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Details: Category: US News | Published: 28 June 2017
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Newport Jazz FestivalNEWPORT, RI - Head to the Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, by Tuesday, July 4, to take advantage of the great local discount for tickets to the Newport Jazz Festival® presented by Natixis Global Asset Management. Discount tickets are just $50 for the concert at Fort Adams State Park on Friday, August 4, and $60 for General Admission tickets for concerts on Saturday, August 5, and Sunday, August 6. This special discount for local residents and visitors to Newport is not available on-line. 

More details from Newport Jazz Festival (www.newportjazz.org):

Beginning Wednesday, July 5, single-day tickets for Friday will be $65 in advance and $75 at the gate. Tickets for Saturday and Sunday will be $79 in advance and then $89 on festival days, if available. 

Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.'s local ticket and information office, located at 770 Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown, opens on July 5. Office hours are Tuesday through Friday, Noon - 6:00 pm, and Saturday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. The office accepts cash, checks and all major credit cards.

Tickets will be available at the local office for all Newport Jazz Festival events, while supplies last, including the Friday opening night concert at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino.

The following Newport Jazz Festival tickets will be sold at both the Foundation's local office and the Visitors Information Center while supplies last:

All single and multiple-day tickets can be purchased on-line at www.newportjazz.org. Services charges apply for all on-line purchases.

Log on to www.discovernewport.org for Newport Visitors Information Center office hours.  

The 2017 Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management takes place August 4 - 6 at Fort Adams State Park and the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino. Artists include The Roots; Béla Fleck & The Flecktones; Snarky Puppy; Andra Day; Leslie Odom, Jr.; Branford Marsalis Quartet; Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue; Rhiannon Giddens, Christian McBride Big Band with Special Guests; Cécile McLorin Salvant; Maria Schneider Orchestra; Hudson: Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski & John Scofield; Maceo Parker; Vijay Iyer & Wadada Leo Smith and many more. Stay tuned for additional information on festival artists in the coming weeks.

For the complete line-up, tickets and more information, visit www.newportjazz.org, call the Newport Festivals Foundation hotline at (401) 848-5055 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Natixis Global Asset Management is the Presenting Sponsor of the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival and sponsors programs that help enrich the lives of individuals and preserve the cultural experience for future generations through music.  

In addition to Natixis Global Asset Management, the Newport Jazz Festival also receives generous support from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, North Coast Brewing Company and Eventbrite. The festival's official travel partner is WBGO Jazz 88.3. Lodging partners are Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina, Newport Marriott and The Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina.

Newport Festivals Foundation was founded by George Wein in 2010 to build and continue the legacies of the famed Newport Jazz Festival® and Newport Folk Festival®. Under the auspices of the Foundation, the Festivals present performers who respect and honor jazz and folk music traditions, and at the same time reflect the changes in today's musical trends. The Educational Initiatives of the Foundation aim to foster opportunity, inspire through exposure and facilitate the collection of resources needed for musicians, emerging and established, to celebrate and innovate. For more information, please visit www.newportfestivalsfoundation.org.