Newport Festival Announces 2020 Lineup

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Norah Jones is slated to appear Aug. 7 at the Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island.

(Photo: Courtesy of Blue Note)

The Newport Jazz Festival has announced its slate of performers for this year’s edition, to be held Aug. 7–9 at Fort Adams State Park in Rhode Island.

It’s a litany of top-tier talent, with a number of notable return performers, including vocalist Norah Jones, who in 2016 appeared at both the Newport Folk and Jazz festivals. The full lineup is below.

Aug. 7

  • Norah Jones
  • Jimmy Cliff
  • Robert Glasper
  • A Christian McBride Situation
  • Chris Potter Circuits Trio
  • Nicholas Payton
  • Catherine Russell
  • The History of Jazz

Aug. 8

Aug. 9

Aug. 7 general admission tickets are $69 in advance; Aug. 8 and 9 admission is $79. At the gate, they’ll be $79 and $89, respectively. Two-day passes (for Saturday and Sunday) are $145, and a three day-pass is $170.

A limited number of student tickets are available: $30 for high school students older than 15 and college students with a valid ID. Tickets for children ages 3–15 are $20 each day.

Parking passes also are available for $20 in advance or $25 at the gate.

For additional information about the festival, visit the Newport website. DB



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