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The Newport Folk Festival begins this weekend in Newport, Rhode Island.  Known as one of the earliest folk festivals, from 1959, and for introducing Joan Baez and Bob Dylan as relatively unknown performers, the festival continues to this day.

Partial Artist Lineup:

Saturday - July 30th
  • Gillian Welch
  • Earl Scruggs
  • Ramblin' Jack Elliot
  • Mavis Stapes

Sunday - July 31st
  • Emmylou Harris
  • Elvis Costello
  • Carolina Chocolate Drops
  • Justin Townes Earle

Full Lineup:

Newport Folk Festival
Fort Adams State Park
Harrison Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island