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WBGO Newport Jazz Festival Trips

Live music returns and WBGO take you there!

WBGO Bus to the Newport Jazz Festival
Saturday, July 31, 2021
Departing Newark, NJ 5:30am, Manhattan 6:00am
Bus Package on sale now!

The Bus Stops Here, and takes you straight to the gate of the world famous Newport Jazz Festival!

WBGO Travel welcomes you to join us for a day trip to one of the best festivals in the world: The Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island! The bus departs from Newark, with a stop to pick up in Manhattan, and will bring you right to the doorstep of the hippest, jazziest music-filled event of the year!

This excursion includes round trip bus travel from one of our departure locations directly to the festival gate on Saturday, July 31, 2021 and general admission ticket to the festival for the full day.


Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Mavis Staples
Robert Glasper Acoustic Trio + DJ Jahi Sundance
Chris Potter Circuits Trio
Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science
Immanuel Wilkins
More to be announced


Pickup locations include:

  • Newark, NJ (Saturday only): NJPAC, 1 Center St. - Departure time is 5:30 AM
  • Manhattan, NY (Friday, Saturday or Sunday): Jazz at Lincoln Center, Time Warner Center, Columbus Circle - Departure time is 6:00 AM

Fort Adams State Park, the site of the iconic Newport Jazz Festival, is picturesque, pristine and, well, kind of a pain to reach. What's the best way to enjoy a full day of the music without feeling drained? WBGO provides the solution with the only "straight-to-the-gate" transportation option to the festival. 

Arrive at the festival as the doors open, rested and ready to take on a day of fun, fresh air and jazz! And aren't we all excited for the return of live music!

COVID protocols for bus travel with WBGO and for admittance to the Newport Jazz Festival - you MUST bring proof of either negative test result within the past 24 hours or proof of full vaccine (one dose for J&J, two doses for Pfizer or Moderna, last dose must be completed before July 15, 2021. All travelers will be required to wear a mask on the bus.