Newport Sunset Music Series add final shows

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Organizers have revealed the final set of concerts for the Nantucket Nectars Sunset Music Series in Newport, Rhode Island, including a performance from Grace Potter & The Nocturnals. Keb’ Mo’ will perform a special benefit concert and a handful of bands will take part in the Newport Waterfront Reggae Festival. Tickets for each of the shows, which ill be held at the Newport Yachting Center in downtown Newport, are now on sale through the venue’s box office and website.

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals will rock Newport on Thursday, August 11. The Vermont-based band continues to tour behind their self-titled third album, which was released last summer. Produced by Mark Batson (Dr. Dre, Dave Matthews Band), who also co-wrote six of the 13 songs with Potter, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals introduces the band’s new five-piece configuration, in which keyboard specialist Potter, lead guitarist Scott Tournet and drummer Matt Burr are joined by new bassist Catherine Popper (Ryan Adams & the Cardinals, Hem) and new rhythm guitarist Benny Yurco, who also plays with Tournet and Burr in the their side project Blues & Lasers. Tickets for the show are $25 and $40.

On Sunday, July 10, Keb’ Mo’ will headline a benefit concert for the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum. The legendary blues guitarist released a live album, Live and Mo’, in 2009. His last offering of all new material was 2006’s Suitcase. Tickets for the show range in price from $35 to $100.

This year’s Newport Waterfront Reggae Festival, scheduled for Saturday, August 13, will feature Yellowman & the Sagittarius Band, “Michael Rose” of Black Uhuru, Bushman, The Skatalites and The Itals. The second annual festival will also feature a marketplace of clothing, artisan goods, jewelry and body art. General Admission tickets are $35.

As previously reported, Indigo Girls (June 25), Bela Fleck and The Flecktones (July 9), moe. (July 14), Robert Cray Band (July 22), Doobie Brothers (July 29), Guster (August 4) and Pink Floyd tribute The Machine (August 12) will all perform at the Nantucket Nectars Sunset Music Series in Newport this year.

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