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2018 Newport Jazz Festival Announces Second Wave of Artists

Artists added to lineup include Pat Metheny, José James, Ambrose Akinmusire, Black Art Jazz Collective, Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, Nate Smith and others

Pat Metheny will perform at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival
Pat Metheny (photo by John Peden)

The Newport Festivals Foundation recently released their second wave of artists performing at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival.  The renowned event will take place at Fort Adams State Park and the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino From August 3 to 5.  For tickets and more festival information, visit the festival’s website.

Jay Sweet, executive producer of Newport Festivals Foundation, says, “This Second Wave of artists is so indicative of the exciting direction we’re building towards with this year’s Newport Jazz lineup.” With the addition of artists like BADBADNOTGOOD, Grace Kelly, and Tony Allen, the 2018 Newport Folk Festival will be showcasing the top jazz talent from around the world.

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