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Newport Folk Festival 2009 (more by Jim Brueckner)
Newport Folk Festival

Newport Folk Festival will be happening again at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 31st and August 1st. The fest will also host a Friday night show on July 30th at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at Newport Casino.

The lineup so far includes Levon Helm's Ramble on the Road, John Prine, Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers, Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket, The Swell Season, Andrew Bird, The Avett Brothers, Brandi Carlile, Doc Watson & David Holt, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Calexico, Blitzen Trapper, Richie Havens, Sam Bush, The Low Anthem, Tim O'Brien, The Felice Brothers, Justin Townes Earle, Tao Seeger Band, A.A. Bondy, The Punch Brothers with Chris Thile, Dawes, Nneka, Horse Feathers, Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three, Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore, Sarah Jarosz, Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons, O'Death and Liz Longley.

Tickets are on sale.

Here are pictures from DAY ONE and DAY TWO of last year's fest. Videos from last year and the list of the artists playing this year, by day, is below...

Joan Baez @ Newport Folk Festival 2009

Iron & Wine "Such Great Heights" LIVE! @ 2009 Newport Folk Festival

Finale of 2009 Newport Folk Festival

Newport Folk Fest 2010 lineup

FRIDAY, JULY 30 ~ 8:00 pm
International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Avenue

Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers
Tim O'Brien
Sarah Jarosz

SATURDAY, JULY 31 ~ 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Avenue
John Prine
Andrew Bird
Brandi Carlile
The Low Anthem
Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket
Doc Watson & David Holt
Calexico
Dawes
Nneka
O'Death
Liz Longley
Blitzen Trapper
A.A. Bondy
Sam Bush
Horsefeathers
and more

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1 ~ 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Avenue
Levon Helm's Ramble on the Road
The Swell Season
The Avett Brothers
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
Richie Havens
Justin Townes Earle
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Punch Brothers with Chris Thile
The Felice Brothers
Tao Seeger Band
Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons
Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore
Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three
and more

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Comments (12)

A beautiful venue for a Festival. Great lineup this year, too.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2010 9:59 AM

Hopefully the skies don't open up like they did in '08. What a mess!

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2010 10:02 AM

how ace would it be seeing Richie Havens live!!

Posted by House On Fire | April 2, 2010 10:07 AM

great lineup! so much chiller than the other fests. can't wait.

Posted by pm | April 2, 2010 10:13 AM

Slayer be there this year?

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2010 10:16 AM

I wish I could've been there. I listened on NPR and her set was absolutely amazing! She sounded so wonderful!

Posted by ricette italiene | April 2, 2010 10:23 AM

ahh, RI is the best. if you have the opportunity, go to this. such a good time.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2010 11:12 AM

Will be there for day two this year. Last year's was perfection.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2010 11:52 AM

I've gone twice, and both times were fantastic. They really know how to put on a festival right.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2010 1:55 PM

most underrated and understated festival in the country. hands down

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2010 2:36 PM

Yim Yames?! Oh now i definitely have to go to this!

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2010 3:48 PM

totally different feel than anywhere else. the fact that they can bring these kinds of musicians to that is not to be missed.

it is a real treat to get to see, say, Jim James joining in on other sets throughout the weekend just because he's there and feeling the right kind of vibe.

Posted by Anonymous | April 3, 2010 12:21 PM

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