It takes planning, cunning and Olympic-style training to get a primo spot on the lawn at the newportfolkfest. Only the most seasoned fast-walkers survive. So grab your blankets, chairs and coolers, NPR Music’s saved a spot for you.
Stream concerts, watch videos and see photos at npr.org/newportfolk, with more to come!
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"It’s a complete honour [to play Newport Folk Festival]. I don’t know exactly how I snuck in — I’m just so excited to play this wonderfully curated, beautiful festival. I’ll try not to think too hard about the history of it all, and just the songs." — Leif Vollebekk
Read our full interview with the Newport Folk Fest performer.
The only thing that’s more important than the music is your safety. We’ve been advised that’s there’s a POSSIBILITY that severe thunderstorms may effect the festival. If this were to occur, we are advising that, for your safety, you seek shelter in masonry buildings, your own automobile or in other safe places. Please do not congregate under tents or near metal structures. If we interrupt the festival, we hope it’s only temporary. Stay tuned to the app or to our social media outlets. Stay in place and we will alert you by all means possible as we have any more information.
Megan and Pokey. @pokeylafarge @newportfolkfest #tintype
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