June 6, 2023

Press Release: Bank Newport Named Presenting Sponsor of Herreshoff Summer Sunset Music Series

The Herreshoff Marine Museum is excited to announce that BankNewport has been named the Presenting Sponsor of the annual Summer Sunset Music Series.

[Bristol, RI – June 5, 2023] – The Herreshoff Marine Museum is excited to announce that BankNewport has been named the Presenting Sponsor of the annual Summer Sunset Music Series. This partnership will ensure the continuation of the beloved concert series, which takes place on the museum’s beautiful waterfront overlooking Bristol Harbor and Narragansett Bay.

The Herreshoff Summer Sunset Music Series is quickly becoming a summertime tradition in Bristol, featuring a variety of talented musicians from the local area and beyond. BankNewport’s support of the event as Presenting Sponsor will help the museum continue to improve the quality of the attendee experience.

“We are thrilled to have BankNewport as the presenting sponsor of the Summer Sunset Music Series,” said Bill Lynn, Executive Director of the Herreshoff Marine Museum. “Their support will allow us to continue to offer high-quality live music in a beautiful setting for the enjoyment of the entire community.”

The Summer Sunset Music Series takes place every Thursday evening July 13 through August 31, from 6-8 p.m. Attendees can enjoy live music, food and drink from local vendors, and breathtaking views of the harbor.

“BankNewport is proud to support the Herreshoff Marine Museum and the Summer Sunset Music Series,” said Jack Murphy, President & CEO, BankNewport. “Creating a positive impact in the communities in which we serve is at our core, and this event is a wonderful opportunity to come together and enjoy great music in a beautiful setting. We are honored to be a part of it.”

For more information on the Summer Sunset Music Series Presented by BankNewport and other events at the Herreshoff Marine Museum, please visit herreshoff.org.

About the Herreshoff Marine Museum:

The Herreshoff Marine Museum, located in Bristol, Rhode Island, is dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company and the achievements of its founders, John Brown Herreshoff and Nathanael Greene Herreshoff. The museum offers a diverse range of exhibits, educational programs, and events that celebrate the rich maritime heritage of the region and inspire future generations of sailors, engineers, and innovators. For more information, please visit www.herreshoff.org.

About BankNewport:

Founded in 1819 and headquartered in Newport, BankNewport offers a full suite of loan and deposit products and services for families and businesses throughout Rhode Island. BankNewport is one of the longest-standing community banks in the United States and, as a mutual organization, is committed to the financial success of its customers, employees, and communities. BankNewport has 18 branch locations and a commercial lending office in Providence. OceanPoint Marine Lending, a business line of BankNewport, specializes in consumer marine and recreational vehicle financing programs.

Through its All In Giving program, BankNewport is committed to supporting nonprofits with areas of impact focused on basic human needs, children and families, education, economic security, healthy lives, arts and culture, and the environment. BankNewport has awarded over $8 million in grants, sponsorships, and donations over the past ten years to a wide range of nonprofits to help strengthen and enrich lives and communities throughout Rhode Island. Financial education and community service performed by employees totals 8,500 hours annually. For more information, please visit www.BankNewport.com.

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Media Contact:

Bill Lynn

President & Executive Director

Herreshoff Marine Museum

(617) 529-5832

[email protected]