2017 Newport (Sold Out) Folk Festival is happening this weekend!
By Rebecca Whitelatch
The Newport Folk Festival will be held July 28-30, 2017 at Fort Adams in Newport RI.
If you have tickets for this weekends Newport Folk festival chances are this isn't your first festival. Tickets were sold out after just a few hours of going on sale without purchasers knowing the line-up. The capacity of the Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park is 10,000 fans per day. This years line-up does not disappoint with headliners John Prine, Fleet Foxes, Wilco, Regina Spektor, The Avett Brothers, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, and Offa Rex, the new collaboration between The Decemberists and Olivia Chaney.
Other confirmed acts include Dr. Dog, Drive-By Truckers, Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, Angel Olsen, Rhiannon Giddens, Hurray For the Riff Raff, Shovels & Rope, Margaret Glaspy, Whitney, and Chicano Batman.
Kevin Morby, Joe Russo, Sam Cohen, and Fruit Bats’ Eric D. Johnson will join forces as Alone & Together. Parks & Rec’s Nick Offerman will join fellow actor Megan Mullally of Will & Grace in a collaborative performance from her new band, Nancy and Beth. There will also be a tribute set to the late Chuck Berry.
For those still trying to get tickets Newport Folk has partnered with Lyte to provide a hassle-free, fan ticketing exchange for sold out tickets. Another great option is to spend the day aboard marinemotions very own yacht Chaton Mouille. Where you can buy a spot and listen to the Folk Festival while on the harbor. Enjoy swimming, water toys and dancing the day away. It's BYO food and drink.. Click Here for more details.
About Newport Folk Festival
The Newport Folk Festival is an American annual folk-oriented music festival in Newport, Rhode Island, which began in July 1959 as a counterpart to the previously established Newport Jazz Festival. The festival features performances by folk, blues, country, bluegrass and folk rock musicians, and since the 1990s has featured performers from related contemporary genres, such as alternative country, indie folk and folk punk.