If you're traveling to the Festival for the entire weekend or just for the day, let our 2014 Travel Partner, WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM, do your travel planning so all you have to think about is the music, plus you'll get a chance to meet other jazz fans like you!
Day Trips from New York City, Brooklyn, and New Jersey
Hop aboard the bus from either New York City (Jazz at Lincoln Center, 10 Columbus Circle), Brooklyn (BRIC House, 647 Fulton St. at Rockwell Place), New Jersey (NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark) or Boston (location TBD) for a direct ride to the front gate of the 60th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island on Friday, August 1, Saturday, August 2 or Sunday, August 3. This excursion includes: round trip bus travel from departure location directly to the festival gate, general admission ticket to the festival for the full day plus access to the WBGO Shade Tent on the festival grounds. Bus will have wifi, restroom and reclining bucket seats.
Buses have varying departure times, please check WBGO.org for specific times from your departure location. At the end of each day, buses leave from the front gate of the Newport Jazz Festival. Return times leaving festival are as follows: Friday 6PM, Saturday & Sunday 7PM.
Day Trips from Boston will also be available. Please check back for more information.
Weekend guests will arrive at the Newport Hotel & Marina to a Friday night welcome reception, then hop aboard the trolley to take you to/from the concert at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Saturday and Sunday mornings, take a short walk to the ferry dock where you will be jetted to a full day of a variety of musical enjoyment at the legendary outdoor Festival, plus exclusive access to the WBGO Shade Tent inside historic Fort Adams State Park. Before departing back to reality on Monday, join us for a bon voyage breakfast and take in the view from the marina. There is also a four night trip, where guests will arrive Thursday, enjoy the Friday festival performances at Fort Adams, and all of the other benefits of the three night package.
There are a limited number of spaces for all trips, so book today! Visit WBGO Travel for more information.
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Photo: Miguel Zenon, 2012 Newport Jazz Festival, Photo by Ayano Hisa