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Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes at the 2008...

Chris Robinson - 2008 Newport Folk Festival  (Public Domain Image by DickClarkMises via Wikipedia)

Unable to attend the Newport Folk Festival?  No sweat.  Watch it streaming live from NPR.

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

To watch the festival streaming live go to:





   
Gillian Welch at Merlfest, Wilkesboro, NC, Apr...

Gillian Welch (Image by ridersinblack1970 via Wikipedia)

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

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