Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Newport Jazz Festival Travel Packages
WBGO Travel designs first-class packages for visits to Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI, August 2 - 5, 2013. WBGO Jazz 88.3 loves its home base in Newark, NJ, but when it comes to enjoying jazz at some of the world's most beautiful destinations, the station's travel team has its bags packed and is ready to roll.
Weekend Travel Packages Go for a day, go for the weekend, but join WBGO at America's first annual jazz festival, which has been leading the way since 1954. For the weekend trip, guests will arrive at the Newport Hotel & Marina for a Friday night welcome reception and then head off for an evening with Natalie Cole and the Bill Charlap Trio with Freddy Cole at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Saturday and/or Sunday morning, hop aboard the ferry for Fort Adams State Park with the beautiful Narragansett Bay as a backdrop. Saturday performances include Wayne Shorter, Esperanza Spalding, Gregory Porter, Marcus Miller and Robert Glasper; Sunday concerts include Chick Corea, Eddie Palmieri, Roy Haynes, Joshua Redman and Hiromi. Also included are food & drink vouchers for the Louis Jadot Cafe and a bon voyage breakfast on Monday. The deluxe package costs $2,250 for double occupancy. For reservations and more information, call (973) 624-8880, extension 269, write email@example.com or visit Newport Weekend Trip.
Day-Trip Travel Packages from NYC and Boston If music lovers want to enjoy the festival but not stay the weekend, WBGO is offering day trips to the Newport Jazz Festival from New York City and Boston. One day excursions include round-trip bus transportation from New York or Boston to the festival gate, admission to the festival and meal vouchers. Busses will be equipped with Wi-Fi, restroom, reclining bucket seats and a Newport Jazz Festival themed movie as on-board entertainment. In partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center and Jazz Times, New York travelers will board the bus on Saturday and/or Sunday at 5:00 am at Jazz at Lincoln Center (10 Columbus Circle NY, NY) located at The Time Warner Building at the front circle. In partnership with JazzBoston (a nonprofit advocacy organization that connects, supports, and promotes the entire Greater Boston jazz scene), WBGO's Boston trip departs on Saturday and/or Sunday at 8:00 am from the historic Wally's Jazz Cafe, located at 427 Massachusetts Avenue. Return Busses will depart from Newport Jazz Festival Front Gate at approximately 7:00 pm.
Price per person for New York/Newport trip:WBGO Member and Jazz Boston partner (with code), $215; Non-Member price per person, $235. Price per person for Boston/Newport trip: WBGO Member and JazzBoston partner (with code), $175; Non-member price per person, $195. For reservations and more information, log on to Newport Day Trip. Tickets must be purchased in advance.