Newport Folk

It might have been SNOWING earlier, but I’ve got summer on my mind because tickets to the Newport Folk Festival (coming up July 30-Aug 1) went on sale today. The lineup looks great so far: John Prine, Andrew Bird, Yim Yames (aka Jim James of My Morning Jacket), Calexico and local darlings The Low Anthem on Saturday.  Levon Helm, The Swell Season and the Avett Brothers on Sunday. 

*Here’s a little tip: Now through April 9, you can purchase discounted day tickets for $50 (down from $69) at the Newport County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

P.S. Look no further than our July issue for more on the Newport Folk Festival! We’ll be running a great nostalgic essay by noted novelist Adam Braver (and lots of fun photos from last year’s fest, too!).