Here's my once a year public service announcement. The JVC Newport Festival lineup was announced this morning. Headliners include George Benson, Al Jarreau, Angelique Kidjo, Chris Botti and Savion Glover at Fort Adams State Park in Newport RI. Open field seating, 2 stages. The Friday night lineup is reserved seating only at the Newport 'Casino', the tennis venue where the Tennis Hall of Fame is. This is a very elegant affair. This event usually sells out very quickly, so step up if you want to go, tickets go on sale May 10th at 10:00 AM. The Friday show is opening with Jane Monheit and the headliner is John Pizzarelli and his 16 piece big band. I believe they feature Sinatra's stuff. More details are available here. If you have questions about which accomodations are decent, and which motel is across from the sewage plant and is to be avoided because of prevailing summer wind directions, feel free to PM. Or for any other general Newport RI area info.