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May 25, 2017

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2017 Newport Folk Festival: Joe Pug is the Latest Lineup Announcement


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Newport, RI – The Newport Folk Festival has begun its annual tradition of announces who will perform at the 2017 Festival via their unique rolling lineup announcements. The first announcement came on Folk Festival’s Facebook Page on Wednesday morning, when they announced Fleet Foxes would return to Fort Adams on Friday, July 28th.

This story will be updated as more announcements are made.

2017 Newport Folk Festival Announcements

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  1. May 23: SATURDAY MUSEUM STAGE ANNOUNCEMENT: The Working Songwriter Podcast – Hosted By Joe Pug.
  2. May 22: FRIDAY MUSEUM STAGE ANNOUNCEMENT: The Ballroom Thieves’ “Beantown Throwdown” with Tall Heights and Ryan Montbleau.
  3. May 8: Wilco will perform on Saturday, July 29th.
  4. May 5: Offa Rex (The Decemberists & Olivia Chaney) will perform on Saturday, July 29th
  5. May 4: Speak Out will take place on Sunday, July 30th.
  6. May 3: Jalen N’Gonda will perform on Saturday, July 29th.
  7. May 2: Whitney will perform on Sunday, July 30th.
  8. May 1: Sunday Groove with Preservation Jazz Hall Band will perform on Sunday, July 30th.
  9. April 28: Suzanne Vega will perform on Sunday, July 30th.
  10. April 27: Blind Pilot will perform on Friday, July 28th.
  11. April 26: Jim James will perform on Saturday, July 29th.
  12. April 24: Pinegrove will perform on Sunday, July 30th.
  13. April 21: John Paul White will perform on Sunday, July 30th.
  14. April 20: Steelism with Ruby Amanfu and Nicole Atkins will perform on Sunday, July 30th.
  15. April 19: Hurray For The Riff Raff will perform on Friday, July 28th
  16. April 18: Mt. Joy will perform on Saturday, July 29th
  17. April 17: Carl Broemel will perform on Friday, July 28th.
  18. April 14: Billy Bragg & Joe Henry will perform on Saturday, July 29th.
  19. April 13: Shovels and Rope will perform on Friday, July 28th
  20. April 12: Grandma’s Hands Band will perform on Saturday, July 29th
  21. April 11: Chicano Batman will perform on Saturday, July 29th
  22. April 10: Berklee Gospel & Roots Choir will perform on Sunday, July 30th.
  23. April 7: Nancy And Beth, featuring Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt with special guests Nick Offerman and more, will perform on Friday, July 28th.
  24. April 6: C.W. Stoneking will perform on Sunday, July 30th.
  25. April 5: Joseph will perform on Saturday, July 29th
  26. April 3: L.A. Salami will perform on Friday, July 28th.
  27. March 31st” The Avett Brothers will perform on Saturday, July 29th.
  28. March 30th: Mandolin Orange will perform on Saturday, July 29th.
  29. March 29th: Michael Kiwanuka will perform on Sunday, July 30th
  30. March 28th: Joshua Hedley will perform on Friday, July 28th.
  31. March 27th: The Wild Reeds will perform on Friday, July 28th
  32. March 24th: Benjamin Gibbard will perform on Friday, July 28th
  33. March 23rd: A Tribute To Chuck will take place on Sunday, July 30th.
  34. March 22nd: Nikki Lane will perform on Saturday, July 29th.
  35. March 20th: Brent Cobb will perform on Friday, July 28th.
  36. March 17th: Regina Spektor will perform on Friday, July 28th
  37. March 15th: J.P Harris & Chance McCoy will perform on Saturday, July 29th.
  38. March 13th: Robert Ellis will perform on Saturday, July 29th.
  39. March 10th: John Prine will perform on Sunday, July 30th
  40. March 8th: Alone & Together, featuring KEVIN MORBY, Sam Cohen, Eric D. Johnson (Fruit Bats), Joe Russo and Josh Kaufman, will perform on Friday, July 28th
  41. March 6th: Julia Jacklin will perform on Saturday, July 29th.
  42. March 3rd: Punch Brothers, I’m With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan), and Julian Lage will perform on Sunday, July 30th
  43. March 1st: The Head and The Heart will perform on Friday, July 28th
  44. February 27th: Matt The Electrician will perform on Friday, July 28th
  45. February 24th – Dr. Dog will perform on Sunday, July 30th
  46. February 22nd – Angel Olsen will perform on Saturday, July 29th
  47. February 20th – Seratones will perform on Friday, July 28th.
  48. February 17th – Rhiannon Giddens will perform on Sunday, July 30th
  49. February 15th – Aaron Lee Tasjan will perform on Friday, July 28th
  50. February 13th – Choir! Choir! Choir! will perform on Sunday, July 30th
  51. February 10th – Drive By Truckers will perform on Saturday, July 29th
  52. February 8th – Marlon Williams will perform on Saturday, July 29th
  53. February 6th – Big Thief will perform on Friday, July 28th
  54. February 2nd – Margaret Glaspy will perform on Sunday, July 30th
  55. February 1st – Fleet Foxes will perform on Friday, July 28th

2017 Newport Folk Festival Schedule

Friday, July 28th

  1.  FRIDAY MUSEUM STAGE ANNOUNCEMENT: The Ballroom Thieves’ “Beantown Throwdown” with Tall Heights and Ryan Montbleau.
  2. Blind Pilot
  3. Hurray For The Riff Raff
  4. Carol Broemel
  5. Shovels and Rope
  6. Nancy And Beth, featuring Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt with special guests Nick Offerman and more
  7. L.A. Salami
  8. Joshua Hedley
  9. The Wild Reeds
  10. Benjamin Gibbard
  11. Brent Cobb
  12. Regina Spektor
  13. Alone & Together, featuring KEVIN MORBY, Sam Cohen, Eric D. Johnson (Fruit Bats), Joe Russo and Josh Kaufman
  14. The Head and The Heart
  15. Matt The Electrician
  16. Seratones
  17. Aaron Lee Tasjan
  18. Big Thief
  19. Fleet Foxes

Saturday, July 29th

  1. SATURDAY MUSEUM STAGE ANNOUNCEMENT: The Working Songwriter Podcast – Hosted By Joe Pug.
  2. Wilco
  3. Offa Rex
  4. Jalen N’Gonda
  5. Jim James
  6. Mt Joy
  7. Billy Bragg & Joe Henry
  8. Grandma’s Hands Band
  9. Chicano Batman
  10. Joseph
  11. The Avett Brothers
  12. Mandolin Orange
  13. Nikki Lane
  14. J.P Harris & Chance McCoy
  15. Robert Ellis
  16. Julia Jacklin
  17. Angel Olsen
  18. Drive By Truckers
  19. Marlon Williams

Sunday, July 30th

  1. Whitney
  2. Sunday Groove with Preservation Jazz Hall Band
  3. Suzane Vega
  4. Pinegrove
  5. John Paul White
  6. Steelism with Ruby Amanfu and Nicole Atkins
  7. Berklee Gospel & Roots Choir
  8. C.W. Stoneking
  9. Michael Kiwanuka
  10. A Tribute To Chuck
  11. John Prine
  12. Punch Brothers, I’m With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan), and Julian Lage
  13. Dr. Dog
  14. Rhiannon Giddens
  15. Choir! Choir! Choir!
  16. Margaret Glaspy

The Newport Folk Festival will take place at Fort Adams State Park on July 28th, 29th and 30th.

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