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