Get on the Bus with WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM
to Spend A Day at the Newport Jazz Festival® August 1, 2 or 3
WBGO buses will depart from New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), 1 Center Street, Newark; Jazz at Lincoln Center, 10 Columbus Circle, Manhattan; BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn; and Berklee College of Music, 1147 Boylston Street. The excursion includes round trip bus travel from each departure location directly to the festival gate, general admission ticket to the festival for a full day, plus access to the WBGO Shade Tent where complimentary refreshments will be served. Buses will have Wi-Fi, restroom and reclining bucket seats. These benefits are available only for those who book the WBGO package.
On Friday, August 1, WBGO buses will depart from Jazz at Lincoln Center promptly at 6:30 am and from Berklee College of Music at 9:00 am.
Buses will leave promptly at 5:30 am on Saturday, August 2, and Sunday, August 3, from Newark, Manhattan and Brooklyn and at 8:00 am from Boston.
Wein added, “Sixty years ago, in 1954, Newport was a tough place to get to. From the north, you needed a road map to find the old stone bridge, which no longer exists, or you had to pay a toll on the bridge from Bristol. From the south it was a pleasant ferry ride from Jamestown. There were no highways and trains, and planes did not service the city. I thought it would be a great place to do a jazz festival … I knew people would find it …"
WBGO Travel & Events, which designs first-class packages for visits to domestic and international locations for world-famous jazz festivals and deluxe tours offering exclusive opportunities for tour guests, makes finding and traveling to Newport easier than ever.
The Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management takes place August 1-3 at historic Fort Adams State Park and International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino in Newport, RI. Performers include Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin spirityouall, Trombone Shorty, David Sanborn & Joey DeFrancesco, Dr. John, Dave Holland, John Zorn, Robert Glasper, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Lee Konitz, Gary Burton, Gregory Porter and many more.
In addition to the Festival’s presenting sponsor, Natixis Global Asset Management, and Travel Partner, WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM, support for the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival comes from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Alex and Ani (Made in America with LOVE), Rhode Island Foundation, Louis Jadot (America Loves Jadot), North Coast Brewing Co. (The Best Beers in This World … Or Any Other), NPR Music. The Preferred Hotels of the Festival are Hotel Viking, Marriott Newport, OceanCliff and The Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina. Media supporters are DownBeat, JazzTimes and iRock Jazz.
For tickets and more information on the Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management, visit www.newportjazzfest.org.