Event of the Week: 2014 Newport Jazz Festival

Tom Richardson-New England Boating
Photo/Tom Richardson-New England Boating

This weekend (August 1-3) marks the 60th Anniversary of the famous Newport Jazz Festival, held in several venues around Newport, Rhode Island. For boaters, the Festival offers the opportunity to drop anchor in front of Fort Adams and get a free seat to many of the acts.

Photo/Newport Jazz Festival
Photo/Newport Jazz Festival

This year’s Festival will include performances by Wynton Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin, Trombone Shorty, Gary Burton, the Mingus Big Band, The Brubeck Brothers and many more.

For a complete schedule of Festival events and bands click here:

To buy tickets to the event click here:

2013 Jazz Festival Sizzle Video


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