The Newports “Live at the Acorn!” Album Release Party with Funky Mojo Daddy

Saturday, Jul. 06 | 8:00pm ET (7:00pm CT)

BluesR & B

The Newports, Harbor Country’s favorite blues/rock/soul ensemble, returns to the Acorn to celebrate the release of their debut album “Live at the Acorn!” 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.

Funky Mojo Daddy performs regularly at House of Blues and Buddy Guy’s Legends and other major blues venues in Chicagoland. These veterans of the Chicago blues scene bring a tasty mix of funk, roots rock, and soul into their repertoire.  Funky Mojo Daddy will open the show and join The Newports for a couple tunes.

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

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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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