The Newport Folk Festival has a storied history that dates back to 1959, when the fest was founded as a companion to the Jazz Festival. Over the last handful of years, Newport Folk has once again gained the cache of being one of the premiere music festivals around, with its eclectic lineups and idyllic setting at the historic Fort Adams State Park. The fest, which is definitely something of “the music fan’s music festival,” is also one that the artists who play it have complete reverence for. Earlier this week a new 28-minute mini-doc shot at last year’s festival was uploaded to the festival’s website. The film showcases the familial atmosphere and genuine enthusiasm that the performers have for it.
The 2012 edition of the Newport Folk Festival is officially sold out, but tickets still remain for Wilco’s Friday night show at Fort Adams State Park, which will also feature Blitzen Trapper and Megafaun.