Newport Jazz Festival 2021: Wynton Marsalis, Andra Day, Khruangbin & More

By Scott Bernstein Jun 2, 2021 11:54 am PDT

Newport Jazz returns to Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island this summer boasting a lineup that includes Wynton Marsalis, Andra Day, Khruangbin and more. The 2021 Newport Jazz Festival takes place July 30 – August 1 and is also highlighted by a The Jam Jawn set featuring bassist Christian McBride, guitarist John Scofield, keyboardist Marco Benevento and drummer Joe Russo.

McBridge is the festival’s Artistic Director and will play a set of his own in addition to his participation in The Jam Jawn. Robert Glasper will serve as Artist in Residence and will perform on all three days. Mavis Staples, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Makaya McCraven, Cory Wong and Yola are among other acts on the Newport Jazz 2021 lineup.

“At the moment, it’s too early to publish our safety protocols in full detail. The conditions of the pandemic are evolving daily and trending in a positive direction,” reads a statement from Newport Jazz organizers. “The safety of our fans, artists, staff, vendors and volunteers remains our top priority. We will communicate and publish detailed protocols as the event date gets closer so you know exactly what to expect.”

Tickets go on sale this Thursday, June 3 at 11 a.m. ET via Eventbrite.

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