Disappointed by the Coachella-drained Spring Weekend lineup this year? Consider giving the Newport Folk Festival on July 30-31 a try. Held every summer in Newport, RI, the Newport Folk Festival plays host to various modern and progressive folk and rock groups. This year, the lineup will include some up-and-coming acts alongside some big (real big, not, like, Spring Weekend big) names, including The Decemberists, Emmylou Harris, Elvis Costello, and Tegan & Sara. For a full list of performers, check out www.newportfolkfest.net.
It’s an eclectic program, to be sure, but we certainly appreciate the festival organizers’ apparent effort to secure a diverse, but relatively well known set of acts this year. Tickets go on sale today, March 31, at 10:00 am on the festival’s website.