Neko Case, Conor Oberst, Brett Dennen, The Felice Brothers, Jonathan Wilson and More to Play Newport Folk Way Over Yonder
Conor Oberst, Neko Case, Brett Dennen, First Aid Kit, Shovels & Rope, Justin Townes Earle, Calexico and Jonathan Wilson will participate in Newport Folk Festival’s inaugural Way Over Yonder event. Other acts confirmed to appear include: The Felice Brothers, Shovels & Rope and Thao & the Get Down Stay Down.
The Rhode Island festival’s new West Coast edition will take place in Santa Monica, CA on October 5 and 6. Tickets go on sale June 14 at 10am through Ticketfly.com. A limited amount of discounted Early Bird tickets will be available subject to supply.
“We are thrilled to bring Newport Folk Festival to the West Coast, and look forward to meeting new friends and expanding the Newport Folk Family,” festival promoter Jay Sweet said in a statement. “I am humbled that we are able to partner with people who respect the history of our festival and share the dream of making sure this fabulous music continues to evolve and reach new audiences.”
A slate of solo acoustic acts will also perform in the festival’s Carousel space.
Newport Folk founder George Wein adds, “While our festival has been filled to capacity over the past few years, this partnership makes it possible for fans to experience some of the same great artists in a similar picture perfect setting. With the Newport Bridge, historic Fort Adams and Narragansett Bay as backdrops, enjoying Newport has been as special as the music. The Santa Monica Pier holds its own unique magic, and no doubt music lovers will also want to come back there year after year.”