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Get Ready to Groove: The Newport Jazz Festival Celebrates 70 Years of Music Magic!



The legendary Newport Jazz Festival is back, and this year marks a monumental milestone – its 70th anniversary! From August 2nd to 4th, 2024, Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island will once again transform into a haven for music lovers. Get ready for three days overflowing with incredible jazz, captivating performances, and a celebration of all things music. 

A Star-Studded Lineup for the 70th Anniversary

This year’s festival promises to be unforgettable, with a lineup curated by Artistic Director Christian McBride that blends iconic legends with rising stars. Here’s just a taste of the incredible artists you can expect to see: 


Andre 3000, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Kamasi Washington, and Elvis Costello

Genre-Bending Greats

Sun Ra Arkestra, Bill Frisell, Stanley Clarke, and Galactic featuring Irma Thomas

This is just a glimpse of the phenomenal talent gracing the stage. With four unique stages on the festival grounds, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re a die-hard jazz fan or simply enjoy good music, the Newport Jazz Festival has something to ignite your soul. 

Beyond the Music: A Festival Experience

The Newport Jazz Festival isn’t just about the music (although that’s definitely a major draw). The festival offers a complete experience, with delicious food vendors, unique crafts, and engaging exhibits. Soak in the beautiful scenery of Fort Adams State Park, overlooking Newport Harbor, and create memories that will last a lifetime. 

Mark Your Calendars and Get Your Tickets

Don’t miss out on this chance to be part of history! The Newport Jazz Festival is an experience unlike any other. Head over to the festival’s website (https://newportjazz.org/) to learn more about the lineup, ticketing options, and everything you need to know to plan your trip.

So, dust off your dancing shoes, gather your music-loving crew, and get ready to celebrate 70 years of jazz magic at the Newport Jazz Festival!  We’ll see you there!


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