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Newport Jazz Festival Offering Local Discount Tickets Now Until July 8

Purchase the tickets at the Newport Visitors Information Center

Jon Batiste will perform at the Newport Jazz Festival
Jon Batiste (photo: Mark Robbins)

Discount tickets for the upcoming Newport Jazz Festival are available if purchased by Monday, July 8 at the Newport Visitors Information Center, located at 23 America’s Cup Avenue in Newport, R.I. The iconic festival is set for Aug. 2-4.

Local discount tickets cost $55 for general admission to the concerts at Fort Adams State Park on Friday, Aug. 2, and $60 for Saturday, Aug. 3, and Sunday, Aug. 4. This special discount for local residents and visitors to Newport is not available online. Beginning Tuesday, July 9, single-day tickets for Friday will cost $69 in advance and $79 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, R.I., opens on July 9. Office hours are Tuesday through Friday, noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The office accepts cash, checks, and all major credit cards.

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

The following Newport Jazz Festival tickets will be sold at both the foundation’s local office and the Newport Visitors Information Center at 23 America’s Cup Avenue, while supplies last:


General Admission single and multi-day tickets for concerts at Fort Adams. Twenty-dollar student tickets for concerts at Fort Adams. High-school students older than 15 and college students must use the student gate and present valid ID to enter the festival. Students without valid ID will be directed to the box office to pay the difference of a general admission ticket.

Visit for Newport Visitors Information Center office hours. All single and multi-day tickets can be purchased online at Service charges apply for all online purchases.

Artists scheduled to perform at this year’s festival include Jon Batiste & Friends, Herbie Hancock, Common, Corinne Bailey Rae, Kamasi Washington, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective, Thundercat, Dianne Reeves, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Sons of Kemet, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, The Ron Carter Trio, Buika, Makaya McCraven, and many more. For further information, visit