Newport Festivals Foundation agrees to stay in Newport for 25 years, create museum

THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL Management reached a deal to keep the Newport Jazz Festival and Newport Folk Festival in Newport for another 25 years. It also announced a deal to create a museum themed on the festivals that will be housed at Fort Adams State Park, where the two festivals are held each year. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management and the Newport Festivals Foundation Inc. reached a license agreement to keep the Newport Jazz Festival and Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park for 25 years, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and NFF founder George Wein announced Saturday. DEM also entered a 40-year agreement to lease…

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