Newport Folk Festival

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Country and Region United StatesRhode Island
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Newport, Rhode Island USA
Festival Contact Information

New Port Festivals Foundation, Inc.
P. O. Box 3865
Newport, Rhode Island 02840 USA

Festival Description

Founded in 1959 by George Wein, George Wein's Newport Folk Festival is recognized worldwide, and its long history, and solid reputation among record companies, other music organizations, and artists insure its mention in a variety of different contexts throughout the year. Past performers have included Crosby, Stills & Nash, Wilco, Lucinda Williams, Doc Watson, Rufus Wainwright, Joan Osborne, Steve Earle, and many others.

Festival Dates July 26 - 28, 2013
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Festival Events:

Lineup 2013:
  • Beck
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Feist
  • Old Crow Medicine Show
  • The Limineers
  • Jim James
  • Colin Meloy
  • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
  • Andrew Bird
  • The Mountain Goats
  • Father John Misty
  • Bonnie ‘Prince’ Beilly and Dawn McCarthy
  • Justin Townes Earle
  • The Felice Brothers
  • Jason Isabell
  • Amanda Palmer
  • Phosphoroescent
  • Beth Orton
  • Iris Dement
  • John McCauley
  • Shovels and Rope
  • Michael Kiwanuka
  • Lord Huron
  • JD McPherson
  • Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls
  • Michael Hurley
  • Black Prairie
  • Langhorne Slim & The Law
  • Tift Merritt
  • Spirit Family Reunion
  • The Lone Bellow
  • Blake Mills
  • Sarah Jarosz
  • Nicki Bluhm and The Gamblers
  • The Milk Carton Kids
  • Hurray For The Riff Raff
  • and many more…


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Articles and Reviews:
  • Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Decemberists To Play 50th Anniversary Newport Folk Festival, by Daniel Kreps (Rolling Stone, April 17, 2009)


Practical Info:

  • Fort Adams State Park
    Newport, Rhode Island
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