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Newport Jazz Festival
Founded in 1954, the Newport Jazz Festival® was the first jazz festival in America, and has been host to numerous legendary performances by iconic historic figures and contemporary geniuses. Historic moments since its inception include performance by Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and Miles Davis. Referred to as a Mecca of jazz, the event draws thousands of people from all over the world to Newport, Rhode Island, a city which is famed in its spectacular coastal scenery and awe-inspiring architecture.
The festival is currenlty is held over the course of three days at two of Newports historic landmarks: theInternational Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino and Fort Adams State Park.
More About Fort Adams State Park
This popular state park situated at the mouth of Newport Harbor offers a wide variety of activities. Boating, fishing, sports and picnicking are all popular activities. Fort Adams Trust and the Museum of Yachting are both located here, as is Sail Newport. Fort Adams is also the home of the world-renowned Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival.
Other events here
- Stroller Strides Class by Newport Fit4Mom aka Stroller Strides of Newport Weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:15 am–10:15 am
- The Atlantic Cup May 25, 2013 / May 26, 2013, 11:00 am–4:00 pm
- Elliot Kaminitz Father's Day Ride Sun, Jun 16, 8:00 am–12:00 pm