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Celebrate New Orleans At Newport Jazz Fest -- Great Music & Great Food, August 3

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Newport Jazz Festival LAISSEZ LES BONS TEMPS ROULER at NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY NATIXIS GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT with DR. JOHN & THE LOWER 911, JON CLEARY, PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND, CATHERINE RUSSELL and JONATHAN BATISTE

AUGUST 3, 8:00 PM, at INTERNATIONAL TENNIS HALL OF FAME

Russell Morin Fine Catering to Provide New Orleans Cuisine

NEWPORT, RI: The 2012 Newport Jazz Festival® presented by Natixis Global Asset Management will laissez les bons temps rouler on Friday, August 3, at 8:00 pm at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino with a tribute to the birthplace of Jazz. Bourbon Street Comes to Bellevue Avenue: Newport Salutes New Orleans will dish up the sounds of Dr. John and the Lower 911 featuring Jon Cleary, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in a 50th Anniversary celebration and special guests Catherine Russell and Jonathan Batiste.

In addition to the swinging music, the evening will include some of the Big Easy’s next best thing – food. Newport’s own Russell Morin Fine Catering will offer New Orleans-style Shrimp Po’ Boys, Cajun Chicken and Tasso Jambalaya and Southern Pecan Tarts for purchase.

Jazz fans are also invited to participate in A Newport Summer Tradition!, an exclusive cocktail party hosted by the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino, 194 Bellevue Avenue, on Friday, 6:30pm - 7:45pm. The annual event features great music, food and beverages, and is the perfect kick-off to the Newport Jazz Festival concert. Tickets are $40 for Tennis Hall of Fame members / $50 for Non-Members. For tickets and more information regarding the cocktail party, please visit http://www.tennisfame.com/news-and-events/events/2012-08 or call (401) 849-3990.

Tickets for this and all Newport Jazz Festival® events are available at the local office, 770 Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown. Office hours are Tuesday through Friday, Noon - 6:00 pm, and Saturday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. The office accepts cash, checks and all major credit cards. To purchase on line, visit newportjazzfest.net. To charge by phone, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-8000.


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