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September 24, 2017

Newport Folk Festival

From Salve to Shacksbury. A New Hard Cider, With Newport Ties, Makes Its Debut at Newport Folk Festival

In addition to the many talented new artists that made first-time appearances at Newport Folk Festival this year, a brand new beverage with Aquidneck Island ties made its debut. Shacksbury Cider– a modern-style, surprisingly non-sweet cider – was a hit backstage and in the beer gardens at Newport Folk Festival.  We had a chance to

Sunday Folk Festival Fashion

On Sunday, sunny skies and temps in the high 70’s meant perfect conditions to get your #folkon. Bare shoulders, cut-off shorts, cropped tops and dresses returned to the fort. Check out our gallery and share with your friends!

Saturday Folk Festival Fashion

It was a blustery day at Fort Adams, but the rain held off. Jackets, sweaters and blankets added more layers to festival style.  Photo Credit: Sarah McClutchy/What’sUpNewp

Friday Folk Festival Fashion

Cloud cover, temperatures in the high 70s, and gentle breezes made for pleasant, late July conditions as music lovers gathered at historic Fort Adams for Day One of Newport Folk Festival. Summer festival fashion trends were on full display throughout the fort, and it was clear early on that brimmed hats, neck ties, mirrored sunglasses,

Guide to 2017 Newport Folk Festival Events and After Parties

The 2017 Newport Folk Festival is here and there are more events and after parties scheduled than ever before! The What’sUpNewp Crew has put together a list of all the official events to keep your folkin’ weekend in order, enjoy! Note: We considered anything “official” that Newport Folk Presents, has been promoted by Newport Folk Festival. or that benefits

2017 Newport Folk Festival Schedule & Lineup

Newport, R.I. – The 2017 Newport Folk Festival is set to take place this weekend out at Fort Adams State Park. From site map to schedules and what to bring to the Festival, Newport Folk Festival has it all laid out for you in this year’s Official Folk Handbook. Be sure to read it over before

Newport Festivals Foundation Announces 2017 Bridgefest Schedule

After 30,000 music lovers say goodbye to the Newport Folk Festival and before the jazzy set pours into the city for the Newport Jazz Festival®, the party continues July 31-August 3 at Bridgefest®, the annual celebration of Jazz, Folk and Newport’s rich musical community. Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. will welcome a dozen local artists, clubs, restaurants, theaters, museums

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2017 Newport Folk Festival Lineup (Updates)

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

REVIEW: I Got a Song – A History of the Newport Folk Festival

A new book on the history of the Newport Folk Festival is a treasure trove for music fans. Former Providence Journal reporter Rick Massimo has written the first complete account of the legendary festival, describing its many successes and occasional blunders. Massimo interviewed many of the major organizers the festival, as well as musicians, attendees, and

George Wein, Jon Batiste to Receive Honorary Degrees from Salve Regina; Batiste to Give Commencement Address

Updated: This story was originally published on April 4, 2017 Jon Batiste, musician, music director and bandleader for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,”will address the graduating class and receive an honorary doctorate when Salve Regina celebrates its 67th Commencement on May 21, 2017, according to SalveToday. In 2015, Batiste became one of just a

Newport Folk Festival Begins 2017 Rolling Lineup Announcements, Fleet Foxes to Perform

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. Fleet Foxes is an American indie folk

A Conversation with George Wein: ‘I’ve lived my own life on my own terms’ (Part 4)

Respect, not only for George Wein and what he’s accomplished, but mainly for jazz and the jazz musicians. That’s was George Wein hopes he’s achieving through his festivals. In this, part four of this five-part series, ‘A Conversation with George Wein,’ we learn about earning respect and trust, about the rise of young musicians, and

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