Newport Folk Festival

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Country and Region United StatesRhode Island
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Newport, Rhode Island USA
Festival Contact Information

New Port Festivals Foundation, Inc.
P. O. Box 3865
Newport, Rhode Island 02840 USA

Festival Description

Founded in 1959 by George Wein, George Wein's Newport Folk Festival is recognized worldwide, and its long history, and solid reputation among record companies, other music organizations, and artists insure its mention in a variety of different contexts throughout the year. Past performers have included Crosby, Stills & Nash, Wilco, Lucinda Williams, Doc Watson, Rufus Wainwright, Joan Osborne, Steve Earle, and many others.

Festival Dates July 25 - 27, 2014
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  • Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Decemberists To Play 50th Anniversary Newport Folk Festival, by Daniel Kreps (Rolling Stone, April 17, 2009)


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