What Is The Newport Jazz Festival?
The legendary event, started in 1954 and know as the “granddaddy of all the festivals”, the Newport Jazz Festival is the iconic gathering of jazz music fans from around the US. Since its beginning, the Newport Jazz has hosted the prominent masters of the genre like Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, Ray Charles and Duke Ellington. From August 2 to August 4, you’ll get a chance to hear the live music of Herbie Hancock, Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, Dianne Reeves and 57 other artists. The festival is located at the picturesque seaside in Fort Adams State Park, and shares the venue with other iconic event, the Newport Folk Festival.
Tickets And Dates
The prices for the Newport Jazz Fest start at $70 for the 3-day pass (prices are subject to changes).
Newport Jazz Lineup 2021
The 2021 edition of Newport Jazz Festival features Artist in Residence Robert Glasper on all three days and Newport Jazz Artistic Director Christian McBride both as a featured performer and in the Jam Jawn supergroup with John Scofield, Marco Benevento, and Joe Russo.
The rest of the lineup is similarly stacked with star power including Wynton Marsalis, Oscar-nominated Andra Day, Mavis Staples, and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue.
Location and Venue
Venue: Fort Adams State Park
Address: 80 Fort Adams Dr, Newport, Rhode Island, 02840, USA
Frequently Answered Question
How old do you have to be to attend the Newport Jazz Festival?
To attend the Newport Jazz festival, you should be at least 18 years old. Every attendee below this age should be accompanied by the adult guardian.
Who started the Newport Jazz Festival?
laine Lorillard established the festival in 1954, and she and husband Louis Lorillard financed it for many years.