Tickets the Newport Jazz Festival’s Friday shows go on sale at ten o’clock this morning. It’s the 61st anniversary of the festival.
The Friday concert was added for the jazz festival’s 60th anniversary last year. Festival organizers decided to offer it again this year. The lineup will focus on emerging artists and new jazz styles. Performers include Grammy winner Snarky Puppy, a thirteen piece jazz fusion group, who made their festival debut last year.
The Friday concerts will be held at Fort Adams State Park in Newport. The tickets cost $40, and $20 for students.
Tickets for the Newport Jazz Festival go on sale today. This will be the 61st year for the annual Newport Jazz Fest.
Though the music doesn’t start until July 31st, the public will be able to purchase tickets for the historic festival 10 o’clock this morning. Last year, for the sixtieth anniversary, the Jazz fest added a third day to its typical two-day lineup. It’s holding onto the three day schedule this year. The festival is introducing a new cheaper one-day ticket, allowing visitors to choose whether they want to go on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
The Newport Jazz Festival kicks off Friday, this is the 60th anniversary of the festival that was first held at the Newport Casino and along Bellevue Avenue. The festival survived rock and roll and rowdy crowds.
The 60th annual Newport Jazz Festival kicks off Friday. The three-day line up includes plenty of jazz greats you’ve heard of and many you probably haven’t. You may know the music of one of the festival’s Friday performers, Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, from the HBO television series Boardwalk Empire. Giordano’s band creates the series’ authentic 1920s jazz soundtrack, and won a Grammy for it. He spoke with Rhode Island Public Radio’s Kristin Gourlay about his music and upcoming performance at the Newport Jazz Festival.