Brian Wilson is playing Hammerstein Ballroom, Brian Wilson is playing a free show in Coney Island (no, not Siren), and Brian Wilson is playing the Newport Folk Festival on Friday August 1st in Newport, Rhode Island. So is Cat Power, My Morning Jacket's Jim James and JIMMY BUFFETT. Full lineup below....
"The Newport Folk Festival is a multi-day, multi-stage music festival held at the historic International Tennis Hall of Fame and Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island. The Newport Folk Festival brings together some of the most prolific performers of our times with roots to folk music.
This year's event will kick off on Friday, August 1st, with an evening concert at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino; followed by two full days of ground-breaking performances across three stages at the historic Fort Adams State Park on August 2nd and 3rd."
Full 2008 Newport Folk Festival Lineup follows:
The Black Crowes
The Avett Brothers
Jim James (of My Morning Jacket)
Steve Earle and Allison Moorer
Stephen & Damian Marley
She & Him featuring Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward
Young @ Heart Chorus
Over The Rhine
The Felice Brothers