The Newports blues • rock • soul with Keith Scott

Saturday, Nov. 30 | 8:00pm ET (7:00pm CT)

Classic RockR & B

The Newports, Harbor Country’s favorite blues/rock/soul ensemble, returns to the Acorn with both new original songs and their own unique take on blues, rock and soul favorites. The Newports' roots are in Chicago's south suburbs in the mid-1960s, and their eclectic mix of blues, rock, funk, and soul reflects the south side vibe of that era. The band's sound features a soulful four-piece horn section, the harmonica magic of Jumpin' Gene Halton, R&B keyboard and vocal stylings of Eddie Beard, and the high-energy guitar and vocals of wild man Mark Rongers.

Keith Scott will play an opening set.  Keith is one of Chicago's most vibrant musicians. For the past twenty years he's built his reputation as a sizzling blues guitarist, dynamic performer, noteworthy songwriter and bandleader. Keith has toured the U.S. and Europe as a solo artist, with his band, and with blues great Jimmy Dawkins.  He performs regularly at the Hard Rock, House of Blues, and Smoke Daddy's in Chicago and always attracts an enthusiastic crowd to his blues performances at Harbor Country music festivals.  This will be Keith's debut appearance on the Acorn stage and one not to be missed!

Box Office opens at 4:00pm ET
Starts 8:00pm, doors open 7:00pm

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The intimate, acoustically-rich Acorn environment encourages interaction between the artists and audience.

About The Acorn 

The Acorn brings great known performers and amazing new ones to southwest Michigan.  Located in the historic featherbone factory, The Acorn’s friendly staff and volunteers, and an acoustically rich sound system combine for memorable experiences. We’re located in Three Oaks, Michigan …  just over an hour from downtown Chicago and 30 minutes from South Bend, IN.

The Acorn, a nonprofit organization, annually hosts a singer songwriter competition and a Spectacular Tournament of Playwrights. Our Open Mic nights showcase a variety of strong talent and our educational workshops include songwriting and master classes in performance.

The Acorn’s Mission

To offer a broad range of high-quality arts and education programming that nurtures cultural experience, participation and community engagement among residents and visitors of all ages and enhances the economic vitality of the region.

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