Wednesday, July 03, 2013
NEWPORT FESTIVALS FOUNDATION, INC.™ OPENS LOCAL TICKET OFFICE ON AQUIDNECK AVENUE IN MIDDLETOWN
Jazz Fans Offered An Extra Bang for Their Buck Through July 4th Holiday
NEWPORT, RI, July 2, 2012 – The Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.™ has opened its local Ticket and Information Office at 770 Aquidneck Avenue, in Middletown, RI. Office hours are Tuesday through Friday, Noon – 6:00 pm, and Saturday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. The office, which will be closed on July 4, accepts cash, checks and all major credit cards.
To celebrate the birth of our nation, special discount tickets to the Newport Jazz Festival® events at Fort Adams State Park are available in person at the Festival office and at the Visitors Center at 23 America's Cup Avenue in Newport. Jazz lovers can purchase single–day General Admission tickets for $60 (regularly $74) and two–day General Admission passes for $110 (regularly $135) through the holiday weekend. The offer expires Monday, July 8.
Tickets are available at the local office for all Newport Jazz Festival® events, including the Friday opening night concert. Tickets for kids ages 3–15 are $15 and student tickets are $20 with valid ID. To purchase on line, visit www.newportjazzfest.org. To charge by phone, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745–8000. Service charges apply to all tickets purchased on line and by phone.
Tickets to the Friday night Newport Folk Festival® on July 26, featuring Feist, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Mountain Goats, John McCauley and more, are also available at the Festival office. No discounts apply; tickets for Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28, are sold out. For more information, go to www.newportfolkfest.org.
After the holiday, General Admission single–day tickets and two–day passes for the Newport Jazz Festival events at Fort Adams will continue to be available at the Newport Visitors Center. Log on to www.gonewport.com for office hours.
The Newport Jazz Festival is set for August 2 – 4 featuring Natalie Cole, Wayne Shorter with special guest Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Esperanza Spalding, Eddie Palmieri, Marcus Miller and more. For the complete line–up and more information, log on to www.newportjazzfest.org or call the Newport Festivals Foundation hotline at (401) 848-5055.
The Newport Festivals Foundation was founded by George Wein in 2010 to build and continue the legacies of the famed Newport Jazz Festival® and Newport Folk Festival®. Under the auspices of the Foundation, the festivals present performers who respect and honor jazz and folk music traditions, and at the same time reflect the changes in today's musical trends. Through the establishment of partnerships with local high schools, colleges/universities and other organizations, the Foundation will present programs to educate young people about jazz and folk music as presented at the annual festivals. For more information, please visit www.newportfestivalsfoundation.org.
The 2013 Newport Jazz Festival® and Newport Folk Festival® are productions of Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.™, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation, under license from Festival Productions, Inc. and George Wein; all rights reserved.