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Two Trains Runnin'

Thursday July 26 | 8:20pm
St. Michael's Country Day School Lawn

Rules & Guidelines

community event
picnics encouraged
food trucks on-site
bug spray available
live music
bike valet on-site

newportFILM Outdoors is presented by
​LILA DELMAN REAL ESTATE and supported by 41º NORTH

In partnership with Newport Folk Festival™ as part of Newport Folk Presents®

5:30PM - Venue & food vendors open.
Picnic contest set-up begins.
6:50PM - Live music by Cee Cee & the Riders
8:20PM - Film followed by conversation with producer and writer Benjamin Hedin, moderated by Rita Houston, DJ and Program Director WFUV in New York City. 

- Picnic Contest sponsored by Madewell
- Free popcorn courtesy of Taste
- Water station courtesy of St. Michael's Country Day School
- Live music courtesy of Kiel James Patrick
- On-site food vendors: Boru Noodle Bar, Binge BBQ, Sarcastic Sweets, LaForge's, Tricycle Ice Cream, LemonsAid
- BYO picnic, blankets & chairs
- Per Newport Police - Please NO PARKING on Rhode Island Avenue
- Bike racks on-site provided by Bike Newport
- Rain Venue: Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody Street, Newport

Free Event - Suggested $5 Donation 


presented by Madewell

"Peace, Love, and Music"
Let's get GROOVY at this year's picnic contest- drawing your inspiration from music in the 1960's.  

Check out our Pinterest page for inspiration:

1st Place:

Three Course Dinner With Wine Pairings For Two at Castle Hill Inn 
$100 Kristen Coates Gallery Gift Certificate
Madewell Leather Tote + Voucher for Two Pair of Madewell Jeans
Kiel James Patrick Sweatshirt 
LAFCO Candle
Package from newportFILM

2nd Place:
Voucher for Two Pair of Madewell Jeans
$100 Wish Gift Certificate
Kiel James Patrick Rope Bracelets
$25 Closet Revival Gift Certificate
$50 Newport Hardware Gift Certificate
A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus: Menus and Stories Cookbook
Package from newportFILM

3rd Place: 
Voucher for One Pair of Madewell Jeans
Kiel James Patrick Rope Bracelets
$50 Island Pursuit Gift Certificate
$35 Matunuck Oyster Bar Gift Certificate
$15 Cru Cafe Gift Certificate
Set of Mercury Glass Vases
Package from newportFILM

Caroline Ehlers, Madewell 
Brand Experience Manager, Madewell: Effortlessly, Cool Style is external)

Jess Ann Kirby
A New-England based fashion, lifestyle, and travel blogger is external)

Kristen Coates 
Owner, Kristen Coates Gallery. Full service art agency offering brand management, curating, sourcing, hanging and overall art-love-well-being. is external)

Brandyn Brunelle
Creative Director, Lila Delman Real Estate (link is external)

Ryan Elsman
Manager of Marketing and Brand Experience, Lila Delman Real Estate (link is external)

"...this captivating film, like the blues itself, is at once a recognition of somber truths and a gesture of protest against them." - New York Times


In June  of  1964  hundreds  of  college  students,  eager  to  join  the  civil  rights  movement,  traveled  to  Mississippi,  starting  what  would be  known  as  Freedom  Summer.  That  same  month,  two  groups  of  young  men—made  up  of  musicians,  college  students  and  record  collectors—also  traveled  to  Mississippi.  Though  neither  group  was  aware  of  the  other,  each  had  come  on  the  same errand: to  find  an  old  blues  singer  and  coax  him  out  of  retirement.  Thirty  years  before,  Son  House  and  Skip  James  had  recorded some  of  the  most  memorable  music  of  their  era,  but  now  they  seemed  lost  to  time.

Run time: 80 min
Director(s): Sam Pollard
Producer(s): Benjamin Hedin