Get ready, get set to purchase tickets for one of Newport’s favorite summer events – the Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Investment Managers Friday evening concert and cocktail party on August 2, at 8:00 pm at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino. Artist will be announced and tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 27, 10:00 am (EDT).

The Newport Jazz Festival Friday evening cocktail party on the Horseshoe Piazza welcomes a limited number of attendees for pre-concert socializing with music, food and beverages. Tickets include open bar and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are limited and exclusively for concertgoers. Party attendees must purchase a separate ticket to the Festival concert. 

Artists already announced for the 2019 Newport Jazz Festival, which takes place August 2-4 at Fort Adams State Park and the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino, include Herbie Hancock, Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, Corinne Bailey Rae, Dianne Reeves, The Bad Plus, Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective, Dee Dee Bridgewater and the Memphis Soulphony, Buika, The Ron Carter Trio, PJ Morton, Sons of Kemet, Makaya McCraven, Cécile McLorin Salvant and many more.

For tickets and more information on the Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Investment Managers, log on to www.newportjazz.org.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).