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The 2018 Newport Folk Festival

July 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - July 29, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

The Newport Folk Festival

The 2018 Newport Folk Festival will be held on Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 29, in Newport, Rhode Island at Fort Adams.

Fort Adams is located at 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI, 02840. One of the park system’s national treasures, Fort Adams is situated at the mouth of Newport Harbor with panoramic views. Each day on the Museum Stage, The Newport Folk Festival will honor the traditions of bluegrass, gospel and roots music, to which Pete and Toshi Seeger dedicated their lives. The format is a mix of workshops, live performances and lectures.

Some of the Newport Folk Festival featured artists include Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, Brandi Carlile, Colter Wall, Bedouine, Amanda Shires, Cheech & Chong, Colter Wall, Daniel Norgren, Curtis Harding, Jason Isbell, JD McPherson, The Wood Brothers, Tuck & Patti, and more. See the full artist list here

Newport Folk Festival Hours:

BOX OFFICE opens at 9am
GATES open at 10am
PARKING opens at 8am / Shuttles start at 9am
WATER TAXIS start at 8am
FOOD & CRAFTS start at 10am
MUSIC starts at 11am
MUSIC stops at sundown


July 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am
July 29, 2018 @ 9:00 pm


Fort Adams
90 Fort Adams Drive
Newport, RI 02840
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