Arts and Cultural Alliance of Newport http://ripr.org en Street Musicians Won't Stay Silent in Downtown Newport http://ripr.org/post/street-musicians-wont-stay-silent-downtown-newport <p>Each summer Newport becomes a mecca of live music, yet there are no musicians performing on the streets.&nbsp; The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Newport is trying to change that.</p><p>Newport Music Festival, Sunset Music Festival, the Folk Fest, and the Jazz Fest, in this city live music is everywhere, except on the streets.</p><p>Newport currently bans street performing, or busking, without an event permit.</p><p>This makes it hard for musicians without a stage to play on to get their music to the public.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 John Bender 16319 at http://ripr.org