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Newport Jazz Festival Opening Night
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 International Tennis Hall of Fame
Located in the original rooms of the Newport Casino, The International Tennis Hall of Fame Museum houses memorabilia that highlights the best of tennis, both past and present.
The collection dates back to the 12th century and includes the trophies and attire of the sport's biggest stars, vintage equipment, video highlights and more. Most recently the museum took in the attire of Nicolas Mahut, fresh off his performance in the longest-running tennis game in Wimbledon history.
The facilities are recognized as a National Historic Landmark.
The grounds surrounding the museum are also world-renowned. Thirteen grass-manicured courts are on the premises, surrounded by placards that detail the site's history. Also on site is the National Tennis Club, which features the unique game of court tennis.