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Now that they’ve finished announcing the lineup for its sold-out festival at Fort Adams July 22 – 24, Newport Folk Festival has moved on to announce aftershow benefits and events.

For Pete’s Sake

Newport Folk Festival on June 14 announced, in partnership with the United States Postal Service (USPS), that they will hos “For Pete’s Sake” at The JPT at 8 pm on Thursday, July 21.

“We are excited to partner with USPS to celebrate the release of the new Pete Seeger Stamp. Please join us for “For Pete’s Sake” Thursday night July 21 at Jane Pickens Theater in Newport RI,” Newport Folk Festival wrote on Facebook.

Tickets for the 21+ show are $66.95 and will go on sale on Dice on Thursday, June 23 at 1 pm at https://bit.ly/3mRoY5m.

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An Evening With Goose: Set 2

Newport Folk Festival on June 15 announced that Goose will host An Evening With Gosse: Set 2 at the Newport Blues Cafe on Friday, July 22.

“Please join us Friday night July 22 for “Evening With Goose: Set 2″ at Newport Blues Cafe in Newport RI.

Proceeds benefit Newport Festivals Foundation. Tickets will go on sale Thursday June 23 at 1PM ET. https://bit.ly/3mRoY5m

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The Tallest Man On Earth presents “How We Got Over”

Newport Folk Festival on June 16 announced that The Tallest Man on Earth will present “How We Got Over” at The JPT on Friday, July 22.

“Please join us Friday night July 22 for The Tallest Man On Earth presents “How We Get Over” at Jane Pickens Theater in Newport RI.

Proceeds benefit Newport Festivals Foundation. Tickets will go on sale Thursday June 23 at 1PM ET. https://bit.ly/3mRoY5m

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Lucius Saturday Night Fever

Newport Folk Festival announced on June 17 that Lucius will perform at Newport Blues Cafe on Saturday, July 23.

“AFTERSHOW BENEFIT ANNOUNCEMENT: Please join us Saturday night July 23 for Lucius “Saturday Night Fever” at Newport Blues Cafe in Newport RI.

Proceeds benefit Newport Festivals Foundation with underwriting provided by our friends at Bose. Tickets will go on sale Thursday June 23 at 1PM ET. https://bit.ly/3mRoY5m

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Marcus Mumford & Friends

Newport Folk Festival on June 20 announced Marcus Mumford will host Marcus Mumford & Friends at The JPT on Saturday, July 23.

“AFTERSHOW BENEFIT ANNOUNCEMENT: Please join us Saturday night July 23 for Marcus Mumford & Friends at the Jane Pickens Theater in Newport RI.

Proceeds benefit Newport Festivals Foundation. Tickets will go on sale Thursday June 23 at 1PM ET. https://bit.ly/3mRoY5m

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Deer Tick Exile On Thames Street

Newport Folk Festival announced on June 21 that Deer Tick will host “Exile on Thames Street” at Newport Blues Cafe on July 24.

AFTERSHOW BENEFIT ANNOUNCEMENT: Please join us Sunday night July 24 for Deer Tick “Exile On Thames Street” at Newport Blues Cafe in Newport RI.

Proceeds benefit Newport Festivals Foundation with underwriting by our friends at @Faherty Brand. Tickets will go on sale Thursday June 23 at 1PM ET. https://bit.ly/3mRoY5m

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Stay tuned for more aftershow announcements.

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