The Newport Folk Festival takes place July 27 - 29 at Fort Adams State Park featuring Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Jackson Browne, Conor Oberst, Patty Griffin, Guthrie Family Reunion, Dawes, The Head & The Heart and more. Tickets, which are sold out for Saturday and Sunday, are still available for the Wilco concert on Friday. For more information, go to http://www.newportfolkfest.net/.
The Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.* was founded by George Wein in 2010 to build up and continue the legacies of the famed Newport Jazz Festival and Newport Folk Festival. Under the auspices of the Foundation, the Newport Jazz Festival presents performers who respect and honor jazz and folk music traditions, and at the same time reflect the changes in today's musical trends. Through the establishment of partnerships with high schools and colleges/universities, the Foundation will present programs to educate young people about jazz and folk music as presented at the annual festivals. For more information, please visit www.newportfestivalsfoundation.org.