The Newport Folk Festival Added More Great Acts (And I Am Not Surprised)

The Newport Folk Festival continue its lineup announcements and – as expected – they are winners!

Newport Folk Festival Logo

Newport Folk Festival Trademarked Logo

The announcements made over the past three weeks are:


Preservation Hall Jazz Band – I love these men and they obviously love NFF!

Del and Dawg (Del McCoury and David Grisman) – wow! I have seen them separately but together is going to be mind-boggling!

Lady Lamb – Aly plays her unique blend of indie folk and indie rock. I’m interested in seeing her without a band.

River Whyless – I know nothing about them but their description is a blend of folk and pop. Sounds interesting!

Radical Face – Another band about which I know nothing but I look forward to learning about him.

The Cactus Blossoms – Country music!

Middle Brother – woo hoo! I got turned on to them a few years ago but have never seen them live! They are wonderful!

Aoife O’Donovan – I have seen her perform a number of times in various iterations. I was going to be sad that I could not attend her Cambridge show next week, but now I am happy because I can see her here!

Matthew Logan Vasquez – Another artist about whom I know nothing but am excited to get to know.

I plan to post the announcements weekly until NFF has completed the entire lineup. At that point, I might offer my opinions on which acts to see, once I know who is performing which day.

This festival has been sold out for a while. If you go to the festival’s website, there is a place for people to re-sell tickets if you are interested in purchasing some from fans, not scalpers. This is an amazing festival – even going for one day is worth it.

Friday:  Ray LaMontagne with My Morning Jacket, Raury, St.Paul and the Broken Bones, Flight of the Conchords, Fruit Bats, case/lang/veirs, The Staves, Radical Face, Aoife O’Donovan, Matthew Logan Vasquez

Saturday:  Father John Misty, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Ruby Amanfu, Dave Simonett and Dave Carroll, Norah Jones, Rayland Baxter, Amy Helm, Songhoy Blues, Del & Dawg, Lady Lamb, The Cactus Blossoms

Sunday:  Joan Shelley, Villagers, The Oh Hellos, Son Little, Glen Hansard, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Julien Baker, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, River Whyless, Middle Brother

About suze72

I've loved the arts all my life... I go to a lot of concerts, take lots of photos and want to share them. Every once in a while I do something other than a concert, too. The Boston area is full of opportunities to indulge my passion - I'd like to help make it yours too!

Posted on April 8, 2016, in concert announcements, music, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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