Newport Chamber Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 8, ASU-Newport Movies in the Park will be showing Ghostbusters from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. at the Front Street Park. Special

Jubilation Jazz will be performing at the Arkansas Steel Associates Bluesday Tuesday Concert on Tuesday, September 18, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Front Street park. Free admission, concessions will be provided by the Downtown Newport Farmers Market. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to Frankie’s Place, 306 Front Street.

The 21 st Annual Depot Days Festival in downtown Newport will be September 28 and 29 on the Terry Scoggins Memorial Stage! Music, vendors, food and tons of festival fun highlight this two day event. Friday evening entertainment will be the Arkansas Brothers Band, Larry McCray, and Earl and Them. Saturday will feature Cody Slaughter as Elvis and
Rodney Crowell. For a complete list of events check out

The ASUN 5k Run/Walk is set for Saturday October 6, at 9:30 a.m. Help raise money for student scholarships by running the certified course on the Newport campus. Registration is $15 and will include a t-shirt.

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Cathy Drew is a life long resident of the region that she loves to promote! As a matter of fact, she was born in Downtown Batesville in the late ’60s in one of the eight counties she now loves to encourage people to visit.
Drew is married to her husband of 27 years, Jeff Drew. Jeff and Cathy have a son, Jonathon (Jon) Drew and his wife Devyn Stewart and can’t leave out her grandson Jase Drew. Of course Drew can’t skip the other part of her family, the pets! Lady Bird (a stray that was welcomed into their home June 2012) and of course Howard – the puppy was compliments of Lady Bird shortly after arrival at the Drew home. They also have Kasha which Cathy inherited when your mother passed in 2016 and they adopted Bullet a stray in November of 2016 and the newest arrival Bullet a stray adopted into the family.

Drew, part of Ozark Gateway Region since 1990 while working at the ad agency (The Media Market Inc.) for the association where she helped produce their annual tabloid publication. She began work as the director of the Ozark Gateway Region June, 2000.