston “Family Man” Barrett have sold in excess of 250 million albums worldwide and are now considered by many to be the greatest living exponents of Jamaica’s reggae tradition. Rusted Root is known for their unique fusion of acoustic, rock, world and other styles of music with a strong percussion section that draws from African, Latin American and Native American influences.
“After the roaring success of last year’s concert series kick-off which featured reggae in May with Toots & The Maytals we decided to do it again this year with The Wailers,” said Michele Maker Palmieri, General Manager of the Newport Yachting Center. “The Newport Yachting Center is the perfect venue for reggae and we’ll be bringing it back several times this summer. This is just the first of what promises to be a hot Newport Concert Series lineup – stay tuned for some surprises!” Palmieri added that the gates will open at 4:00 p.m. with The Ravers kicking the music off at 4:30 p.m. followed by Adam Ezra, Rusted Root and then The Wailers.
The Newport Yachting Center is located on the waterfront in the heart of historic downtown Newport on America's Cup Avenue. The venue features a covered concert tent and ample open air space with stunning views of Newport Harbor. Guests can enjoy “The Point”, a dockside waterfront bar and lounge with a full line of cocktails, wines, imported beers and micro brews, before, during and after the shows. Julian’s Omnibus offers concert-goers a fun, eclectic dining experience along with rooftop seating to fully appreciate the panoramic Newport views.
For more information on the Newport Concert Series at the Newport Yachting Center, please visit www.newportwaterfrontevents.com or contact Michele Maker Palmieri, General Manager at the Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf on America’s Cup Avenue in Newport, at (401) 846-1600, Ext. 222. To receive future 2014 Newport Concert Series headliner announcements and presale opportunities, sign up at newportwaterfrontevents.com, become a fan on Facebook at facebook.com/waterfrontevents or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/newportevents. Also, share your photos with us on Instagram at instagram.com/newportevents.com.