Newport Folk Festival 2017 Preview

It’s that time of the year again for one of our favorite traditions, the historic Newport Folk Festival. Taking place at Fort Adams State Park overlooking the water in Newport, Rhode Island, the setting is perfect for some acoustic guitars and those songwriters that just always seem to know exactly what to say. Newport Folk Festival has been running since 1959 and has been at the heart of so many memorable and important moments in music. We cannot wait to see what sort of magic will happen on the stages of Newport this weekend.

This year’s lineup may as well just be a comprehensive list of our favorite artists from every part of our lives. It features some as fresh to the scene as Julia Jacklin or Big Thief (you already know we will be belting out “Mary” on Friday), and some acts as timeless as folk legend and headliner John Prine. Fellow headliners include Fleet Foxes and Wilco. More must-sees include the wonderful Angel Olsen, Dr. Dog and the tribute to the late and great Chuck Berry.



Friday

Blind Pilot- 12:40 @ The Fort Stage
Big Thief- 1:35 @ The Quad Stage
Ben Gibbard – 4:10 @ The Quad Stage
The Head And The Heart – 4:40 @ The Fort Stage
Regina Spektor – 5:35 @ The Fort Stage
Fleet Foxes – 6:15 @ The Fort Stage

Saturday

Julia Jacklin – 11:10 @ The Quad Stage
Offa Rex- 1:45 @ The Fort Stage
Angel Olsen- 3:10 @ The Fort Stage
Joseph- 3:45 @ The Harbor Stage
The Avett Brothers – 4:40 @ The Fort Stage
Wilco – 6:15 @ The Fort Stage

Sunday

Steelism (w/ Ruby Amnfu & Nicole Atkins) – 12:15 @ The Quad Stage
Chuck! (A Tribute to Chuck Berry) – 12:30 @ The Fort Stage
Pinegrove – 1:15 @ The Harbor Stage
Margaret Glaspy – 1:25 @ The Quad Stage
Whitney – 2:35 @ The Quad Stage
Dr. Dog – 3:55 @ The Quad Stage
John Prine 6:15 @ The Fort Stage

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