2023 Herreshoff Summer Sunset

Music Series

Presented by BankNewport

Weekly on Thursdays from July 13 to August 31



August 10, 2023 6:00 pm

Dan Moretti and the Hammond Boys featuring Sugar Ray Norcia

Dan Moretti and the Hammond Boys is a high-energy blues and jazz group that brings together some of the most talented musicians on the East Coast. Led by saxophonist and composer Dan Moretti, the band features the Hammond organ virtuosity of Dave Limina, the soulful drumming of Marty Richards, and the inspiring guitar work of Steve DeConti. The band is fronted by Sugar Ray Norcia, a celebrated blues vocalist and harmonica player with a voice that can move audiences to tears or get them up and dancing. Together, this dynamic ensemble creates a sound that is both classic and contemporary, blending the deep blues roots of the Hammond organ with the improvisational spirit of jazz. Their performances are marked by the musicians’ virtuosity and the intense energy that comes from their shared passion for the music. With a repertoire that spans from classic blues standards to original compositions, this show is a must-see for any lover of blues and jazz.

Concerts will be held under the tent on the HMM Waterfront, rain or shine. You are welcome to bring your own lawn chairs, but we also provide tables, chairs, and picnic tables on-site for your convenience. Restrooms are available as well. Please note that online ticket sales close at 3:30 pm on the day of the event, but you can also purchase tickets at check-in. Full series passes are available for Museum Members Only. Reliance Society and Afterguard Members can attend at no cost by RSVPing ahead of time. For more information, check out our Music Series FAQ.

Food Vendors will be available during most concerts.

BYOB Welcome: Bring Your Own Booze

Please drink responsibly.