Friday, August 17, 2012

Dates Announced For Newport Folk & Jazz Festivals

George Wein
Newport Festivals Foundation Chairman, George Wein, announced the dates for the 2013 Newport Folk and Jazz festivals.  The Newport Folk Festival is set for July 27 - 28 while the Newport Jazz Festival is scheduled for August 2 - 4.

“Following this year’s Folk Festival that sold out three months in advance and one of the best Jazz Festivals ever, we want to make sure that music fans have the 2013 dates now. More than 40,000 people attended the two festivals, many from throughout the area and from around the world. Music lovers are already looking toward next year’s concerts and it is helpful to give them the opportunity to schedule travel and lodging plans as early as possible,” said Wein, who has produced the Jazz and Folk festivals since their inceptions in 1954 and 1959, respectively.