Newport County and East Bay Performing Arts

Newport Jazz Festival

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Published 07/11/2016

Fodor's Review

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

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

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401-848–5055; 800-745–3000

Performing Art Details:

  • $89 per day

Published 07/11/2016


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