Listen to the Soundtrack for the Newport Folk Festival for Free
It's the second-best thing to being there in person.
Where can you hear Blind Pilot, Jim James, Michael Kiwanuka, Regina Spektor and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band all in the same place? The Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park, for sure, this Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 30. Spotify, too.
The Folk Fest team created a comprehensive playlist featuring dozens of performers from this year’s festival and it’s free to listen, whether you snapped up a three-day pass or you’re manically patrolling the Fan Ticket Exchange. That’s 206 songs from familiar bands like Wilco and regional faves like Ryan Montbleau to the new duo, Nancy and Beth, featuring decadent, campy covers by Megan Mullally (of “Will and Grace” and ““Parks and Recreation” fame) and Stephanie Hunt (“Friday Night Lights”). Their repertoire includes songs by rockabilly singer Lattie Moore and rapper Gucci Mane.
Check out the playlist here, and keep an eye on RIMonthly.com for our weekend coverage of the festival.