July 30 – August 1, 2021

See you this summer at the Fort!

2021 Info

Due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions, Newport Jazz will be doing things a little differently this year. We’ll be focusing on creating three intimate days of amazing Jazz performances and surprise collaborations at Fort Adams – July 30th to August 1st. Due to modified capacities, we will be releasing access to this summer’s events in phases. Be aware that we have not gone on sale with any tickets, so please do not purchase from any site posting them for sale. We will be communicating with our members in the coming weeks to share more details about how they can join us this summer and will be announcing ticketing options for non-members soon after that. Our goal is to keep our ecosystem going until we can gather our entire Jazz community next summer!

We are working hand in hand with state and local government and various health officials to ensure that what we present will set a benchmark for safety and transparency through our protocols and communication. We will be sharing more protocol details on what to expect to members and fans very soon.


For ticket questions email jazztickets@newportfestivals.org.
To submit an artist for consideration, please fill out this form.
Media Request Form coming soon.
Volunteer information coming soon..
For partnership opportunities, please contact billy@newportfestivals.org.
For general festival questions, please email info@newportfestivals.org.
All 2021 memberships are full. We will have 2022 membership updates in the near future.
Food vendor applications are closed for the year.
Due to COVD-19, we are only inviting Rhode Island craft vendors this year. If you are interested, please email popupmarket@newportfestivals.org.

Fort Adams State Park

Fort Adams is located at 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI. One of the park system’s national treasures, Fort Adams is situated at the mouth of Newport Harbor with panoramic views of the Newport Bridge and the East Passage. The festival at the Fort features 4 stages of music, food & crafts, two beer & wine gardens and a number of displays. The festival runs rain or shine.

Lodging Partners

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina

1 Goat Island, Newport, Rhode Island
(401) 849-2600

Situated on Goat Island and surrounded by picturesque Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay, Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina offers the seclusion of a private island while being a short walk from the heart and history of the charming waterfront cobblestone streets of Newport. Our waterfront resort is centrally located to the area’s abundant attractions and activities, which include great restaurants, landmark mansions, museums, vineyards, golf courses, beaches, state parks, scenic walks, musical and theatrical performances, cruises and more. Delighting locals and visitors alike, Newport’s annual events include nationally acclaimed jazz and folk festivals, regattas, numerous shows and restaurant weeks in spring and fall.

Expansive grounds offering 360-degree water views provide an ideal setting for our various dining options, entertainment, wellness, waterfront spa treatments, family fun, and secluded shoreline cocktails featuring the best sunsets in Newport. Because we offer 257 guestrooms and more event space than any other property in Newport, Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina is a popular destination for all sorts of stylish business and social gatherings, as well as truly memorable weddings Whether you are traveling on business or pleasure, staying for a weekend or a week, we think you will love our gorgeous location, in the “City by the Sea.”


25 America’s Cup Avenue, Newport, RI
(401) 849-1000

After an impressive redesign, the Newport Marriott has set sail on a new chapter in the heart of downtown Newport. Explore Gilded Age mansions, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, beaches, shops, vineyards and dining, all just minutes away. Three hundred and twenty intuitively designed guest rooms feature platform beds, smart TVs and spa-like bathrooms. At MainSail, enjoy the view and American fare or stop by the Skiff Bar to mingle on the outdoor terrace. Relax in the full service spa or get energized in Studio Fit, a state-of-the-art fitness center. Please call (401) 849-1000 or visit newportmarriott.com to book your room today.


49 Americas Cup Avenue, Newport, RI
(401) 847-9000

Located in the heart of historic downtown Newport, The Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina is “The City by the Sea’s” preferred hotel and marina! Enjoy staying in beautiful hotel accommodations with views of Newport Harbor or Queen Anne Square and surrounded by magnificent yachts and cobblestone streets. We’re just steps away from world-class shopping, sumptuous dining, exciting entertainment, and famous local attractions. The Newport is in the center of the exclusive harbor-front area and is home to four classic 12 Meter America’s Cup Yachts. Our property also features an onsite restaurant, Saltwater, with waterfront dining and live entertainment, concierge services, indoor heated saltwater pool, harbor view sundeck, and men’s and women’s saunas. To feel fully emerged in “The City by the Sea,” book your overnight accommodations by visiting newporthotel.com to view our best available rate or our impressive packages. Reservations can also be made by calling (401) 847-9000.


353 Spring Street, Newport, RI
(401) 619-8787

The Newport Inn is a quaint, modern, seven-room hotel nestled in the heart of downtown Newport. While the bones of the 1800’s Inn remain, every room has been meticulously remodeled. Each of our rooms are private sanctuaries with spa bathrooms that offer the perfect escape. From there, you can build your own City-by-the-Sea adventure. We connect you with the hidden treasures of Newport – from the best local baker to the coolest neighborhood restaurant to the perfect off-the-beaten-path spot to catch the sunset. How you create your story is up to you.


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