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Newport Jazz Festival Schedule

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by Thor, May 7, 2004.

  1. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Here is the schedule for the JVC Newport Jazz festival this year in August. I am getting my tix today, so I thought I would put
    it up like I did last year.

    Edit: The Friday night Harry Connick show in the Newport Casino is already sold out fwiw ... :spit:

    That went fast ...
  2. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Nice to see a jazz festival lineup that actually features JAZZ artists. I saw one recently that featured Crystal Gayle as a headliner. :rolleyes:
  3. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Last year the Friday night headliner was k.d. lang, considering
    her a jazz artist was a real strectch for me. She did attract
    a considerable following of her own to see her.

    The previous year was headlined by Tony Bennett,
    no stretch there, and 2001 featured Diana Krall.
    So it can be a bit of a mixed bag.

    Hotels in Newport get tight in the summer,
    get it figured out early if you are
    planning to attend the show(s).

    Anybody that needs an opinion on the quality of
    accomodations, feel free to PM as I live nearby,
    and know which motel is across the street from the
    waste treatment plant.
  4. erikwhitton

    erikwhitton Guest

    Sep 20, 2002
    Portland, ME USA
    WHOA - what an awesome lineup! I skipped the past few years because the lineup didn't seem worth it. Now I'm back to the old dilemna - Saturday, Sunday, or both???

    I'm thinking Sunday - Herbie, Wayne, Holland, Payton, Hargrove, AWESOME!

    I think i'll be in Newport for the Folk Fest - I just heard Wilco will be there. Sweet!

    BTW - last timeI went to Newport Jazz Fest I camped about 30 minutes away and that was a cool/cheap way to stay. There were a few late night jam sessions.

  5. Gabe


    Jan 21, 2003
    Are the Newport folk and jazz festivals seperate operations, or is the folk festival now defunct. For some reason I was under the impression that the folk festival had either ceased to exist or become the jazz festival.
  6. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    The Folk Festival is also produced by Festival Productions.
    Here is the weblink to the Newport Folk Festival.

    They lost their Big Sponsor a few years ago, well known
    Vermont sellout Ice Cream Icons. I guess the new
    management decided it was not cost effective to support
    folk music anymore.

    The new sponsor is Apple and Eve. The festival is the week
    before the Jazz festival, August 6th or so.
  7. Gabe


    Jan 21, 2003
    Thanks, Thor.