Newport’s Downtown Entertainment Series

The new Downtown Entertainment Series in Newport, Arkansas is underway!  Music, art, theater and more will be offered free of charge over a six month period at the new park on Front Street in downtown Newport.  This series truly has something for everyone and is offered free due to the generous support of our sponsors!  And even more will come in 2019 as the Delta Arts Festival is moving to June and a new festival is being planned for the first weekend in April.  Downtown will come alive with music, laughter and fun.  Make sure you are part of it!

Here is the Overall Calendar of events during the series:  Newport Downtown Entertainment Series Calendar

Check out the individual events through the pages below and put the dates on your calendar!

Arkansas Steel Associates Bluesday Tuesday

ASU-Newport Movies in the Park

Delta Arts Festival

Depot Days Festival

Farmers Electric Cooperative Bright Star Children’s Theatre

M&P Banking, Insurance and Investments River Country Concerts

The Artist in U presented by Unity Health


DRIVE Newport Facebook and Event Pages


Platinum Sponsors

Arkansas Steel AssociatesASU-Newport,

Farmers Electric Cooperative,

M&P Banking, Insurance and Investments,

Newport Economic Development Commission,

Unity Health Harris Medical Center


Gold Sponsors

Bad Boy MowersCity of NewportGeorge Kell Motors,

George’s of Newport,

State Representative Michael John Gray,

Greenway EquipmentO’Connor Distributing

Silver Sponsors

All That I Am Books, C&C Distributors, Harris Ford,

Future Fuel Chemical CompanyJackson County Historical Society,

Jackson’s Funeral HomeMize Heating & Air Conditioning,

Newport Area Chamber of Commerce,  Newport Rotary ClubRiceland FoodsRitter CommunicationsSouthwest Steel Processing,

WRMC Newport Complex

Bronze Sponsors

Charlie Watson and Diane Miller, David Couch, EntergyFarmers Elevator,

Jackson County Council on Tourism,

Dr. Jabez and Pat Jackson, KASU Radio, Miller-Newell Engineers,

Moving Jackson County Forward, Newport Construction, Inc.Scott Wood Ram Truck CenterState Representative Dwight Tosh

Special Friend Sponsors

Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce, Boyce and Boyce PA, State Senator Ron Caldwell, Catfish Farmers of Arkansas,

CenterPoint Energy, Darling Pharmacy, Dillinger Funeral Home, Grady Auctions and Realty, H & V Leasing, IberiaBank,

Iron Mountain Regional Arts Council, Dr. Patti Mullins, DDS, Richard Peel Enterprises, LLC, St. Michael’s Place, Village Mall, Inc.

Friend Sponsors

Bratcher Real Estate, Dr. Kelly McKinney, DDS, Dr. Guilford and Retha Dudley,

Helena Agri-Enterprises, Jackson County Farm Bureau, John Minor Crop Insurance,

Newport Lions Club, Mark Manning Shelter Insurance