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January 21, 2018

Newport Folk Festival

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

Freak the Folk, CLIF Style

I know that we have already melded into the Newport Jazz Festival and we folk’d on pretty hard here at What’s Up Newp as far as coverage. BUT, I would like to write a very belated dedication (and quasi love letter) to CLIF Bar & Company for their work last weekend. If any of you festival goers

Photo Gallery: Day #3 of 2016 Newport Folk Festival

With Alabama Shakes closing day #3 ,the 2016 Newport Folk Festival is now history. Here’s a look back at some of our favorite photos and memories from day #3, photos on day #3 by Patrick Murphy. Follow him on Instagram at  @thekingslens. ICYMI –  Photo Gallery Day #1 & Photo Gallery Day #2  

Photo Gallery: Day #2 of 2016 Newport Folk Festival

Day #2 of the 2016 Newport Folk Festival got underway today at Fort Adams State Park with Cactus Blossoms opening the day and Patti Smith closing out the day around 7:30 pm.   Here’s a look at day 2 of the 2016 Newport Folk Festival… All photos by Ryan Belmore

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