Newport Jazz Festival Unveils 2022 Lineup


This summer, legendary Newport Jazz Festival returns to historic Fort Adams State Park, July 29 – 31. Today, Thursday, March 24, Newport Jazz announces its 2022 line-up along with a tribute to late Newport Jazz and Newport Folk Festival Founder George Wein featuring very special guests to be announced.

This year’s festival features Norah Jones, Esperanza Spalding,The Fearless Flyers, Angelique Kidjo’s Remain In Light, Terence Blanchard, PJ Morton, The Ron Carter Quartet, BADBADNOTGOOD, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Lettuce, Cory Wong, Sons of Kemet, Nubya Garcia, Jazzmeia Horn, Nate Smith + KINFOLK, Jason Moran & The Bandwagon, Benevento/Russo Duo Acoustic, Nicholas Payton Trio, Maria Schneider Orchestra, Makaya McCraven, Yussef Dayes, Antonio Sanchez & Bad Hombre, Mononeon, Shabaka Hutchings, Vijay Iyer Trio, The Baylor Project, The Soul Rebels, Sampa The Great, Celisse, Emmet Cohen Trio, The Nth Power, Theon Cross, Thana Alexa: Ona, Lady Blackbird, Tuba Skinny, Samara Joy, Melanie Charles, Giveton Gelin, Holly Bowling, Laufey, and more artists to be announced.

Special ensembles include Newport Jazz artist director Chistian McBride’s annual Jawn Jam featuring McBride, Makaya McCraven, Chris Potter, Vijay Iyer, Brandee Younger & Mike Stern; the Jack DeJohnette Quartet with Don Byron, Matt Garrison, and Luisito Quintero; Pino Palladino, Blake Mills, Sam Gendel & Abe Rounds; Joe Lovano’s “Trio Tapestry” featuring Marilyn Crispell and Carmen Castaldi and The Mingus Big Band celebrating 100 years of Charles Mingus. The festival will also feature a tribute to the late Newport Jazz and Newport Folk Festivals Founder George Wein featuring very special guests to be announced.

3-Day General Admission Tickets and 3-Day Student Tickets on sale today, Thursday, March 24 at 11AM EDT via DICE. No ticket is required for children under 10. Two children are allowed free admission per ticketed adult. All children 10 and over require a Student General Admission Ticket. All tickets available via DICE, and can be purchased at Single-Day Tickets and 2-Day Tickets go on sale at a later date.


Adult Tickets
3-Day General Admission Pass: $225.57 (includes fees)

Student Tickets
3-Day General Admission Pass (ages 10-25): $142.14 (includes fees)

2022 COVID-19 safety protocols to be published later this spring. We continue to work with state officials to ensure the safety of our artists, fans, staff, and vendors remains a high priority.

The Newport Festival Foundation (NFF) is a non-profit organization. Thanks to the support of Newport Folk and Jazz fans and donors, NFF continues to support music programs in our own backyard of Newport, Rhode Island and all across America. Since 2018, the Artist Gives initiative has provided over 100 grants to music education programs in over 30 states, including instruments for public schools, funding for music instruction workshops for Veterans, Girls Rock Summer camps, after school music lessons for children with learning disabilities, and more.

In addition to its year-round work, and in response to the pandemic, the foundation established the Newport Festivals Musician Relief Fund (MRF) to provide financial relief to musicians in our Folk & Jazz communities experiencing a loss of income as a result of COVID-19. Resources from NFF and donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations have allowed the MRF to help over 500 musicians since April 1, 2020. To learn more about NFF’s programs and work, visit

About Newport Festivals Foundation:
Newport Festivals Foundation is a 501(c)(3) profit organization and its mission is to foster the legacy and expand the impact of its Folk and Jazz Festivals through educational initiatives that celebrate innovation while preserving the deep traditions inherent in Jazz and Folk music. The Foundation’s goal is to offer opportunity, inspire through exposure and facilitate the collection of resources needed for musicians to celebrate and innovate. The focus on creating unique experiences to spark engagement is accomplished through a variety of initiatives taking place all over America, including instrument donations, performances at schools and support for music education programs with partnering organizations.

For more information on the education initiatives of Newport Festivals Foundation, please visit