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Newport Folk Festival
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Newport Folk Festival 2018 dates & ticket info

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 29.

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Newport Folk Festival
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Newport Folk Festival Sunday pics (John Prine, Roger Waters, Pinegrove, more)

Newport Folk Festival wrapped up on Sunday with lots of guests, covers, and collaborations. John Prine, Suzanne Vega, Dr. Dog, John Paul White, Rhiannon Giddens, Whitney, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Michael Kiwanuka, Margaret Glaspy, Pinegrove, and others played the final day of this year's festival....

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John Prine and friends at Newport Folk Festival
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John Prine closed out Newport Folk Fest with Roger Waters & more (watch)

John Prine closed out the 2017 edition of Newport Folk Festival with a guest filled set, including appearances from Roger Waters, Justin Vernon, Jim James, Lucius, Margo Price, and Nathaniel Rateliff.

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Newport Folk Festival 2017 - Saturday
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Newport Folk Festival Saturday pics (Wilco, Jim James, Angel Olsen, more)

Newport Folk Festival continued Saturday with sets from Wilco, Jim James, Angel Olsen, Offa Rex, Grandma's Hands Band, Nikki Lane, Marlon Williams, Mandolin Orange, J.P. Harris & Chance McCoy, Billy Brag & Joe Henry, Drive-By Truckers, The Avett Brothers, and more.

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Newport Folk Festival 2017 - Saturday
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Justin Vernon covered Bill Withers with Grandma’s Hands Band at Newport Folk Festival (watch)

Newport Folk Festival often hosts special one-off collaborations between artists, and this year was no different; members of Hiss Golden Messenger joined Justin Vernon, Natalie Prass, Phil Cook, Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers, and Alynda Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff to cover Bill Withers as Grandma's Hands Band.

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Newport Folk Festival 2017 - Friday
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Newport Folk Festival Friday pics (Regina Spektor, Ben Gibbard, Big Thief, more)

Newport Folk Festival kicked off Saturday at Fort Adams Park with sets from Fleet Foxes, Regina Spektor, Ben Gibbard, Shovels & Rope, The Head and The Heart, Nancy and Beth, Alone & Together, Brent Cobb, Big Thief, and more.

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Fleet Foxes at Newport Folk Festival
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Fleet Foxes played Newport Folk Festival (pics, video), win tickets to NYC show

Fleet Foxes headlined Friday at Newport Folk Festival; enter to win tickets to one of their upcoming BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival shows at Prospect Park with (Sandy) Alex G.

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Newport Folk Fest 2017 set times

Luckily there are no full-set conflicts, but a few partial conflicts including Regina Spektor overlapping with Fleet Foxes.

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Relix Live Music Conference at Brooklyn Bowl
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things I learned at the Relix Live Music Conference (and lots of pics)

Which artist does legendary promoter Ron Delsener (pictured) never book but wishes he did? That and more, in our recap of the first annual Relix Live Music Conference.

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Offa Rex
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The Decemberists & Olivia Chaney releasing traditional folk LP as Offa Rex

They're also touring, including stops at Newport Folk Fest, NYC's Town Hall, and more.

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