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2017 Newport Jazz Festival Schedule & Lineup

The 2017 Newport Jazz Festival will get underway today (August 4th) at Fort Adams State Park and will close out day #1 of the historic festival at the International Tennis Hall of Fame this evening with Trombone Shorty and Rhiannon Giddens. WHAT TIME DOES EVERYTHING OPEN? BOX OFFICE opens at 9am / GATES open at

Questlove Will DJ at The Pineapple Club on Sunday

Following a weekend where several musicians from the Newport Folk Festival popped by for surprise performance, Gurney’s Resort & Marina has announced they have more planned for this weekend. Questlove, best known as the drummer and joint frontman or The Roots, will perform a DJ set at The Pineapple Club at Gurney’s on Sunday, August 6th

Newport Jazz Festival Will Reunite Several Musicians Who Graduated a Philadelphia High School Together

Philly funk and jazz take a trip to Newport this summer and spark a reunion with a group of special friends and former classmates when Newport Jazz Festival Artistic Director Christian McBride gets together with Questlove and Black Thought from The Roots and Joey DeFrancesco, who all graduated from Philadelphia’s Creative and Performing Arts High

Podcast: A Conversation with Swati Bhise, Choreographer of Newport Bridgefest’s ‘A Bridge Together’

Bringing a blend of Indian, African and American dance and music, an exciting group of musicians and dancers will present a free concert this evening at Fort Adams, as part of Newport Bridgefest, the celebration that spans the week between Newport Folk and Newport Jazz Festivals. Swati Bhise, conductor and choreographer for the orchestra and

Natixis Global Asset Management Awards Seventh Annual George Wein Jazz Ambassador Scholarship to R.I. and Mass. Students

Natixis Global Asset Management announced earlier today the winners of this year’s George Wein Jazz Ambassador Scholarships, they are Elena Serrano of Providence, R.I., and Jeffrey Pinsker-Smith of Wellesley, M.A. Since 2011, Natixis has provided scholarships to students who have shown tremendous musical ability, strong academic achievement, and a commitment to giving back to their

Putting the ‘New’ in Newport: 31 Bands to Make Newport Jazz Festival Debut This Weekend

Following in the footsteps of the Newport Folk Festival and Newport Bridgefest, the Newport Jazz Festival will keep the music rolling this weekend when they kickoff things on Friday morning at Fort Adams State Park. More than 300 established and emerging jazz artists will take over Aquidneck Island when the annual Newport Jazz Festival® presented

What’s Up For This Week in Newport: July 31 – August 4

Discover what’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport, Rhode Island this week. Newport Bridgefest, a local, live music and music education festival that “bridges” the gap between the prestigious Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals for a continuous 10 days of music in our community, takes place Monday through Thursday of this week.

Sunday Folk Festival Fashion

On Sunday, sunny skies and temps in the high 70’s meant perfect conditions to get your #folkon. Bare shoulders, cut-off shorts, cropped tops and dresses returned to the fort. Check out our gallery and share with your friends!

Saturday Folk Festival Fashion

It was a blustery day at Fort Adams, but the rain held off. Jackets, sweaters and blankets added more layers to festival style.  Photo Credit: Sarah McClutchy/What’sUpNewp

Friday Folk Festival Fashion

Cloud cover, temperatures in the high 70s, and gentle breezes made for pleasant, late July conditions as music lovers gathered at historic Fort Adams for Day One of Newport Folk Festival. Summer festival fashion trends were on full display throughout the fort, and it was clear early on that brimmed hats, neck ties, mirrored sunglasses,

Guide to 2017 Newport Folk Festival Events and After Parties

The 2017 Newport Folk Festival is here and there are more events and after parties scheduled than ever before! The What’sUpNewp Crew has put together a list of all the official events to keep your folkin’ weekend in order, enjoy! Note: We considered anything “official” that Newport Folk Presents, has been promoted by Newport Folk Festival. or that benefits

2017 Newport Folk Festival Schedule & Lineup

Newport, R.I. – The 2017 Newport Folk Festival is set to take place this weekend out at Fort Adams State Park. From site map to schedules and what to bring to the Festival, Newport Folk Festival has it all laid out for you in this year’s Official Folk Handbook. Be sure to read it over before

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