If you haven’t already grabbed your tickets for the 2022 Newport Jazz Festival at Fort Adams State Park this weekend, you better act fast!

A limited number of single-day Friday and single-day Sunday tickets remain for the iconic festival. Saturday is completely sold-out.

Friday’s lineup featured Norah Jones, Terence Blanchard, BADBADNOTGOOD< McBride’s Newport Jawn, Lettuce, Nate Smith, and more than a dozen other artists.

Trombone Shorty, Hiromi, and Christian McBride are among the artists who will perform during “Celebrating George Wein” at the close of the festival on Sunday. Other artists on Sunday include Angelique Kidjo, Digable Planets, PJ Morton, and many more.

Tickets for Friday and Sunday are available while they last at 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/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.