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Ace Aceto's Royal Flush Comedy

Saturday, Apr 1, 9:00pm

Ace Aceto's Royal Flush Comedy

Newport Grand Event Center

Ace Aceto's Royal Flush Comedy

Ace Aceto's Royal Flush Comedy

Saturday, April 1, 9:00pm

Ace Aceto’s Royal Flush Comedy Show is a fast moving, talent-packed show that brings tons of laughs a minute! This very special show brings together 2 of New England’s favorite headlining comics, joined by one of New England’s favorite featured acts, and a new fresh face of comedy, all hosted by the charismatic, audience engaging, R.I. Comedy Hall of Famer, Ace Aceto! You’re guaranteed to be dealt a winning hand every time!
The Ace – Ace Aceto
Growing up in an Italian/Catholic household and going to Catholic school as a kid has made Ace Aceto what he is today…inquisitive and irreverent!
Ace burst onto the comedy scene during the latter part of the stand-up comedy boom in 1989. His first time on stage he immediately caught attention by placing second in a local comedy contest. By 1990, Ace was chosen along with 9 other finalists to be filmed for Stand-Up Stand-Up and Short Attention Span Theater for Comedy Central (then known as The Comedy Channel).
A Rhode Island native, Ace worked clubs, colleges, and corporate dates up and down the east coast, before working on stage as Demetrius in Shakespeare’s “A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream”. In 1998 he completed his first starring film role, in the independent feature film “BoxedMan”, capturing attention from casting agents from Disney-Touchstone as well as 20th Century Fox.
With his instantly likable stage presence, and ability to walk the line between innocent boy-next-door and biting edge comic, Ace takes his audiences on a hysterical ride, performing dead on impressions of Casey Kasem, Gilbert Gottfried, Bobcat Goldthwait, and Peter & Stewie Griffin. Throughout his shows, you never know what will come out of his mouth next, as he plows through hot topics like religion & dating, saying what most folks think, but are afraid to say.
Ace has worked with such comic luminaries as Jeff Dunham, Jim Breuer, Jim Gaffigan, Brian Regan, Kevin Meany, Jon Stewart, Dom Irerra, and Lewis Black (just to name a few). Ace has also opened for such acts as Huey Lewis & The News, Luther Vandross, and David Cassidy.
Ace continues to be an audience favorite, headlining such clubs as Catch a Rising Star, The Comedy Factory, Joker’s Wild, and Newport Grand Casino. In 2016, Ace was inducted into the Rhode Island Comedy Hall of Fame, joining the likes of Charlie Hall, Frank O’Donnell, and Tom Cotter.

The Joker – Kristine Blinn
Hailing from Springfield, MA, Kristine Blinn has had a wide array of careers as a writer and a broadcaster. She’s been performing comedy around New England and New York for three years now and brings her unique perspective on life thanks to her latest day job as a high school teacher. Most recently she’s performed at the Comedy Scene at Patriot’s Place, the Funny Bone in Hartford and Albany, and Broadway Comedy Club in New York City.
The Jack – Dale Cover
Comedian Dale Cover began to actively pursue stand-up comedy in 2013 but there were a few tell tale signs much earlier on that could have foretold his future as a stand-up comic. In middle school, Dale had his first taste of stand-up when he paired up with his buddy to tell jokes in a school talent show. It’s a very vague memory of which he can only remember the donning of big colorful bow ties and cracking knock knock jokes. In 2010, Dale and his wife of 10 years at the time threw an anniversary party where he gave a toast visiting each table personally and roasting his family and friends.

Shortly after, Dale’s uncle had passed and he wanted strongly to speak on behalf of his beloved uncle. Dale remembers his uncle saying that there should be no crying at his funeral proceedings but rather everyone should celebrate the life that he did have. In a brave attempt to fulfill his uncles request, Dale addressed the crowd with observations celebrating the very nuances of his uncles character that everyone had come to know and love. Though it was a risk, it proved to be the right choice as the somber faces in the crowd, for that moment at least, began to smile, then laugh loosely and and eventually heartily through the pain and enjoy the “breath of fresh air.”

This was a defining moment for Dale for it was at this time that he knew that with a lot of hard work, and attention to detail, he had the ability to use comedy as a platform to affect the lives of others in a big way. Since then, Dales has entertained crowds throughout New England. Dales approach to comedy is to entertain and create an environment whereby everyone can unwind, take a break from every day life and enjoy the moment. His comedy style reflects that of the every day family man; working hard, raising a family and trying to navigate this sometimes crazy world.

Born in New York City and raised in Providence Rhode Island, Dale has been married for over 16 years, is raising two boys and easily makes people laugh with hilarious anecdotes about family, colleagues, and keen observations. Dale prides himself on delivering a comedy style that’s accessible to a wide audience reflecting the experiences of the every day man.

The Queen – Mary Ellen Rinaldi
When she began her career, Mary Ellen Rinaldi took the stage as a stand-up comic performing in comedy clubs throughout Boston and New England. Two decades later, Mary Ellen has transformed into a well-respected and broadly successful performer, inspiring large crowds from budding company employees to powerful executives. A distinct combination of insight and comedy, Mary Ellen can light up a room with her warm heart and quick wit.
Throughout the years, Mary Ellen has blossomed from a clever comedian to an inspiration leader. Though her message has changed, she has never let go of the uplifting sense of humor and unique story telling abilities she started her stand up comedy career with.
Today, she engages audiences everywhere with her warmth, wit and wisdom. Her themes of perseverance, resilience and the importance of finding life’s balance are clearly portrayed through her multiple, customized programs delivering “Life Lessons Through Laughter”. Mary Ellen Rinaldi is proud to have been able to use her intelligence and humor to make a difference. Not only is she a member of the National Speakers Association, but she had the unique opportunity to present her inspirational keynote at the renowned Power Within Conference, taking the stage moments before former US President Mr. Bill Clinton. Her successes don’t stop there, however, as her client list includes well-respected organizations including the American Heart Association, WIC, The Department of Children and Families, DARE, and many more. She’s a natural asset at helping organizations to celebrate their employees, improve morale, build relationships and engender mountains of motivation. Mary Ellen has a gift that not many do. She possesses the unique ability to address a universal audience with an honest, relatable approach. She’ll make her audiences laugh, cry, and always acknowledge… “Wow… that’s so true!” Her message is simple, but her delivery prevails. She has an astounding way of making an audience think, feel, and understand… all while trying to hold back bouts of uncontrollable laughter.

The King – Mike McCarthy
The History of the Comedy Barbarian. In 1987 At the age of nineteen, Mike McCarthy first took the stage at Boston’s legendary Comedy Connection. Within a year he had won the WBRU Funniest man in Rhode Island contest and shortly thereafter was chosen to appear on the Showtime Comedy Club network.
Touring up and down the east coast from Montreal to the Bahamas, Michael worked on honing his craft to razor sharp perfection. His explosive brand of humor and frenetic pace quickly earned him a reputation as a crowd slayer, and the colorful alias he still carries today The Comedy Barbarian.
On stage Mike pushes the envelope every night with material that covers weird sex, to drug and alcohol abuse. His raucous no holds barred act never fails to get the crowd fired up. With over twenty-five years of experience under his belt, and now at the height of his comedic powers, Michael hits the stage like a titan and does not relent until the entire audience is under his spell laughing at things they never thought they would. Some comics make you laugh, Mike McCarthy will make you laugh till you cry. Don’t miss this high energy, balls to the walls comedy experience….. JUST REMEMBER TO FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS!!!!!!!

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Chicago Total Access -

Saturday, Apr 8, 9:00pm

Chicago Total Access - "A Tribute to Chicago"

Newport Grand Event Center

Chicago Total Access -

Chicago Total Access - "A Tribute to Chicago"

Saturday, April 8, 9:00pm

New England’s premier tribute to the band, Chicago.
This is a hi-energy, explosive show band dedicated to covering the band’s catalog that spans over 45 years. The audience will have “total access” to the music of Chicago. Chicago Total Access is a music group made up of 10 talented musicians which all grew up listening to American and British pop/rock, jazz, blues, rhythm and blues, Motown, acid rock and music from the 40’s, 50’s,60’s and 70’s as well as classical music from the ages. Our music is dedicated to the music of the American rock band “Chicago”. There is no other American rock n roll band with horns that has influenced more musicians, is loved by millions of people worldwide, and has become such a deep part of Americana as the band Chicago. Since 1967, 46 years of sold out concerts, millions of record sales and legions of cheering fans worldwide Chicago is still going strong in 2013. The members of Chicago Total Access have attempted to recreate a slice of the timeless musical catalog of Chicago as well as stay true to the spirit of the original recordings. We hope you enjoy our efforts! The liner notes of their first recording titled “The Chicago Transit Authority” still inspire us and I hope you as well. “The printed word can never aspire to document a truly musical experience, so if you must call them something, speak of the city where all save one were born; where all of them were schooled and bred, and where all of this incredible music went down barely noticed; call them CHICAGO.”

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Mr Breeze -  A Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd

Saturday, Apr 15, 9:00pm

Mr Breeze - A Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd

Newport Grand Event Center

Mr Breeze -  A Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd

Mr Breeze - A Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd

Saturday, April 15, 9:00pm

One of the finest bands to come out of the 70’s was Lynyrd Skynyrd, writing hit after hit, cementing their position as one of the greatest Rock bands of our era, a band that still is in high demand, touring and still thrilling audiences around the globe. Mr. Breeze is proud to carry on their legacy with powerful, accurate renditions of the original recordings. Attention to detail, and countless hours of fine tuning gives every  audience the feeling of seeing the original band with the songs as they were first played. All the musicians in Mr. Breeze have come from extensive and diverse musical backgrounds, enabling them to perform with accuracy and complete finesse. All the signature parts are there, every nuance of each song played with power and obvious enjoyment by each member.Mr. Breeze has been together for over 15 years, and we are quite proud to bring this concert to any and all audiences. State fairs, casino show rooms, and many other large venues have welcomed us time and time again.

 Ray Fitzpatrick———Lead Vocals

Mike Silva—————Guitar

Bruce Stoekel———-Guitar and Vocals

Jack Catanzaro——–Bass and Vocals

Chris Smith————–Drums and Percussion

Skip Mahler————–Keyboards, sax, and Vocals

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The Great Escape-

Saturday, Apr 22, 9:00pm

The Great Escape- "A Tribute to Journey"

Newport Grand Event Center

The Great Escape-

The Great Escape- "A Tribute to Journey"

Saturday, April 22, 9:00pm

Voted New England’s Best Tribute Band, THE GREAT ESCAPE is the Premier Tribute to the music of JOURNEY! Formed in 2008 The Great Escape performs the timeless music of Journey with the note for note accuracy and energy all Journey fans come to expect – a Journey experience you don’t want to miss. Their live shows have even prompted some to ask if Journey was actually performing. Whether playing in a large scale venue, nightclub or private function, The Great Escape aims to leave their audience energized, entertained and eagerly anticipating their next show. The band has a large dedicated following, adding more and more loyal fans with each performance. The band has been voted New England’s Best Tribute Band in 2009 and 2013 at the Limelight Magazine Music Awards. Other highlights for the Great Escape include full-capacity performances in the majestic Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun Casino and at Twin River Casino. The Great Escape has performed at many other different venues throughout New England, including Showcase Live, The Hanover Theatre, The Stadium Theatre as well as headlining multiple shows with more than 1,000 people in attendance. In addition to that The Great Escape has performed at many local nightclubs, high-profile corporate events, private events and charity events. Jason Paulino fronts the band with his powerful vocals, incredible range and enthusiastic energy. When singing the songs of Journey, Jason’s vocals are indistinguishable from Journey’s Steve Perry. Rich Vigdor is the band’s lead guitarist. Rich will dazzle any audience with his note-for-note renditions of Journey’s familiar guitar riffs and solos. Peter Ferlisi fills a big role with his keyboard and piano playing, a critical piece in so many Journey songs, as well as adding some lead vocals. The backbone of the band is filled by Tony Clement, conducting the band with his power and precision drumming, and the rhythmic bass playing of Bob Wheeler. Come experience The Great Escape as they breakout their high energy musical performance and take you on an incredible Journey!

 

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$50,000 Volvo XC60 Sweepstakes

Saturday, Apr 29, 12:00pm

$50,000 Volvo XC60 Sweepstakes

Newport Grand Event Center

$50,000 Volvo XC60 Sweepstakes

$50,000 Volvo XC60 Sweepstakes

Saturday, April 29, 12:00pm

EARN: April 1 – April 29

WIN: Saturday, April 29 

12PM – 6:30PM: $100 in Free Slot Play! 8 Winners Every 1/2 Hour!       

7PM Grand Prize Drawing: 2017 VOLVO XC60!

April 1 – April 29, Rewards Members can swipe their Rewards Card daily at a promotional kiosk to receive (1) free entry for the April 29 drawings. For every ten (10) points earned, Reward Members receive one (1) additional entry. Winners selected Saturday, April 29 from 12PM – 6:30PM, 8 winners every ½ hour to win $100 in Free Slot Play! Grand Prize 2017 VOLVO XC60 Giveaway at 7pm! Vehicle provided by Viti Volvo of Tiverton, RI!

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Bon Jersey -

Saturday, Apr 29, 9:00pm

Bon Jersey - "A Tribute to Bon Jovi "

Newport Grand Event Center

Bon Jersey -

Bon Jersey - "A Tribute to Bon Jovi "

Saturday, April 29, 9:00pm

The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute hailing from all corners of New England Bon Jersey has been playing to packed houses for the past 10 years. The band’s front man, Joe Ventura, gets mistaken for Jon Bon Jovi on a regular basis and has all the stage moves and signature sound down to a tee. Performing songs from the very first Bon Jovi album all the way to the latest from the Jersey boys, Bon Jersey provides the closest experience to actually seeing Jon, Richie, Tico, David and Hugh on stage! A concert event not to be missed!

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