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One More Time: The Newports Live at The Acorn

Saturday, Nov. 27 | 8:00pm ET (7:00pm CT)

Classic RockR & B

Join the Newports in closing out the 60th Anniversary Tour and celebrating the debut of their new single "Goin' Out West" at this festive event, Saturday of Thanksgiving Weekend. "One More Time: The Newports Live at the Acorn" is the band's last performance at the Acorn with legendary frontman Mark Rongers, who recently announced his retirement. The Newports are going to make sure this is one of his (and the band's) most memorable performances ever!

60th Anniversary? Yes, the band got its start in 1961 at Thornton Township High School in Chicago's south suburbs. The boys from Harvey Illinois performed throughout their high school years. Following a hiatus of more than 40 years, they reconvened in July 2014 for what was to have been a one-night stand hosting Open Mic at the Acorn. That was Mark's first performance with them, and the audience response was so overwhelming that they realized it was time to take the band back on the road. The 21st-Century edition of The Newports is proud to come back to the Acorn with Mark this one last time.

Opening the evening is the duo composed of veterans of the region's music scene, Greg Ashby & Chris Grove. Each has performed and recorded with some of the area's most popular bands (Marrakesh Express, Scamp, Steepwater, Nomad Planets, among others). Together, they have been amazing audiences with their intimate performances of the music of singer/songwriters ranging from Elton John to Bruce Springsteen.


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

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No two Acorn performances are exactly the same.  Thoughtful curation brings a diverse mix of top talent to The Acorn, exposing audiences to both renowned and soon-to-be-discovered stars.

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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