Kamasi Washington, Herbie Hancock, Thundercat Lead Newport Jazz Festival Lineup

DJ Pee .Wee (Anderson .Paak), Diana Krall, DOMi & JD Beck, Jon Batiste, Big Freedia, Arooj Aftab and more will also perform

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Mar 22, 2023

Rhode Island's Newport Jazz Festival has detailed its 2023 edition, scheduled to take place August 4 to 6 in Fort Adams State Park.

To celebrate fest's 69th anniversary, organizers have concocted a lineup that brings together legendary talents and some of the most exciting artists and cultural leaders du jour. This year's lineup includes performances from Kamasi Washington, Herbie Hancock, Thundercat, DJ Pee .Wee (Anderson .Paak), Diana Krall, DOMi & JD Beck, Jon Batiste, Big Freedia, Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, Shahzad Ismaily, Soulive, Cautious Clay, Alfa Mist and more.

Specially priced three-day tickets are now available 24 hours ahead of regular-priced three-, two- and single-day passes going on sale tomorrow (March 23) at 1 p.m. ET.

More artists are to be announced closer to the festival, but you can check out the lineup as of now below.

Friday, August 4

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 

Saturday, August 5

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 

Sunday, August 6

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

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