Newport Jazz Festival Announces this Year’s Lineup


Jon Batiste will perform at the Newport Jazz Festival on Aug. 5.

(Photo: Courtesy Newport Jazz Festival)

The Newport Jazz Festival has announced the lineup of performers scheduled to appear at this year’s event, which takes place the weekend of Aug. 4–6 in Newport, Rhode Island.

Day one headliners include Kamasi Washington, DOMi & JD Beck, Lakecia Benjamin, Immanuel Wilkins Quartet and Soulive, among others.

Saturday, Aug. 5, will feature performances by Jon Batiste, Christian McBride, Charles Lloyd New Quartet, Julian Lage, Orrin Evans, James Brandon Lewis, Keyon Harrold and Superblue: Kurt Elling & Charlie Hunter with Nate Smith & Huntertone Horns.

On Sunday, Aug. 6, Herbie Hancock takes the Newport Jazz Festival stage. Other Sunday performers include Diana Krall, Samara Joy, Bill Charlap Trio, Charles McPherson Quintet and A Moodswing Reunion: Redman, Mehldau, McBride, Blade.

More performers will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets, including multi-day passes and other cost-saving options, are currently on sale. Discount pricing is available for students. Check the festival’s website for lineup and schedule updates. DB

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