Newport Folk Festival®
July 26, 27 & 29, 2013
Since 1959, the Newport Folk Festival® has held a unique place in America's musical and cultural history. A hub for the Civil Rights Movement in the 60s and the site of Bob Dylan's famous switch to electric guitar in 1965, the festival also hosted the first major appearances of Joan Baez, James Taylor, Joni Michell and Arlo Guthrie, and sparked the revival of gospel, Cajun and blues. Today the festival still serves the musical omnivores, the fans who crave innovation but appreciate tradition. The event is held over the course of three days at Fort Adams State Park.
Recent artists: Jackson Browne, The Head and the Heart, Gary Clark, Jr. Alabama Shakes, The Punch Brothers
Special Event: Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. Gala 2013
The 2013 Gala returns to the beautiful ballroom at Rosecliff, one of Newport’s glamorous mansions. The evening will celebrate the 80th birthday of saxophone great Wayne Shorter with special guest Herbie Hancock, plus 2013 Newport Jazz Festival artists Jon Batiste and Rez Abassi. Join us for this special evening of music and fine dining to benefit Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. Gala ticket buyers will receive a general admission ticket to the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival® at Fort Adams State Park. Cocktails are at 7:30pm; dinner and the program begin at 8:30pm. Gala ticket form available here.
Also, view and download the ticket information and payment form here.
Newport Jazz Festival®
August 2, 3 & 4, 2013
The Newport Jazz Festival®, started in 1954, was the first jazz festival in America and served as the stage for legendary performances by Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, any many others. In later years, artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Diana Krall, Joshua Redman and Esperanza Spalding made major debuts on the Newport stage. Referred to as the mother of all jazz festivals, the event draws thousands of people from all over the world to Newport, Rhode Island, a city which is famed in its own right for its spectacular coastal scenery and awe-inspiring architecture. Presented by Natixis Global Asset Management, the Newport Jazz Festival is held over the course of three days at two of the city’s historic landmarks: the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino and Fort Adams State Park.
Recent artists: Dianne Reeves, Pat Metheny Unity Band, Kurt Elling, Ambrose Akinmusire, The Bad Plus with Bill Frisell, Maria Schneider, and Jason Moran