Newport Folk Festival

Watch Robin Pecknold, James Mercer, & Friends Cover “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” With Judy Collins Herself

This year's Newport Folk Festival was quite eventful! Not only did country supergroup the Highwomen make their official debut performance, the fest ended with an…
Chris DeVille | July 29, 2019 - 11:55 am

Watch Kermit The Frog Play Newport Folk Fest With Jim James & Janet Weiss

54 years ago, the big news about the Newport Folk Festival was that Bob Dylan, young messiah of the entire folk genre, plugged in an…
Tom Breihan | July 29, 2019 - 8:58 am

Watch The Highwomen Play Their First Show At Newport Folk Festival

The Highwomen are the new country supergroup team-up of Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Maren Morris, and Natalie Hemby. Their self-titled debut album is coming out…
Peter Helman | July 27, 2019 - 3:27 pm

Watch St. Vincent & Doveman Cover Joni Mitchell At Newport

Over the weekend, St. Vincent performed at the Newport Folk Festival. Annie Clark did a stripped-down set for the Rhode Island institution, with Doveman's Thomas…
James Rettig | July 30, 2018 - 3:52 pm

Watch Mumford & Sons Cover Radiohead With Phoebe Bridgers

Mumford & Sons played a surprise set at Newport Folks Festival last night, and their 15-song setlist included a cover of Radiohead’s "All I Need"
Julia Gray | July 29, 2018 - 11:45 am

Watch David Crosby Join Jason Isbell At Newport Folk Festival

David Crosby may be a famous curmudgeon, but he only has good things to say about Jason Isbell. Crosby took to Twitter to express his
Peter Helman | July 28, 2018 - 11:27 am

Watch Jim James Cover “Prairie Lullaby” Backstage At Newport Folk Fest

Jim James was everywhere at Newport Folk Festival last month. In addition to performing with his own solo band, the My Morning Jacket frontman played…
Peter Helman | August 31, 2017 - 6:52 pm

Watch My Morning Jacket’s Jim James Join Angel Olsen At Newport Folk Festival

Angel Olsen performed at the Newport Folk Festival yesterday, and she brought along a special guest. My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James joined her during…
Peter Helman | July 30, 2017 - 1:40 pm

Watch Justin Vernon, Hiss Golden Messenger, Natalie Prass, & More Cover Bill Withers At Newport Folk Festival

Justin Vernon, Hiss Golden Messenger, Natalie Prass, Phil Cook, Drive-By Truckers' Patterson Hood, Hurray For The Riff Raff's Alynda Segarra, and more formed a one-off…
Peter Helman | July 30, 2017 - 11:17 am

Fleet Foxes Announce First North American Show In Six Years

Fleet Foxes announced their first North American show in six years. The band will appear at the Newport Folk Festival on Friday, 7/28, and we…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 1, 2017 - 10:03 am

Hear Ryan Adams’ Bluegrass Covers Of Slayer & Black Sabbath, Improvised “Frightened And Rabid” At Newport Folk Fest

Ryan Adams returned to the famed Newport Folk Festival yesterday, where he performed bluegrass versions of his songs with some assistance from the Infamous Stringdusters…
Peter Helman | July 24, 2016 - 4:12 pm

Watch Fiona Apple Perform With The Watkins Family Hour In Newport

The Watkins Family Hour played a show at Newport's Jane Pickens Theatre last Thursday, kicking off the Newport Folk Festival the night before it officially…
Peter Helman | July 28, 2015 - 6:48 pm

Watch My Morning Jacket Join Roger Waters At Newport Folk Festival

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters headlined the Newport Folk Festival last night, performing live for the first time since 2013. Newport regulars My Morning Jacket performed…
Peter Helman | July 25, 2015 - 3:03 pm

50 Years Later, Bob Dylan’s Electric Guitar Returns To Newport

Fifty years ago today, on July 25, 1965, Bob Dylan scandalized the folk world by (gasp!) plugging his guitar in and launching into "Maggie's Farm."
Peter Helman | July 25, 2015 - 1:46 pm

Photos: Newport Folk Festival 2014

This past weekend brought the 2014 edition of the Newport Folk Festival. Headliners included Jenny Lewis, Jack White, Jeff Tweedy, and a very special appearance…
Miles Bowe | July 29, 2014 - 2:24 pm
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