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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 Newport Festivals Foundation.

Thursday, July 27th

1 – Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives  at The Elms | 8:20 pm (SPACE AVAILABLE, RSVP)

newportFILM, in partnership with Newport Folk Festival and as part of Newport Folk Presents, presents Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives outdoors at The Elms. The film will be followed by Q&A with film subject Clive Davis & director Chris Perkel, moderated by Rolling Stone writer, Anthony DeCurtis. Rain location is Jane Pickens Theater. The event is free, click here to RSVP and for more information.

2 – All Newport’s Eve at Newport Blues Cafe | 9 pm (SOLD OUT)

This official Newport Folk Presents event features Langhorne Slim and Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires.

Friday, July 28th

Day #1 of Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams. 10 am – 7:30 pm (SOLD OUT)

2017 Newport Folk Festival Schedule. Photo Credit: Newport Folk Festival

3 – Spirit of ’67 at Belle Mer | 8 pm (LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE)

The Spirit of ’67 features Rayland Baxter, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Erika Wennerstrom, J.P. Harris & Chance McCoy, The Wild Reeds, and more. Tickets are $45 per person.

4 –  Deer Tick & Friends at Newport Blues Cafe | 9 pm (SOLD OUT)

The 7th Annual Deer Tick & Friends After Parties at Newport Blues Cafe support the Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. and The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

5 – Alone & Together: The Aquidneck Island Bait Ball at Jane Pickens Theater | 9 pm (SOLD OUT)

The Aquidneck Island Bait Ball will feature Kevin Morby, Sam Cohen, Eric D. Johnson, Josh Kaufman and Joe Russo and special guests.

6 – Newport Folk Presents ®: The Texas Gentlemen & Friends plus Quiet Life at The Cafe at Parlor Newport | 9 pm (TICKETS AVAILABLE)

Newport Folk Presents ®: The Texas Gentlemen & Friends plus Quiet Life at the Parlor Bar & Kitchen!  Doors: 8 pm. Music: 9 pm. 21+. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased here.

Saturday, July 29th

Day #2 of Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams. 10 am – 7:30 pm (SOLD OUT)

7 – Clusterfolk: Deer Tick & Friends at Jane Pickens Theater | 9 pm (SOLD OUT)

Deer Tick will perform Deer Tick Vol. 1 in it’s entirety for it’s “acoustic” show at the Jane Pickens Theater.

8 – Deer Tick & Friends at Newport Blues Cafe | 9 pm (SOLD OUT)

The 7th Annual Deer Tick & Friends After Parties at Newport Blues Cafe support the Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. and The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

9 – Newport Folk Presents ®: The Texas Gentlemen & Friends plus Spirit Family Reunion | 9 pm (TICKETS AVAILABLE)

Newport Folk Presents ®: The Texas Gentlemen & Friends plus Spirit Family Reunion at the Parlor Bar & Kitchen! Doors: 8 pm. Music: 9 pm. 21+. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased here.

Sunday, July 30th

Day #3 of Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams. 10 am – 7:30 pm (SOLD OUT)

10 – Deer Tick & Friends at Newport Blues Cafe | 9 pm (SOLD OUT)

The 7th Annual Deer Tick & Friends After Parties at Newport Blues Cafe support the Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. and The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

Thursday, August 3rd

11 – May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers at St. Michael’s Country Day School Lawn | 8:15 pm (SPACE AVAILABLE, RSVP)

newportFILM, in partnership with Newport Folk Festival and as part of Newport Folk Presents, presents May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers outdoors on the lawn of St. Michael’s Country Day School. The film will be followed by Q&A with director Michael Bonfiglio, moderated by David Fear, senior editor of Rolling Stone.Rain location is Jane Pickens Theater. The event is free, click here to RSVP and for more information.

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Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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