Newport County and East Bay Nightlife

Advertisement

Newport Folk Festival

Newport Folk Festival Review

Bob Dylan made his premiere national performance at the 1963 Newport Folk Festival. Two years later, some fans booed when he went electric, marking a shift in his own musical trajectory and the start of a larger cultural shift from folk to rock. Held the last weekend in July, the folk fest continues stretching boundaries and keeping things fresh with multiple stages and acts spanning folk, blues, country, bluegrass, folk rock, alt-country, indie folk, and folk punk. Lineups mix veteran performers like Jackson Browne, Patty Griffin, and Arlo Guthrie with younger stars like Conor Oberst, Brandi Carlile, and Deer Tick. The festival is held rain or shine, and seating is general admission on a large uncovered lawn.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Ave., Newport, RI 02840
  • Phone: 401/848–5055
  • Cost: $84 per day
  • Website:
  • Location: Newport
Updated: 12-23-2013

Fodorite Reviews

Be the first to review this property

Advertisement

View more trip reports

  • Boston to PEI: Where would YOU stop over?

    My nieces and I are going to be spending a week in Prince Edward Island, and spending the previous week going from Boston area (we'll spend three days or so there, probably Saturday to Monday) and are due Read more

View more travel discussions

· News & Features

View more blog stories