Dolly Parton made a surprise appearance at Newport Folk Festival (watch)
Newport Folk Festival is traditionally a hotbed of surprise guest appearances and one-off collaborations, and its 2019 edition is shaping up to be no different. Saturday night (7/27) at the festival was closed out by an act billed only as “♀♀♀♀: THE COLLABORATION,” which wound up being a big collaborative set featuring many of the weekend’s female performers, including Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow, Lucy Dacus, Jade Bird, country supergroup The Highwomen, Linda Perry, Judy Collins, Yola… and Dolly Parton, who made a surprise appearance to sing on “Jolene” and “9 to 5,” and duet with Brandi on “I Will Always Love You.” Check out pictures, video, and tweets from the performance (including a tweet from Dolly herself) below.
Newport Folk Festival wraps up on Sunday (7/28) in Newport, RI, and if you aren’t there, audio from some sets is livestreaming.
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) July 28, 2019
i just saw dolly parton and brandi carlile do i will always love you and judy collins and brandi carlile do both sides now
— Natalie Weiner (@natalieweiner) July 27, 2019
— anonymous rando (@bitmoreanon) July 27, 2019
Just watched @Lucydacus sing 9 to 5 w Dolly Parton…………
— beanslover (Jacob Blizard) (@JacobBlizard) July 27, 2019
I just sang on stage with Dolly Parton and now I’m going to die. Updates soon
— Jade Bird (@JadeBirdMusic) July 28, 2019