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Thread #136831   Message #3127090
Posted By: ChanteyLass
02-Apr-11 - 03:22 PM
Thread Name: Newport RI FF 2011 line-up
Subject: RE: Newport RI FF 2011 line-up
If you are coming and need a place to stay, make reservations as soon as possible. Hotels, bed and breakfasts, etc., for miles around fill up quickly, and they are not cheap at this time of year. It may be better to stay somewhere off Aquidneck Island (which consists of Newport, Middletown, and Portsmouth). A better deal might be found along Rt. 195 from East Providence, RI, to New Bedford, MA. Be aware that the traffic to Fort Adams can be heavy-- stop and go for the last several miles, and that the parking areas are a good walk from the actual concert site, but there are school bus shuttles that run between the parking lot and concert site. So far the shuttles have been free but drivers like tips. I usually take the shuttle to the concert site but walk back to my car because the buses get stuck in traffic after the concerts close.