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Third Wave of Artists Announced for 2018 Newport Jazz Festival

Artists added include George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, R+R=NOW, Gregory Porter, Jon Batiste, GoGo Penguin and more

Robert Glasper
Robert Glasper (photo by Mathieu Bitton)

­­The 2018 Newport Jazz Festival has added 17 more acts to its already stellar lineup as the third wave of artists was announced.

“Every year there are two or three sets I clear my schedule for, but I might have to up that number this year since there are at least four in this wave alone,” Jay Sweet, the festival’s executive producer, said in a press release.

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