WHEN: July 28th-29th
WHERE: Newport, Rhode Island
TOP ACTS: My Morning Jacket, Jackson Browne, Iron & Wine, Conor Oberst, Punch Brothers, Patty Griffin, Dawes, Deer Tick, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Alabama Shakes, Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman, Gary Clark Jr.
Festivalgoers flock each year to the gorgeous Fort Adams Park, walking through the centuries-old fort to get from stage to stage. Newport has offered plenty of unforgettable moments in recent years: Pete Seeger unexpectedly performed in the kids tent last year, and in 2010 Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, the Felice Brothers and Richie Havens all joined Levon Helm onstage to sing his final number, "I Shall Be Released."
WHO IT'S FOR: Not just folk fans. The fest has long outgrown its roots: My Morning Jacket, Conor Oberst, Tom Morello and Gary Clark Jr. are just a few of the acts expected to plug in and get loud this year.