Newport Storm is back again to bring you the 'island spirit' and they’ve got our sights set on hitting the $100,000 mark for funds raised for the Fort Adams Trust, since the Newport Storm/Fort Adams partnership started 9 years ago.
The 17th Annual Newport Storm Luau to Benefit the Fort Adams Trust will be held on the beautiful, historic grounds of Fort Adams State Park on Saturday, August 15 from 3:30 pm (For Luau veterans, make a note of the time change so you can soak up the sun for longer and then enjoy all that downtown Newport has to offer!)
The Luau is excited bring all your favorite acts back for 2015 and to once again partner with 95.5 WBRU to feature some new, notable local bands. This year we welcome 2015 BRU Rock Hunt champs, Public Alley, and finalists Jetty! Both are regulars on the station and can also be found all over New England playing in spots such as The Met and AS220 in Providence, Middle East in Cambridge, MA, Vinofest in DC, and more throughout Philly and DC. Luau veterans can also welcome back our friends at Napua O’Polynesia Polynesian dancers, while welcoming a second Polynesian Dance Group Judi T. Dance Studio and Fire Gypsy Productions are set to return for another jawdropping experience.
Newport Storm Brewery and Thomas Tew Rum Distillery are partnering with the Fort for the 9th year in a row to add to the $90,000+ they’ve raised for the Fort Adams Trust now aiming to hit triple digits, and exceed $100,000.They’ll be providing plenty of varieties of Newport Storm Beer and Thomas Tew Rum cocktails to pair with tasty treats from local food vendors. They also welcome back some of our returning sponsors and new ones: JFA Security, Newport Tent, Eastern Ice, Barritts Ginger Beer, Uber and more!
Make sure to visit the merchandise vendors and Game Pavilion in between dancing to our live bands, entering our 50/50 raffle for some cash money and taking free tours of historic Fort Adams. Eventstagram photo stations will also be set up throughout the grounds use #npluau2015 (in all online postings) and see your pics up on the big screen!
Event Director, Taylor Butzbach, says, “The event has come so far from its inception, and especially within the last few years. Our totals in funds raised have grown exponentially with each new year and I have no doubt that our fans can help us surpass our new collective total of $100,000!”
Tickets are on sale now! $10 in advance and $20 at the door all proceeds go to the Fort Adams Trust! Please note that this is a strictly 21+ event so leave the strollers and baby bjorns at home and enjoy this summer bash! For tickets and more more information visit www.newportluau.org (ticket link redirects to Newport Storm online Gearstore). Fans can also purchase tickets at the Newport Storm Brewery visitors center and Fort Adams Gift Shop.