Thursday, July 31, 2014

Celebrate 60 Years of the Newport Jazz Festival August 1 - 3

No need to worry about what to do this weekend ... head to the Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management to celebrate the 60th anniversary of America's first annual jazz festival. Set in beautiful Newport, RI, August 1 - 3, the festival features three stages and more than 45 artists, including Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Bobby McFerrin, Dr. John, David Sanborn, Trombone Shorty, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Gregory Porter, Snarky Puppy, Ron Carter and many more. 

Also celebrating its 60th anniversary this year is the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, which serves as the host venue for opening night of the Newport Jazz Festival. In 1954, the museum was founded as a "shrine to the ideals of the game." Sixty years later, and with a bright future ahead, the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum is a global leader in the tennis industry, and an important community landmark. The Hall of Fame is housed in the historic Newport Casino, which was built in 1880 as a social club to bring the community together. As the two iconic Newport institutions mark 60 years, the Hall of Fame will kick off the 60th Anniversary Opening Night of Newport Jazz Festival with a pre-show cocktail party for concert goers, hosted on the beautiful porches of the historic property. Tickets are $60 and are available on or by phone at 401-324-4072.

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