Newport Live

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Newport Live was previously known as Common Fence Music, originally established by Ed Nary in 1993 to make folk music accessible in Portsmouth, RI. Decades later, our concert series has evolved to providing diverse music across Newport County, continuing to attract audiences from all over New England to performances featuring GRAMMY award-winning songwriters and musicians, and other highly acclaimed music artists from across the globe.

Common Fence Music, a longstanding non-profit arts organization on the East Bay whose mission is to celebrate diverse music traditions by offering access to vibrant performances, has been renamed “NEWPORT LIVE.”

Executive Director Dick Lynn announced the 2022 Summer Season will begin on June 10, with Kyshonaperforming at the Norman Bird Sanctuary.

Dick Lynn stated, “We’re excited to open the summer season with Kyshona, a singer-songwriter who has been lauded by NPR Music, Billboard, and No Depression. Our goal is to make the Greater Newport region a year-round music destination and to present high-quality concerts throughout the year in venues on Aquidneck Island and beyond. Great music feeds the soul and nourishes the mind, and we can all use that right now.”

For the second year in a row, the Norman Bird Sanctuary and NEWPORT LIVE (formerly Common Fence Music) are presenting an Outdoor Summer Concert Series together. The series represents a unique programmatic collaboration between the two nonprofit organizations: bringing music and nature together for four unique evening performances throughout the summer months.

“We are delighted to build on last year’s success and continue this collaboration with NEWPORT LIVE,” said Norman Bird Sanctuary Executive Director, Kaity Ryan. “It is a wonderful way to connect the community with the natural resources we protect. The concerts bring people together for great live music outside at NBS during the summer.”

For further information including tickets, check the website here: newportlive.org

2022-NBS Summer Outdoor Concert Series Poster

About NBS:

For over seventy years, the Norman Bird Sanctuary has served as a wildlife refuge and environmental education center. Norman Bird Sanctuary’s seven miles of hiking trails and 300 acres of scenic landscape are open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

NEWPORT LIVE Summer Concert Series

June 10 • KyshonaNorman Bird Sanctuary
July 8 • Mark ErelliNorman Bird Sanctuary
July 21 • Laura VeirsNewport Vineyards
August 5 • Lisa MoralesNorman Bird Sanctuary
September 16 • The Suitcase JunketNorman Bird Sanctuary

Check website for additional concerts


NEWPORT LIVE and Common Fence Music
(401) 835-5747
73 Pelham Street
Newport, RI 02840
Dick Lynn, Executive Director
executivedirector@newportlive.org
Mail to:
PO Box 2548
Newport, RI 02840
NEWPORT LIVE is a Rhode Island-based 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization whose mission is to celebrate diverse music traditions by offering access to all to our vibrant performances.
Anchored in Newport, RI on Spring Street, our organization offers year-round high-quality musical performances in a wide range of venues such as Norman Bird Sanctuary, The Martin Luther King Center, Newport Vineyards, Channing Memorial Church, and The Newport Casino, among other locations.
Inspired by the Newport Festivals of the 1960’s and 70’s, Newport Live was previously known as Common Fence Music, originally established by Ed Nary in 1993 to make folk music accessible in Portsmouth, RI. Twenty-nine years later, our concert series has evolved to providing diverse music across Newport County, continuing to attract audiences from all over New England to performances featuring GRAMMY award-winning songwriters and musicians, and other highly acclaimed music artists from across the globe.​Fueled by the hard work of volunteers and under the Executive Direction of Dick Lynn, NEWPORT LIVE continues its mission via grants and sponsors.  In 2022, NEWPORT LIVE is offering three tiers of sponsorship opportunities: Friends, Patrons, and Noteables.

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