Newport Folk Fest Preview

Written by Jasdeep Bagga

The Newport Folk Festival is returning this year to Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island, from July 26 to 28. Now in its 54th year, the folk-oriented music festival promises an eclectic three days of music from artists who embrace traditions to those who expand musical boundaries. The festival features 4 stages of music, food & crafts, and a number of displays.

Beck, The Avett Brothers, and Feist are this year’s headliners. The lineup also includes Jim James (of My Morning Jacket), The Mountain Goats, Father John Misty (ex-Fleet Foxes), Andrew Bird, Phosphorescent, Nigerian singer-songwriter Bombino, The Lumineers, Old Crow Medicine Show, iconic American folk singer Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Lord Huron, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and many more. Set times have not yet been announced, but you can check out the full lineup on the official festival website:

Weekend passes (both two- and three-day) are sold out, but single day tickets for Friday, July 26 are still available: