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Newport Jazz Festival 2020 – August 7-9, Newport, RI

August 7, 2020 - August 9, 2020 Fort Adams State Park

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).

All available options:

  • All-day pass: from $70.
  • Friday, August 2 (Herbie Hancock, Thundercat, The Bad Plus): from $189
  • Saturday, August 3 (Kamasi Washington, Dianne Reeves): from $88.
  • Sunday, August 4 (Common, Tank And The Bangas): from $54.


Location and Venue

Venue: Fort Adams State Park
Address: 80 Fort Adams Dr, Newport, Rhode Island, 02840, USA

Festival Playlist

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

What to Bring with Yourself for Camping?

The following items will be useful: