Announcing: Newport Folk Fest Lineup

Earlier this week, news leaked that Levon Helm would take his Ramble on the road to appear at the 51st installment of the legendary Newport Folk Festival. Well, today festival organizers have revealed the rather impressive initial batch of artists that will be joining the former drummer for The Band over the course of the weekend. The fest, which is set to take place from July 30 – August 1 at Fort Adams State Park, will feature a heavy dose of contemporary roots and folk-minded acts that includes HT faves Jim James, The Avett Brothers, The Felice Brothers, Blitzen Trapper, The Low Anthem, Dawes, Calexico, The Swell Season and A.A. Bondy.

Here’s the line up, which will kick off this year with a special event on Friday night at the International Tennis Hall Of Fame…


International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Avenue

Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers, Tim O’Brien, Sarah Jarosz

SATURDAY, JULY 31 ~ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm

Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Avenue

John Prine, Andrew Bird, Brandi Carlile, The Low Anthem,Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket, Doc Watson & David Holt, Calexico, Dawes, Nneka, O’Death, Liz Longley, Blitzen Trapper, A.A. Bondy, Sam Bush, Horsefeathers and more

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1 ~ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm

Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Avenue

Levon Helm’s Ramble on the Road, The Swell Season, The Avett Brothers, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Richie Havens, Justin Townes Earle, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Punch Brothers with Chris Thile, The Felice Brothers, Tao Seeger Band, Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons, Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore, Pokey LaFarge & the SouthCity Three and more

More additions are expected to be announced soon.

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