Environmental Awareness Sponsor

Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals

Widely considered two of the most treasured cultural institutions in American history, for over 60 years, the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals have shown that music can positively impact the communities and lives it touches. As the Environmental Awareness Sponsor, 11th Hour Racing will support the festivals’ ongoing sustainability initiatives, including: 

  • Composting food waste with a green team to facilitate waste management best practices.
  • Hosting water refilling stations to reduce single-use plastic.
  • Providing bike valet to encourage festival attendees to choose fossil-fuel-free transportation.

Additionally, the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals will work with a sustainability consultant to audit the events and analyze opportunities for further green initiatives in future years.

Located at historic Fort Adams in Newport, R.I., with Narragansett Bay as the backdrop, the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals have a strong connection to the ocean and attract up to 10,000 people each day on land along with a large, informal gathering of boats on the water.


Newport Festivals Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and its mission is to foster the legacy and expand the impact of its Folk and Jazz Festivals through educational initiatives that celebrate innovation while preserving the deep traditions inherent in Jazz and Folk music. The Foundation’s goal is to offer opportunity, inspire through exposure and facilitate the collection of resources needed for musicians to celebrate and innovate. The focus on creating unique experiences to spark engagement is accomplished through a variety of initiatives taking place all over America, including instrument donations, performances at schools and support for music education programs with partnering organizations. For more information on the education initiatives of Newport Festivals Foundation, please visit

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