A new “unofficial” after-party arrives in Newport on Monday, July 26 when the Newport Folk Festival’s “Folk On” event is in town.

The “Rhode Island Folk Showcase” will be held at the Newport Playhouse and will feature several local singer-songwriters performing half-hour sets. (Note: this event is not affiliated with the Newport Folk Festival.)

The “Showcase” will take place on the first night of “Round 2” of “Folk On” and will begin shortly after the Fort Adams event. This is a great opportunity for Folk Festival fans to hear local talent in a relaxed environment.

The show will feature a range of performers playing solo and collaborating on songs. All the performers released original music and one of them, Allysen Callery, toured Europe. Several have received the national press in recent years.

Scheduled artists include Avi Jacob, Allysen Callery, John Fusek, Cardboard Ox (Traci Potochnik and Steve Allain), Beth Barron, Jodie Treloar Sampson and Jen Long w / the Whale Guitar.

In addition to the performances, singer / designer Jen Long will share the “Whale Guitar”, a unique instrument designed to “raise awareness, inspire action and support the science of protecting the marine environment for the preservation of whales, oceans and ultimately from ourselves. ”

The RI Folk Showcase is produced by two RI Monthly “Best of RI” winners, WhatsUpNewp and the Newport Playhouse. For more information and advance tickets, click here. Note: Tickets on sale Monday June 14 at 10 a.m. Tickets cost $ 20 with food and drink available at the Playhouse.

Stay tuned for updates and interviews with the artists. See you at the Playhouse on July 26!