NEWPORT, RI – Day 1 of the 2017 Newport Folk Festival is in the books.

The first day of the annual three-day event was hot, both on and off the stage. From L.A. Salami’s passionate performance on the Harbor Stage to Fleet Foxes entertaining the crowd to end the day, there was plenty to be heard and seen. Here we try to share what day 1 looked and felt like, enjoy!

Photo Credit: Patrick Murphy/What’sUpNewp & Ken Abrams/What’sUpNewp & What’sUpRhodeIsland.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).