Newport Jazz Festival

Last call for Early Bird tickets for the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival® presented by Natixis Investment Managers. On Tuesday, January 23, at 10:00 am (EST), all ticket types will go on sale and the early bird discounts will end. In addition, Producer/Founder George Wein and Artistic Director Christian McBride will announce the First Wave of artists for this year’s festival, which is set for August 3 – 5 at Fort Adams State Park and the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino.

All tickets, except for the Friday evening concert at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, will be available at www.newportjazz.org.

General Admission tickets (no chairs provided) will be $65.00 in advance for the Friday, August 3, daytime event at Fort Adams and $79.00 per day for Saturday and Sunday. These tickets will be $75.00 for Friday and $89.00 for Saturday and Sunday at the gate, if available.

Two-day passes (for Saturday and Sunday) will be $145.00.  Three-Day passes for Friday – Sunday events at Fort Adams will be $170.00. (For one more week, the multi-day passes are $120.00 and $155.00.) Reserved Seating, priced at $125.00, will now be available for all three days at Fort Adams.

Tickets for THE Jazz Club, a premium experience offered at the Fort, will be $375.00 per day and will now be available for FridaySaturday, and Sunday. Advance parking passes are available on-line.

A limited number of Student tickets are $20.00 per day for high school students older than 15 and college students with valid ID. Students must use the Student gate and present valid ID to enter the festival. Offer valid for eligible students while supplies last.  Children’s tickets are $15.00 for children aged 3 – 15.

General Admission tickets for all Fort Adams events will be available in person at the Newport Visitors Information Center, located at 23 Americas Cup Avenue. Log on to www.discovernewport.org for office hours and information. Local discounts offered. No service charges apply.

Service charges apply to all tickets purchased online or by phone.  For information regarding pre-sales and special offers, subscribe to the newsletter on the festival website or follow the event on social media.

For more information, visit www.newportjazz.org.

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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