Events

More than just music festivals, our events are celebrations of the work we do year round to support music education. Founded in 1954 and 1959 respectively, the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals have always strived to present artists who respect and honor jazz and folk music traditions, while at the same time reflecting the changes in trends and the times in which they live. As the first modern music festivals in the US, they continue, to this day, to be leaders and innovators.

 
 

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.

 
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FOR PETE’S SAKE
July 26-28 2019

We continue our For Pete's Sake tradition again this year at Newport Folk Festival.  Each day on the Museum Stage, we will honor the traditions of bluegrass, gospel and roots music, to which Pete and Toshi Seeger dedicated their lives. The format is a mix of workshops, live performances and lectures.

 
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NEWPORT BRIDGEFEST
July 29 - August 1 2019

“Bridging” the days between the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals, Bridgefest celebrates folk, jazz and Newport’s musical community.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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NEWPORT FOLK PRESENTS
Year-round

Whether it’s our own benefit shows or co-marketed events with artists and other promoters around the country, our purpose is to raise awareness and funding for our music initiatives through the shared experience of live music.

 
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NEWPORT JAZZ PRESENTS
Year-round

We partner with artists and promoters to co-market events with past and future Newport Jazz artists around the country in order to raise awareness and funding for our music initiatives.

 
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SPECIAL DONOR EVENTS
Year-round

We create unique experiences for our core foundation members in order to thank them and to attract new donors. Past events have ranged from attending an intimate recording session at Electric Lady Studios to co-hosting an in-store holiday concert with Island Creek Oysters.