Newport Folk Festival
When: July 25th-27th
Where: Newport, Rhode Island
Why Go: Fort Adams' bayside location makes Newport Folk the most temperate festival you’ll attend this summer, guaranteed. The lineup for 2014 may be the best (and most eclectic) the festival has had in years, with a mix of fresh-faced local groups and seasoned national vets playing on a stage that comes pre-equipped with its own rich musical history. Newport is back on the must-see list.
Must-See Artists: Jeff Tweedy, Reignwolf, Mavis Staples, Jimmy Cliff, Robert Hunter, the Lonesome Trio, Lake Street Dive, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Band of Horses, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Deer Tick, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Jenny Lewis, Valerie June