2021 Newport Jazz Festival venues and stages
After a pandemic gap year, the Newport Jazz Festival came back in full force this weekend, with reduced capacity but an overflow of excitement and goodwill.
The return of in-person festivals this summer is not a carefree concern, as Hilary Hughes reported for NPR Music at the Newport Folk Festival a week earlier. But the general feeling at Fort Adams State Park was relief and liberation. Jonathan Chimene of WBGO was on hand to chronicle the action; here are some highlights.