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Newport Concert Series At The Newport Yachting Center Announces Boz Scaggs To Give Fans The 'Lowdown' In August

Boz Scaggs
Boz Scaggs

The Newport Concert Series at the Newport Yachting Center welcomes Boz Scaggs – The Memphis Tour on Wednesday, August 6th for a night that is sure to include plenty of his soulful R&B, blues and rock hits along with some classic tunes which celebrate his southern roots sprinkled in between.  Tickets are available for purchase for $39.50, $49.50 and $59.50 by visiting www.newportwaterfrontevents.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.  The gates for the concert will open at 5:30 p.m. along with live music on the Point Stage.  Music on the Main Stage will follow at 7:00 p.m.  The Newport Concert Series will take place from late May through October at its unique waterfront venue in downtown Newport.

After paying his musical dues and playing guitar on The Steve Miller Band's first two albums, Children of the Future and Sailor, Boz Scaggs achieved instant stardom in 1976 when he recorded his smash album, Silk Degrees.  The album reached #2 on the United States charts and produced three hit singles: the Grammy winning "Lowdown" as well as "Lido Shuffle", and "What Can I Say".  Scaggs followed up that success with two Top 20 hits, "Breakdown Dead Ahead" and "Jojo” off his Middle Man album in 1980.  Other hits included the Urban Cowboy movie soundtrack, "Look What You've Done to Me" in 1981 and the Top 40 "Heart of Mine" from his 1988 Other Roads album.  Scaggs’ latest album is entitled, Memphis, which celebrates a return to his roots.

The Newport Concert Series at the Newport Yachting Center shows to-date are as follows: The Wailers & Rusted Root, Saturday, May 31st; Ziggy Marley – the Fly Rasta Tour,Friday, June 20th; An Evening with YES, Sunday, July 13th;Barenaked Ladies, Friday, July 18th; The Machine performs Pink Floyd With the Interstellar Laser Show, Friday, July 25th; 3 Doors Down Acoustic – Songs From The Basement, Friday, August 1st; Boz Scaggs – The Memphis Tour,Wednesday, August 6th; Gregg Allman with Special Guest Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Sunday, August 10th; Josh Turner’s Roughstock and Rambler Tour (presented by Ariat), Thursday, August 14th; The Beach Boys, Saturday, August 16th; andChris Young, Saturday, September 20th.  More concerts will be announced on a weekly basis this spring with the goal of having a minimum of 16 this season.

The Newport Yachting Center is located on the waterfront in the heart of historic downtown Newport on America's Cup Avenue.  The venue features a covered concert tent and ample open air space with stunning views of Newport Harbor.  Guests can enjoy “The Point”, a dockside waterfront bar and lounge with a full line of cocktails, wines, imported beers and micro brews, before, during and after the shows.  Julian’s Omnibus offers concert-goers a fun, eclectic dining experience along with rooftop seating to fully appreciate the panoramic Newport views.

For more information on the Newport Concert Series at the Newport Yachting Center, please visit www.newportwaterfrontevents.com or contact Michele Maker Palmieri, General Manager at the Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf on America’s Cup Avenue in Newport, at (401) 846-1600, Ext. 222 or via email: mmaker@newportyachtingcenter.com.  To receive future 2014 Newport Concert Series headliner announcements and presale opportunities, sign up at newportwaterfrontevents.com, become a fan on Facebook at facebook.com/waterfrontevents or follow Newport Waterfront Events on Twitter at twitter.com/newportevents.  Also, share photos on Instagram at instagram.com/newportevents.com.

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