The 2016 Newport Folk Festival is right around the corner 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 (schedule of unofficial folk events to come) to keep your folkin’ weekend in official order, enjoy!

We considered anything “official” that Newport Folk Presents, has been promoted by Newport Folk Festival. or that benefits Newport Festivals Foundation.

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 hitting the fort.

Don’t forget to download the Official Newport Folk Festival App;

1) iOS App: http://apple.co/1Httwl1
2) Android App: http://bit.ly/29wkCwq

2016 Newport Folk Festival – Schedule Of Events


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Thursday, July 21st

9 p.m. to 1 a.m. – All Newport’s Eve with Langhorne Slim & The Law, The Suffers and Special Guests (Sold Out)

Friday, July 22nd

Day #1 of Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park (Sold Out)

9 p.m. to 1 a.m. – Official Aftershow Benefit: The Frye Company Presents Shovels and Rope: Busted Jukebox at the Jane Pickens Theater (Sold Out)

9 p.m. to 1 a.m. – Newport Folk Presents Larkin Poe with Ballroom Thieves at The Cafe at Parlor Newport (Sold Out)

9 p.m. to 1 a.m. – 6th Annual Deer Tick & Friends After Parties at Newport Blues Cafe, proceeds go to support the Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. and The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. (Sold Out)

Saturday, July 23rd

Day #2 of Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park (Sold Out)

9 p.m. to 1 a.m. – Official Aftershow Benefit: Squarespace and City Winery NYC present Your Song Changed My Life hosted by Bob Boilen with surprise musical guests at the Jane Pickens Theater. (Sold Out)

9 p.m. to 1 a.m. – Newport Folk Presents Phil Cook and The Guitarheels with Spirit Family Reunion at The Cafe at Parlor Newport (Sold Out)

9 p.m. to 1 a.m. – 6th Annual Deer Tick & Friends After Parties at Newport Blues Cafe, proceeds go to support the Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. and The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. (Sold Out)

Sunday, July 24th

Day #3 of Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park (Sold Out)

8:30 p.m. – newportFILM will host a sneak preview/work in progress screening of  Straight Into A Stormin partnership with Newport Folk Presents as part of the 2016 Newport Folk Festival weekend.

Straight Into A Storm is centered around Deer Tick’s 2015 10th anniversary run in New York City. A portrait of a hard rocking band known for their substance-fueled live performances on their evolutionary journey to become one of the greatest cult rock bands of our time.

9 p.m. to 1 a.m. – 6th Annual Deer Tick & Friends After Parties at Newport Blues Cafe, proceeds go to support the Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. and The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. (Sold Out)

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