Newport Jazz Fest
When: August 1st-3rd
Where: Newport, Rhode Island
Why Go: Newport Jazz Festival consistently keeps it real for its core fanbase. For its 60th anniversary, the 2014 edition mixes of respected acts with rising stars in the jazz world, bringing Bobby McFerrin, Vijay Iyer, Dr. John and Ravi Coltrane to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.
15 Must-See Acts: Iyer, Dr. John, Coltrane, McFerrin, David Sanborn, Wynton Marsalis, Trombone Short and Orleans Avenue, David Sanborn & Joey DeFrancesco, Robert Glasper, John Zorn's Masada Marathon, Miguel Zenón, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Darcy James Argue, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Dave Holland