Newport Folk Festival

Courtney Barnett and Phoebe Bridgers Join Forces on Gillian Welch’s ‘Everything Is Free’

Since the Newport Folk Festival, like almost every other festival, had to postpone this year's event. But it still held a virtual livestream that featured…
Emily Tan / August 3, 2020

Watch Kermit the Frog Perform With Jim James and Janet Weiss at Newport Folk Fest

Kermit the Frog made a surprise appearance at the Newport Folk Festival this past weekend, performing alongside a band that included ex-Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss. During…
Will Gottsegen / July 29, 2019

Watch My Morning Jacket’s Jim James Join Angel Olsen at Newport Folk Festival

Angel Olsen performed at the Newport Folk Festival yesterday, and she brought along a special guest. My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James joined her during her…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / July 30, 2017

Ryan Adams Played Bluegrass Covers of Slayer and Black Sabbath at Newport Folk Festival

Ryan Adams is apt to cover just about anything. Performing at the Newport Folk Festival yesterday with the Infamous Stringdusters and Nicki Bluhm, he opted for…
Anna Gaca / July 24, 2016

Bob Dylan’s Electric Guitar Returns to Newport Folk Festival After 50 Years

Update: Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell had the honor of playing Bob Dylan's historic guitar, as revealed in an Instagram. "Nobody had played it since [the 1965 concert], until today,"
James Grebey / July 25, 2015

Newport Folk Festival 2015 Lineup: Courtney Barnett, Sturgill Simpson, Laura Marling, and More

Update: The festival has only announced half its lineup. No headliners have been announced yet. Stay tuned for more. Newport Folk Festival has…
Brennan Carley / April 2, 2015

Will Live-Streams Impact the Summer Music-Festival Market?

When Paul McCartney shuffled on to the stage at this year's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, 80,000 fans gawked from the trampled fields of Manchester,…
Adam K. Raymond / June 26, 2013

Newport Folk Festival 2012 Breakdown: MMJ, Weed Jokes, Giant Chickens

This weekend, the Newport Folk Festival returned to Rhode Island's Fort Adams State Park for its 53rd year. As if to mourn the looming absence…
Devon Maloney / July 30, 2012

FestWatch: Lineups for Newport Folk, Forecastle, Sled Island Festival Arrive

The Newport Folk, Forecastle, and Sled Island fests have announced (or added to) their lineups this week. Quick and dirty, allow us to lay out…
Devon Maloney / March 1, 2012