The first three acts set to play the Newport Folk Festival this summer have been revealed
The Newport Folk Festival is one of a kind,” said Chris Thile of bluegrass band the Punch Brothers. “And it’s one of the best kinds.” Thile encapsulated the spirit of one of the most unique music festivals that perennially enchants its audience. Set on the picturesque Narragansett Bay in historic Newport, Rhode Island, the festival brought together folk musicians from a variety of genres to enchant the sold-out crowd.
Unlike other shows with bands ranging in styles, Newport stays true to its roots and artfully plans a festival unlike any other. Sweet spoke about the organization of the festival, the evolution of folk music, and his favorite acts over the years.
Deer Tick will curate Newport Folk after parties and Yep Rock announces a festival.