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Newport Jazz Festival

  • Location: Fort Adams State Park
  • Newport, RI 02914
  • Dates: August 2, 2019 - August 4, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Time: Times very by day.
  • Price: Tickets vary by day, check website for more info.

The Newport Jazz Festival is a music festival held every summer in Newport, Rhode Island. Elaine Lorillard established the festival in 1954, and she and husband Louis Lorillard financed it for many years. They hired George Wein to organize the first festival and bring jazz to Rhode Island.