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45 short years ago today

Like everyone who was alive in the summer of 1969 I remember where I was when Neil and Buzz got out of the LEM and walked on the surface of the moon. I was 14 years old, on a trip with my summer camp to the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, RI. It was an amazing experience, in so many ways. Show More Summary

Jack White played Governors Ball, added to Newport Folk Fest! (pics, video, setlist, dates)

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin It was 2001 all over again at Governors Ball this weekend as Jack White played White Stripes songs on Saturday, the same day The Strokes co-headlined and one day before Interpol played. Another set of...

Is Newport Folk Festival the best lineup of 2014?

Jack White, Ryan Adams, and Jeff Tweedy lead an impressive lineup.

The Extremely Hard Lessons That the Themed Entertainment Industry Learned From Hard Rock Park

For music fans, it's all about being able to say that they were there at the Newport Folk Festival when Dylan went electric. For baseball fans, it's being able to say that they were at Dodger Stadium when Sandy Koufax pitched his perfect...Show More Summary

100 Tesla Model S hatchbacks to get NCE convertible conversions

The folks Newport Convertible Engineering have made a specialty out of taking coupes and sedans and converting them into convertibles. Sometimes this results in absolutely weird creations like a Range Rover droptop, but its latest project is significantly greener. Show More Summary

Dad Obsessed With Indie Movies Tells His Girl the World's Worst Bedtime Story

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From the folks who brought you "Mandible," perhaps the most twisted film-festival promo in history, comes a sequel that's also messed up—if less visually gruesome. RPA and Tool's new spot for the 15th anniversary of the Newport Beach...Show More Summary

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down playing NYC after Newport Folk Festival (dates, lineup)

Thao on Pier 84 in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield) Thao and the Get Down Stay Down have a few festival appearances scheduled for this year, including, Sasquatch, and Newport Folk Festival. Thao plays the Sunday (7/27) of Newport...

Nickel Creek Discography

News broke this week that Nickel Creek would be making an appearance at two of the finest folk and roots music festivals in the land this summer - Pickathon and Newport. (They'll also be at Telluride, which I've never personally been to, but trust everyone who tells me it's one of the best.)... Read Full Post

Band of Horses to Play Newport Folk Festival 2014

For many, it’s hard to believe that Band of Horses is making a Newport Folk Festival debut in 2014, but it’s true. On the heels of Acoustic at the Ryman, the band is set to headline the festival on Friday, July 25 with its mostly stripped-down set.

Mavis Staples Books Newport Folk Festival Gig For July

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The Newport Folk Festival says gospel singer Mavis Staples will perform in this year's line-up. Staples is the first act to be announced for the 2014 festival, which will take place from July 25 to July 27. The festival says special guests will honor her birthday and "75 Years of Mavis" throughout the weekend. Show More Summary

Can Bob Dylan save Detroit?

Rumors that he lived nearby put Woodstock on the map. His early appearances at the Newport Folk Festival awakened the '60s. Can Bob Dylan save Detroit?Of the long log of commercials in the most entertaining Super Bowl in years, Dylan’s appearance in...

Pete Seeger, Rest In Peace

There's probably very little I can say as an individual about PETE SEEGER that will make you feel more strongly about the man, his art and his beautiful life.. But I will try. I met Pete Seeger first in 2009 at Newport Folk and it was a fleeting but memorable moment. Show More Summary

Live from Newport Folk 2013: Berklee Gospel & Roots Choir

The Berklee Gospel & Roots Choir was a special treat, filling the Ruins with soulful harmonies and drawing in just about anyone who passed with their big sound.

Live from Newport Folk 2013: Wheeler Brothers

Watch Wheeler Brothers perform "My Time" live at Newport Folk.

Live from Newport Folk 2013: Deer Tick

Watch John McCauley and Ian O'Neil perform "Dream's In The Ditch."

Live from Newport Folk 2013: Spirit Family Reunion

Watch Spirit Family Reunion perform "All The Way Back Home."

Bob Dylan's famed electric guitar from 1965 folk fest sells for $965,000

NEW YORK — The electric guitar Bob Dylan played at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, when the acoustic troubadour shocked traditionalists with a set of rock 'n' roll, sold for $965,000 on Friday, a world auction record for a guitar, Christie's...Show More Summary

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