Maybe some of the festivals we’ve been announcing are too loud for the folkier souls out there (Devendra). If that’s the case, the Newport Folk Festival just unveiled their ’08 lineup and new Dunkin’ Donuts-free name. The longstanding fest’s 49th year includes Jimmy Buffett, Cat Power, the Black Crowes, She & Him, Kaki King, Jim James, Calexico, and Jakob Dylan. We heard Jakob’s gonna plug in. Shhh…

Jimmy Buffett
The Black Crowes
Levon Helm
The Avett Brothers
Cat Power
Jim James
Jakob Dylan
Stephen & Damian Marley
Gillian Welch
She & Him
Kaki King
Brandi Carlile
Willy Mason
Over The Rhine
The Felice Brothers
Jake Shimabukuro
Kate Taylor
Richard Julian
Jesca Hoop

More TBA. The festival takes place 8/1 – 8/3 in Newport, RI. Tickets go on sale 4/23 here.

Comments (9)
  1. Billy  |   Posted on Apr 17th, 2008 0

    jimmy buffett and the black crowes! That’s folk music if I’ve ever heard it.

  2. Jesse  |   Posted on Apr 17th, 2008 0

    Screw Buffet and The Black Crowes, yeah for Jesca!!!

  3. Bill  |   Posted on May 16th, 2008 0

    Jimmy Buffet? Newport Folk Festival? I have images of drunken parrotheads…

  4. me and my new girlfriend will be coming from las vegas to see the one and only jimmy buffet see on the boats party………

  5. what are the dates and lineups?

  6. what are the dates and lineups?

  7. Katrina  |   Posted on Jun 9th, 2008 0

    what are the dates and the lineup?

  8. Kevin Kelly  |   Posted on Jul 16th, 2008 0

    Keep the Dunkin Donuts, but lose the folk in the name. They did long ago.

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