Over the last few weeks the Newport Jazz Festival has slowly been announcing who will take the stage on July 29-31 at Fort Adams State Park and the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino.
Additional acts will be announced to the festival lineup through January 21 when all tickets go on sale.
Date Announced, Artist & Announcement
- 12/22 – Angelique Kidjo
- 12/ 21 – The Westerlies
- 12/17 – Chick Corea, Brian Blade & Christian McBride
- Ladies & Gentlemen, please welcome Chick Corea to the 2016 Jazz lineup. We’re thrilled to be celebrating his 75th birthday with his Trilogy, featuring Christian McBride on bass and Brian Blade on drums. The Chick Corea Trilogy will be performing Friday night (7/29) at the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Saturday afternoon (7/30) at Fort Adams. Chick will also be appearing at our Saturday evening Gala. Jazz Flex tickets are on-sale now: http://bit.ly/1CLPAWC #NJF2016
- 12/16 – Tierney Sutton
- We’re looking forward to Tierney Sutton‘s “After Blue” – The Joni MitchellProject performance at the 2016 festival. This Grammy-nominated tribute hits home for us, given Joni’s connection to Newport through her early performances at our sister fest, the Newport Folk Festival. Jazz Flex tickets are on-sale now: http://bit.ly/1CLPAWC #NJF2016
- 12/15 – Peter Apfelbaum & Sparkler
- We’re excited to welcome Peter Apfelbaum and Sparkler to the 2016 lineup. This performance will mark Peter’s festival debut as a bandleader and will include a special commission piece made possible by the George Wein / Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Artistic Programming Fund. #NJF2016http://bit.ly/1QqP0b9
- 12/3 – Kamasi Washington
- PLUS: George Wein/Doris Duke Artistic Programming Fund commissions from Tyshawn Sorey & Alloy, Sullivan Fortner Quartet and Ben Williams & Sound Effect
Surprise someone with the Gift of Jazz – an unforgettable trip to the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival. To help with the surprise, the Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.™ is offering flexible (Flex) tickets priced at just $59 for the holiday season.
The $59 Flex tickets can be used for General Admission to concerts at Fort Adams State Park on any day of the festival, so there is no need to decide now which day to attend. Regularly priced adult tickets will be $45 for Friday and $79-89 for Saturday and Sunday; therefore, it’s best to use adult Flex tickets for Saturday and Sunday to get the savings.
Flex tickets can be purchased on-line at www.newportjazzfest.org and in person at the Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America’s Cup Avenue (www.discovernewport.org). Service charges apply with on-line purchases. This offer is not valid on reserved seats or for the Friday evening concert at the International Tennis Hall of Fame.