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Newport Folk Fest 2017 dates & tickets

The fest goes on sale Wednesday, November 30.

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stream Julien Baker’s whole Newport set, don’t miss her at NOON at Outside Lands

NPR has shared a live recording of Memphis singer/songwriter Julien Baker's performance from the Newport Folk Festival on July 22-24. She wowed the crowd with primarily just her voice and guitar, but was joined on stage by her Forrister bandmate Matthew Gilliam on percussion for two tracks...

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Jonny Fritz raised money for a new hip; Middle Brother playing Newport Folk Fest

Jonny Fritz (fka Jonny Corndawg) recently launched a GoFundMe campaign to help pay for his hip surgery, and he passed his goal of $10,000 in two days!

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Flight of the Conchords playing first show in three years at 2016 Newport Folk Festival

Flight of the Conchords members Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie announced last year that they were in the process of writing a movie following the beloved HBO series, and said they were considering a North American tour...

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Villagers touring, playing NYC before Newport Folk Fest +++ acoustic album out now (dates & stream)

Irish indie folkies Villagers, the project led by Conor O'Brien, returned last month with Where Have You Been All My Life? via Domino. It's a mostly-acoustic album with stripped-down versions of songs from all three of the other Villagers albums, but this is more worth hearing than that description might lead you to beli...

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Jason Isbell played Prospect Park with Dawn Landes (pics) and Newport Folk Fest (listen)

It was a pretty good weekend for Jason Isbell. His new album, Something More Than Free, debuted at #5 on Billboard's album chart (#1 on Rock and Folk) and he played one of his biggest NYC shows ever on Friday night (7/24) in Prospect Park with opener Dawn Landes...

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Roger Waters played Newport Folk Fest backed by My Morning Jacket, Lucius & more (pics/video/review)

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The 2015 Newport Folk Festival was definitely one for the history books. For example, this year's festival marked the 50th anniversary of when some man named Bob Dylan (in)famously decided to go electric...

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My Morning Jacket, Tallest Man on Earth & more played Newport Folk Fest day 1 (pics/review)

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The 2015 Newport Folk Festival once again took over Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI from Friday July 24 through Sunday July 26 and delivered tens of thousands of concert-goers an ecclectic line-up of acts presented upon four stages scattered across the sprawling 216 year old former US Army complex...

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My Morning Jacket were Roger Waters’ band @ Newport (setlist)

As rumored, Roger Waters used My Morning Jacket as his backing band at a Newport Folk Fest on Friday night (7/24). We'll talk more about that in more detail later, but as you can see in the setlist above and below, My Roger Jacket played Pink Floyd songs, Waters solo songs, and some covers too...

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My Morning Jacket backing Roger Waters at Newport Folk Fest???? Stream the fest online

UPDATE: IT HAPPENED

Rumors are starting to spread that Pink Floyd's Roger Waters is going to be backed at Newport Folk Fest tonight!

My Morning Jacket and its members are Newport Folk Fest regulars, but they weren't on the schedule this year, despite being in the area to play Lewiston two days ago, and Xponential Music Festival in Camden on Saturday...

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