03/13/12

Newport Jazz Festival Announces Program

Metheny, DeJohnette, Moran, Akinmusire, Frisell, Reeves & more

George Wein, the producer and founder of the Newport Jazz Festival, has announced the program for this year’s event, to be held in Newport, R.I., August 3-5. Pat Metheny, Jack DeJohnette, Bill Frisell and others will share the festival billing with relative newcomers Miguel Zenón, Jason Moran, Ambrose Akinmusire, Darcy James Argue, Dafnis Prieto, John Hollenbeck and others. In addition, Dianne Reeves and the Tedeschi Trucks Band will be a major part of the festival, along with Maria Schneider, Kurt Elling and Joe Lovano.

Tickets & Other Information

Tickets for the Newport Jazz Festival, presented by Natixis Global Asset Management, go on sale worldwide this Thursday, March 15, at 10:00 a.m. at Newport Jazz Fest, by phone and by mail. A limited number of general admission adult two-day passes are available now for $ 135.00 for Saturday and Sunday. Single day general admission adult tickets are $74.00 in advance and $84.00 at the gate, if available. Children's tickets for ages 3 - 15 are $15.00 per day. Children under 3 are free. Parking passes are also available on-line for $12.00. Service charges apply to all tickets purchased on-line or by phone.

Premium Seating tickets for Fort Adams concerts are available for $125.00 per day. Reserved Seating is $90.00. The Reserved/Premium Seating Section has been re-designed. The area in front of the stage will be returned to the general admission audience. A new, wider Reserved Section has been created with easy access from the road and better sightlines. There will be fewer seats than in past years; early purchase is recommended for the best selection.

Single day general admission tickets also can be purchased in person at the Newport Visitor Information Center, located at 23 America's Cup Avenue. Visit Go Newport for Visitor Center office hours and information.

There will be a festival office in the Newport area where tickets can be purchased in person at a later date. For general information, craft vendor information or to leave a message for festival staff, call the festival hotline at (401) 848-5055. For more information, visit Newport Jazz Festival.

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