George Wein’s Folk Festival 50 Lineup

folkfestival50thumb1While most music festivals would be excited to rock for five years, the Newport Folk Festival is celebrating their fiftieth anniversary during August 1-2. This eclectic party in Rhode Island’s Fort Adams State Park includes performances from Pete Seeger and Joan Baez along with The Decemberists, Iron & Wine, and Fleet Foxes.

Tickets are still available for $69 in advance and $75 at the gate. Check out the full lineup in our Folk Festival 50 Guide.



Born during a sweaty, backstage, Bonnaroo downpour, the Chief Festival Junkie's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to every great festival that this wide world has to offer. While his identity remains a mystery, you may have already met him, probably when he helped himself to your party favors.

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