For over 50 years, the Newport Folk Festival has convinced the biggest names in music to pack up their acoustic guitars and make the journey to Rhode Island, and this year will be no different. Organizer George Wein's 51st annual fest will feature My Morning Jacket's Yim Yames, Levon Helm's Ramble on the Road, Andrew Bird, the Avett Brothers, John Prine, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and many more. This year's Newport Folk will take place the weekend of July 30th to August 1st. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 26th on the fest's official site.
Other artists on the bill include past Rolling Stone Breaking acts and Artists to Watch like Nneka, the Low Anthem, Dawes, Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros plus old faves like Richie Havens and Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers and Blitzen Trapper. Check out the entire lineup below.
As Rolling Stone reported last year, the 50th anniversary of the Newport Folk Festival brought an all-star lineup, as Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, the Decemberists, Fleet Foxes, Neko Case, Arlo Guthrie and more.
George Wein's 51st Newport Folk Festival
Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers
The Low Anthem
Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket
Doc Watson & David Holt
Levon Helm's Ramble on the Road
The Swell Season
The Avett Brothers
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
Justin Townes Earle
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Punch Brothers with Chris
The Felice Brothers
Tao Seeger Band
Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons
Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore
Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three