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Newport County and East Bay Nightlife

Newport Folk Festival

  • Harrison Ave.
  • Newport
  • Music Festivals

Updated 12/23/2013

Fodor's 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.

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Entertainment Information

Address:

Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Ave., Newport, Rhode Island, 02840, United States

Phone:

401-848–5055

Entertainment Details:

  • $84 per day

Updated 12/23/2013

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