Newport County and East Bay Performing Arts

Newport Folk Festival

  • Harrison Ave.
  • Newport
  • Festivals
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/11/2016

Fodor's Review

Held the last weekend in July, the festival books 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 Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats. The festival is held rain or shine, and seating is general admission on a large uncovered lawn. Purchase tickets early: the last few festivals have sold out months in advance.

Performing Art Information


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



Performing Art Details:

  • $69–$90 per day

Published 07/11/2016


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