This summer, the legendary Newport Jazz Festival will return to Fort Adams State Park in Newport, R.I. Considered one of the nation’s most important and enduring cultural institutions, the 69th annual event will take place August 4 through 6 and features a diverse variety of artistic virtuosity. 

This year’s festival lineup features established and celebrated talents such as Herbie Hancock, Diana Krall and Charles Lloyd. The impending event will also boast appearances by leading artists and cultural leaders like DJ Pee .Wee (Anderson .Paak), Jon Batiste, Kamasi Washington and Thundercat.

In addition to the previously mentioned acts, the 2023 edition of Newport Jazz Festival is billed to have a thrilling new class of GRAMMY winners and nominees, such as Best New Artist Samara Joy, DOMi & JD Beck and Arooj Aftab. 

Special ensembles for the summertime occasion include Newport Jazz artistic director Christian McBride’s annual Jam Jawn, MoodSwing, Scary Goldings featuring John Scofield, and a highly anticipated collaboration between Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and Kamasi Washington. 

Tickets for the 69th annual Newport Jazz Festival are on sale now. To learn more about the upcoming event, follow this link.

Scroll down to view a breakdown of the three-day musical gathering.