Newport Jazz
Newport Jazz

About this festival

Founded in 1954, the Newport Jazz Festival was the first jazz festival in America and has been host to numerous legendary performances by iconic figures and contemporary geniuses.
Newport Jazz Festival is a jazz music festival in Newport. Its recent lineups have included Herbie Hancock, Common, Kamasi Washington and more.
The festival will be held at Fort Adams, one of the park system’s national treasures situated at the mouth of Newport Harbor with panoramic views. The festival at the Fort features 4 stages of music, food and crafts, two beer and wine gardens and a number of displays. Festival is held rain or shine


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