moe., Bela Fleck to play Newport’s Sunset Music Series

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The lineup for this summer’s Nantucket Nectars Sunset Music Series in Newport, Rhode Island continues to take shape as organizers have added moe. and Bela Fleck and The Flecktones to this year’s slate of concerts at the Newport Yachting Center in downtown Newport. Tickets for each of the shows are now on sale through the venue’s box office and website.

moe. will rock Newport on Thursday, July 14. The jam band favorites, who recently wrapped up their snoe.down festival in Vermont this past weekend, released a greatest hits compilation, Smash Hits Volume 1, last year. The Buffalo-based band’s last offering of all new material was 2008′s Sticks and Stones. Tickets for the show are available for $30 and $45.

Bela Fleck and The Flecktones will make their way to Rhode Island for a show in Newport on Saturday, July 9. Led by Grammy Award-winning banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck, The Flecktones are gearing up for the release of their forthcoming album, Rocket Science. Scheduled for release on May 17, the album will be their first since 1991′s with the band’s classic lineup of pianist/harmonica player, bassist Victor Wooten, percussionist/drummer Roy “Futureman” Wooten and Fleck. Tickets for the show are available for $35 and $45.

As previously reported, Indigo Girls (June 25), 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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