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Published: 2010/03/24

John Prine, Andrew Bird, Yim Yames, The Avett Brothers, Sharon Jones Confirmed for Newport Folk

George Wein’s Newport Folk Festival will return to Newport, RI’s Fort Adams State Park on July 31 and August 1. The influential folk and roots music festival will present a diverse mix of artists, including previously confirmed co-headliner Levon Helm. The festival’s July 31 lineup will feature the likes of John Prine, Andrew Bird, Brandi Carlile, The Low Anthem, Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket, Doc Watson & David Holt, Calexico, Dawes, Nneka, O’ Death, Liz Longley, Blitzen Trapper, A.A. Bondy, Sam Bush and Horsefeathers. Likewise, Newport Folk’s August 1 roaster will bring together Helm, The Swell Season, The Avett Brothers, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Richie Havens, Justin Townes Earle, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Punch Brothers with Chris Thile, The Felice Brothers, Tao Seeger Band, Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons, Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore and Pokey LaFarge & the SouthCity Three.

The weekend will kick off with a special event at Newport’s International Tennis Hall of Fame on July 30. That show boasts Steve Martin & The SteepCanyon Rangers, Tim O’Brien and Sarah Jarosz.

Here’s a look at the festival by day:


International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Avenue

Steve Martin & The SteepCanyon Rangers

Tim O’Brien

Sarah Jarosz

SATURDAY, JULY 31 ~ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm

Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Avenue

John Prine

Andrew Bird

Brandi Carlile

The Low Anthem

Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket

Doc Watson & David Holt





Liz Longley

Blitzen Trapper

A.A. Bondy

Sam Bush


and more

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1 ~ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm

Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Avenue

Levon Helm’s Ramble on the Road

The Swell Season

The Avett Brothers

Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings

Richie Havens

Justin Townes Earle

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Punch Brothers with Chris Thile

The Felice Brothers

Tao Seeger Band

Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons

Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore

Pokey LaFarge & the SouthCity Three

and more

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