Newport Folk Festival

Get your blankets out and get ready to sway along to your favorite singer-songwriters – the Newport Folk Festival is coming! Held in beautiful Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI, this right-on-the-water music festival hits Rhode Island from Friday, July 26 to Sunday, July 28. Catch favorites like Andrew Bird, The Lumineers, Michael Kiwanuka, Father John Misty, Rayland Baxter, The Mountain Goats, and more over the course of this three-day folkin’ awesome affair.

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Started in 1959 by Bob Wein, this festival isn’t your traditional “peace and love” kind of folk fest. Since its inception, it has always pushed the boundaries of what can be considered folk music, with Johnny Cash and his alleged ring of fire making an appearance, as well as Howlin’ Wolf. This festival is so popular and well-loved by its attendees that tickets generally sell out three months or so before the first chords are even struck. So how can you get tickets? Visit SeatGeek, of course! Check out Newport Folk Festival tickets below, and stay locked on SeatGeek for the latest shows from all your faves.

Newport Folk Festival Tickets 2014

Newport Folk Festival Lineup

2014 Lineup

The full lineup has not been announced yet, but so far Jenny Lewis, Shovels & Rope, Mavis Staples, Houndmouth and Hooray for the Riff Raff have been confirmed.

2013 Lineup

Artist Artist
Beck Houndmouth
The Avett Brothers Cold Specks
Feist Old Crow Medicine Show
Jim James The Lumineers
Colin Meloy Trombone Shorty
Andrew Bird Iris Dement
The Mountain Goats Shovels and Rope
Father John Misty JD McPherson
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Dawn McCarthy Michael Hurley
Justin Townes Earle Sarah Jarosz
Felice Brothers Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers
Jason Isbell The Milk Carton Kids
Amanda Palmer Hurray for the Riff Raff
Phosphorescent Bombino
Beth Orton Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower
John McCauley Hey Marseilles
Michael Kiwanuka The Last Bison
Lord Huron Rayland Baxter
Frank Turner Kingsley Flood
Black Prairie Wheeler Brothers
Langhorne Slim Joe Fletcher’s Nasvhille to Newport
TIft Merritt The Low Anthem’s Newport Homegrown
Spirit Family Reunion Berklee Gospel & Roots Choir
Blake Mills

Newport Folk Festival Location

Fort Adams State Park
Harrison Avenue
Newport, RI, 02840

Newport Folk Festival Seating Chart

Fort Adams Seating Chart

Newport Folk Festival Artist Videos

“Three White Horses” – Andrew Bird

“Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings” – Father John Misty

“Ho Hey” – The Lumineers

“Always Waiting” – Michael Kiwanuka