Levon Helm at Newport Folk 2008 – photo by David Piacitelli

This summer, George Wein will bring the Newport Folk Festival
back to Rhode Island for its 51st year. The event will return to Fort Adams State Park on July 31 and August 1. While most of the line-up has yet to be announced. Levon Helm, who appeared at the event in 2008, has confirmed that he will bring his group back to Newport on Sunday, August 1. Additional performers will be named over the coming days.