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Newport Jazz Festival
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Herbie Hancock, Thundercat, Kamasi Washington & More Set For Newport Jazz Festival

The 2023 Newport Jazz Festival lineup has been announced, with performers including Herbie Hancock, Thundercat, and more.

The 2023 Newport Jazz Festival has an iconic lineup. On Wednesday (March 22), the annual music fest announced that the 2023 iteration – also its 69th anniversary – would be held from Friday, August 4 to Sunday, August 6. Set to perform during the three-day event at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island from August 4-6 are Herbie Hancock, Thundercat, Kamasi Washington, Jon Batiste, Big Freedia, and more.

Also scheduled to appear throughout the weekend are recent first-time Grammy-winnerSamara Joy, Keyon Harrold, Domi and JD Beck, Diana Krall, Cautious Clay, and others. General onsale of 3-day tickets are available now, while 2-day and single-day tickets will go live at a later date.

Check out the full weekend lineup below.


Joe Russo's Almost Dead with Kamasi Washington

Kamasi Washington

DJ Pee .Wee (Anderson .Paak)


Domi & JD Beck

Immanuel Wilkins Quartet

Big Freedia

Alfa Mist

Butcher Brown

Endea Owens & The Cookout

Lakecia Benjamin and Phoenix

Julius Rodriguez


Jon Batiste


Big Gigantic Does Jazz

Christian McBride's Jam Jawn

Charles Lloyd New Quartet

Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, Shahzad Ismaily

Julian Lage

Superblue: Kurt Elling & Charlie Hunter with Nate Smith & Huntertones Horns

Orrin Evans Quintet

The War and Treaty

Keyon Harrold

James Brandon Lewis


Herbie Hancock

Diana Krall

Samara Joy

Redman, Mehldau, McBride, Blade: A Moodswing Reunion

Scary Goldings featuring John Scofield


Cautious Clay


Pedrito Martinez

Bill Charlap Trio

Charles McPherson Quintet