Have you ever attended either the Newport Folk or Newport Jazz festivals?

THANKS TO A NEW AGREEMENT between the state and the Newport Festivals Foundation, the Newport Jazz Festival and the Newport Folk Festival are going to be produced at Fort Adams State Park for the next 25 years. In addition, the deal calls for the creation of a museum to the festivals to be built in the park. / COURTESY NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL
THANKS TO A NEW AGREEMENT between the state and the Newport Festivals Foundation, the Newport Jazz Festival and the Newport Folk Festival are going to be produced at Fort Adams State Park for the next 25 years. In addition, the deal calls for the creation of a museum to the festivals to be built in the park. / COURTESY NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL

The recent signing of a 25-year agreement to have Fort Adams State Park in Newport host the Newport Jazz and Newport Folk festivals in Newport cements a relationship that began in 1954. With the hosting agreement, as well as a 40-year agreement to build a museum to the seminal music event in the former Museum of Yachting at the park, Rhode Island is likely to continue to enjoy the benefits of the world-class artists and visitors that the events bring to the City by the Sea. But just how many Rhode Islanders attend the music festivals?

Have you ever attended either the Newport Folk or Newport Jazz festivals?

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