Natalie Cole to open Newport Jazz Festival

Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole, Gregory Porter, Freddy Cole and Dee Alexander are among the vocalists to perform at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival, organizers announced Tuesday.

The festival opens Aug. 2 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame with a concert featuring Natalie Cole. The event continues Aug. 3-4 at Fort Adams State Park. Tickets are on sale now.

Organizers said Esperanza Spalding, Claudia Acuna and Andrea Tierra will also be appearing.

A complete list of performers and a schedule of concerts is available on the Newport Jazz Festival website.