In their ongoing lineup and event announcements, Newport Folk Festival has announced that they will host events at Newport Blues Cafe and Jane Pickens Theatre.

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

All tickets are available on Newport Folk Festival Ticketmaster.

On Thursday, July 21 Newport Folk Festival will host an Official Kickoff Party, “All Newport’s Eve” at Newport Blues Cafe, the event will be hosted by Langhorne Slim & The Law and will feature The Suffers and other special guests. Tickets go onsale June 2 at 10AM EST. This event is 21+.

On Friday, July 22nd Newport Folk festival will host an Official Aftershow Benefit, “Shovels and Rope: Busted Jukebox”, at the Jane Pickens Theater. Tickets go onsale Thursday June 2 at 10am EST.

On Saturday, July 23rd Newport Folk Festival will host an Official Aftershow Benefit, “Your Song Changed My Life”, the event will be hosted by Bob Boilen with surprise musical guests at the Jane Pickens Theater. Tickets go onsale June 2 at 10AM EST.

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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).