Del McCoury and David Grisman (Del & Dawg) will be heading to Newport, R.I. to play the 2016 Newport Folk Festival on Saturday, July 23rd.

Del McCoury and David Grisman are old friends and are considered Bluegrass Legends.

The announcement was made by Newport Folk Festival on their social media accounts on March 23rd.

The entire 2016 Newport Folk Festival is being rolled out (almost) daily on their social media accounts, Neko Case, k.d. lang and Laura Veirs are the 15th artists to be announced for the annual festival at Fort Adams State Park.

Read More: 2016 Newport Folk Festival Lineup

The 2016 Newport Folk Festival is now sold out and will take place at Fort Adams State Park on July 22nd, 23rd and 24th.

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).