RSVP's for Newport Jazz Festival are going strong...
Here are a couple of thoughts:
== LODGING ==
Lodging is still available, but we would need to have good communication / collaboration to get the good rates for splitting rental condos and such in Newport.
You can find your own as well, drive back and forth from less expensive places in surrounding towns, or even commute from home it's not all that far if you aren't going for the whole weekend.
*** if you want to split with meetup folks we need to get moving on plans ***
I have the attention of a rental agent who just needs to know what the budget is and how many people and she will set us up in Newport or vicinity.
Keep in mind that you will need to commit $$ to be included in a split rental. Also we need to rent three days for the places right in the center of Newport, their policy. However we can split up the nights if you are only going one or two. We will coordinate all that here on the website.
Use the message board to express interest in splitting a Newport rental and we will help you figure things out. Time is of the essence as many places are rented a year in advance.
== WORLD CLASS MUSIC ==
There are open seats and reserved seats, one being a little more $$ of course. You will have the option of buying in a block of seats or just communicating with fellow members to a parcel of grass in open seating e.g. the parks where the bands are set up.
Please give some thought to which you would like to do and which bands you like to see and I will do my best to make it easier to collaborate socially.
== EXTRA MEETUPS ==
Now taking suggestions for extra events... the mansions, cliff walk, dining out, beaches, cruises, all kinds of crazy stuff there.