Valley Talks: Sixty Years of the Newport Folk Festival

February 9, 2020 @ 1:30 pm
Museum of Work & Culture
42 S Main St
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Museum of Work & Culture

Valley Talks, a series of free historical lectures, continues on Sunday, Feb. 9, 1:30 pm, at the Museum of Work and Culture.

Former Providence Journal music critic Rick Massimo will present sixty Years of the Newport Folk Festival. The talk will illuminate how this iconic Rhode Island event, the musical world around it and the city of Newport have transformed since the festival’s founding in 1959. Massimo will explore these evolutions through music, photographs, and stories, most of which are encapsulated in his new book: I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival.

Massimo grew up in Providence. He covered pop music for The Providence Journal for nine years and now works as a writer and editor in Washington, D.C. He has authored two books: I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival (Wesleyan University Press 2017) and A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set (Lyons Press 2016).

Seating is limited to seventy-five and is first-come, first-served.

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