It’s Halloween, but don’t be afraid to make plans now for the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival® presented by Natixis Global Asset Management (NJF), which is set for August 4-6 at Fort Adams State Park.   Newport Jazz Flex tickets are back, and jazz fans around the world are invited to be among the first to purchase tickets at a great discount.  


Flex tickets (good any day at Fort Adams State Park) go on sale Wednesday, November 2, at 10:00 am (EST)


Adult Flex tickets are $59.00 and can be used for general admission to the concerts at Fort Adams State Park on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.  With a Flex ticket, there is no need to decide now which day to attend, making these tickets a perfect gift for family and friends or a money-saving treat for yourself.  Regular adult general admission tickets will be $65.00 forFriday and $79.00 for Saturday and Sunday, so the Flex ticket offers a savings whichever day you use it. 


Please note: Flex tickets are not valid for reserved seats at the Fort or for the Friday evening concert at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino.  A limited number of $20.00 Student Flex tickets (Age 16+ with valid photo ID) and $15.00 Child Flex tickets (Ages 3-15) will also be available. Service charges apply to all tickets purchased on-line.


To purchase Flex tickets beginning November 2, go to and click on the BUY TICKETS link, which will take fans directly to the NJF page on Eventbrite, the Festival’s new ticket service provider. 


Flex tickets also can be purchased in person at the Newport Visitors Center while supplies last.  For hours and information, visit


Other tickets for the Newport Jazz Festival and the Opening Night Concert at the International Tennis Hall of Fame will go on sale at a later date.  Stay tuned for line-up announcements coming soon. 


For more information on the Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management, produced by Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc., please log on or 

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).