Posted by: music maven | August 5, 2008

Snapple Sunset Music Series

Ok.  So we miss the Newport Folk Festival by two weeks and the Newport Jazz Festival by one week, BUT there is live music festival hope.

The fine folks at Snapple bring the Sunset Music Series to Newport at the Newport Yachting Center.  Some of the recent concerts include:


  Boz Scaggs

  Melissa Etheridge

  Plain White T’s

  Jimmie Vaughn

The Indigo Girls were the most recent performers and as convenience would have it, the great John Hiatt will be playing on Thursday, August 21st. 

That’s right.  While a contingent is still in Newport, the Snapple Sunset Series finale featuring John Hiatt is available to you.  The summer series is very casual, very laid back, and very affordable — only $30.

Now, if you’ve never experienced John Hiatt, you are in for a treat.  Hiatt’s raspy, bluesy delivery is particularly appealing on the Louisiana-inspired Feels Like Rain.

  Feels Like Rain

John wrote one of my all-time favorite songs, as well:

  Have a Little Faith in Me

 Hiatt’s rock and blues is infectious, as demonstrated here with Louisiana blues legend, Sonny Landreth:

  Riding With The King

I’m quite disappointed that I will miss this experience by a couple of nights, but I highly recommend catching this sunset with John Hiatt.

To purchase John Hiatt tickets for the Snapple Sunset Music Series on Thursday, August 21st, click here.




  1. Nice find, MM! I love Have a Little Faith in Me. I first got to know it from one of my favorite figure skaters, Kurt Browning. Check it out:

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