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The 2018 Newport Jazz Festival

August 3, 2018 @ 11:00 am - August 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

The Newport Jazz Festival

The 2018 Newport Jazz Festival will be held on Friday August 3 through Sunday, August 5, in Newport, Rhode Island at Fort Adams.

Fort Adams is located at 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI, 02840. One of the park system’s national treasures, Fort Adams is 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.

Some of the Newport Jazz Festival featured artists include Andra Day, Pat Metheny, George Clinton & Parlament Funkadelic, Gregory Porter, Jon Batiste, James Carter Organ Trio, The DIVA Jazz Orchestra, Grace Kelly, Marquis Hill Blacktet, and lots more. See the full artist list here

The Newport Jazz Festival is held rain or shine. If severe weather becomes an issue and they need to interrupt programming, announcements will be made regarding safety procedures. Programming will resume when deemed safe.

Newport Jazz Festival Hours:

BOX OFFICE opens at 9am / GATES open at 10am
PARKING opens at 8am / SHUTTLES start at 9am
FOOD & CRAFTS start at 10am
MUSIC: 11am

Grab a luxury bus from Boston, NYC, Brooklyn and Newark. Newport Jazz Festival’s official travel partner, WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM will be offering weekend packages and day trips for festival fans.


August 3, 2018 @ 11:00 am
August 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm


Fort Adams
90 Fort Adams Drive
Newport, RI 02840
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