Our Mission

Foster the legacy and expand the impact of our Festivals through educational initiatives that celebrate innovation while preserving the deep traditions inherent in Jazz and Folk music.

 
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Our Work
 

 

INSTRUMENT DONATIONS

We place new and gently used instruments in the hands of deserving students throughout the United States.

PROGRAM FUNDING

We work with artists and nonprofits to identify and fund afterschool music programs across the country.

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

We develop programs to engage and expose students to the traditions of folk and jazz music.

 
 

THE LATEST DONATION

Guitars to
Veterans

For Veterans Day, Newport Festivals Foundation donates to Guitars For Vets on behalf of The War and Treaty.

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Upcoming Events
 

 

NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL
July 26-28 2019

Celebrating it’s 60th anniversary this year, the Newport Folk Festival is more vibrant now than ever in it’s history. Tickets and lineup announcements coming soon.

NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL
August 2-4 2019

2019 will mark the 65th anniversary of the grandaddy of all American music festivals, the Newport Jazz Festival. Tickets and lineup announcements coming soon.

FOUNDATION GALA
August 3 2019

This one-of-a-kind event seeks to raise awareness and funding for the foundation’s music initiatives. Special location and musical guests to be announced soon.

 
 

Make a Difference

Aside from buying tickets to one of our events, you can contribute directly to Newport Festivals Foundation. Along with underwriting our music education intiatives, your generosity will help support the legacy and tradition of the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals for years to come.

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