Newport Folk Festival

Newport Folk Festival is an annual American folk-oriented music festival in Newport, Rhode Island, which began in 1959 as a counterpart to the Newport Jazz Festival. It was one of the first modern music festivals in America, and remains a focal point in the expanding genre of folk music. The festival was held annually from 1959 to 1969, except in 1961 and 1962. In 1985, its founder revived it in Newport, where it has been held at Fort Adams State Park ever since.

Newport Folk Festival
My Morning Jacket performing at the festival in 2015
GenreContemporary folk music and other genres
VenueFort Adams State Park
Location(s)Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.
Coordinates41.478056°N 71.335556°W / 41.478056; -71.335556
Years active1959–1960, 1963–1969, 1985–present
InauguratedJuly 11, 1959 (1959-07-11)
FoundersGeorge Wein, Pete Seeger, Albert Grossman
Most recentJuly 22, 2022 (2022-07-22) – July 24, 2022 (2022-07-24)
Next eventJuly 28, 2023 (2023-07-28) – July 30, 2023 (2023-07-30)
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