Summer 2016's 30 Must-See Music Festivals

From Newport Jazz Festival to Electric Daisy Carnival and beyond

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Newport Jazz Fest

When: July 29th-31st

Where: Newport, Rhode Island

Why Go: This three-stage daytime festival located in a seaside state park has hosted some of the jazz world's most legendary performances since its establishment in 1954. Envy the free view enjoyed by local yachters as the cream of the international jazz scene's soloists, combos and big bands celebrate jazz's majestic past, present, and future. Savor the fact that liquor has only been served since 2007.

Must-See Acts: Chick Corea Trilogy, Norah Jones, Charles Lloyd New Quartet, Kamasi Washington, Steve Coleman and Five Elements, the Bad Plus, Gregory Porter, Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, Nels Cline, Mary Halvorson, Angélique Kidjo

Official Site: newportjazzfest.org

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