Festival Watch: Newport Folk Festival


Since 1959, the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island has been the go-to music festival for folk music fans. In the past few decades, the fest has widened its scope to include sub-genres like folk-punk, indie folk, and alternative country.

This year’s edition features My Morning Jacket, Iron & Wine, City and Colour, Alabama Shakes, Sharon Van Etten, First Aid Kit, Conor Oberst, Tallest Man on Earth, Tune-Yards, Jackson Browne, and a smattering of other artists from North America and abroad. Find them all on the Newport State of Mind playlist, below, or get out to the Ocean State and experience the folksy goodness yourself!

∞  July 25, 2012 — 9:00AM