Newport Jazz Festival began back in 1954 as the first outdoor music festival of its kind completely and utterly devoted to Jazz. That year brought big names in the genre like the famed Billy Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. In the 62 years since, the festival has produced some of the most influential performances in jazz history, from Miles Davis's 1955 solo on "'Round Midnight" and the Duke Ellington Orchestra's lengthy 1956 performance of "Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue." And just the same, we're sure 2017 will bring no shortage of inspirational appearances.


This year's festival returns to Fort Adam State Park and the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino on Friday, August 4 - 6, 2017. The first wave  and second wave of artists was announced at the end of January and includes Andra Day, Snarky Puppy, One For All, Sean Jones Quintet and more. The third wave of artists for this year was announced this week, and includes:

Third Wave Jazz Festival


To view the lineup by day, visit



Single and multi-day general admission tickets, tickets for reserved seating at the Fort Stage and premium packages for The Jazz Club are on sale now. Jazz Club packages include  Festival admission ticket, reserved parking space in The Jazz Club parking area located in the lot closest to the entrance, exclusive access to The Jazz Club; a tented lounge on the North Lawn where you will find shade, lounge seating, complimentary light food, a private cash bar, and panoramic views of Newport Harbor, Narragansett Bay and the Fort Stage, access to limited Jazz Club Seating at the Fort Stage, seats within this area are first-come, first-served for Jazz Club members, access to limited Jazz Club Seating at the Quad & Harbor Stages. exclusive access to upgraded restroom facilities in The Jazz Club on the North Lawn, Commemorative Newport Jazz Festival poster.

All tickets can be purchased online, general admission tickets can be purchased in person at the Newport Visitors Information Center with waived service charges.


  Friday Saturday Sunday
Adult, 3-Day Pass $170 --  -- 
Adult, 2-Day Pass (Sat&Sun)   $145  --
Adult, in advance/at the gate $65/$75 $79/$89 $79/$89
Students 16-21 with ID $20 $20 $20
Children 3-15 $15 $15 $15
Jazz Club Package $375 -- --
Reserved Seating, Sat & Sun only   $125 $125

Parking is available on site at Fort Adams State Park. 


  Friday Saturday Sunday
Single Day, advance/gate $15/$20 $15/$20 $15/$20
2-Day, Sat & Sun only, advance only   $30  --
3-Day, advance only $45  --  --