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Newport County and East Bay Nightlife

Newport Jazz Festival

  • Harrison Ave. Map It
  • Festivals

Updated 12/23/2013

Fodor's Review

The grandfather of all jazz festivals, founded by George Wein in 1954, takes place the first weekend in August aand features both jazz veterans and up-and-coming artists. Performers in recent years have included Esperanza Spalding, Wynton Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, The Bad Plus with Bill Frisell, Dr. John, and Maria Schneider Orchestra. The festival is held rain or shine with open-air lawn seating.

Entertainment Information

Address:

Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Ave., Newport, Rhode Island, 02840, United States

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Phone:

401-848–5055; 800-745–3000

Entertainment Details:

  • $84 per day

Updated 12/23/2013

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