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Week 3 of Newport Folk Festival Lineup Announcements

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This week of Newport Folk Festival announcements started with an excellent one! So far, there are a couple of bands that I’ve wanted to see for a while but have missed either due to conflicts or selling out before I bought a ticket. Now I’ll have my chance!

This week’s additions to the lineup are:

The Devil Makes Three – an Americana band based in California

Shakey Graves – an Austin native singer-songwriter

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – folk-rockers based in San Francisco (I will admit to not being excited about this band – I saw them a year ago and would have left early but I was driving and the friend I was with did not want to leave – but I’m open-minded and might give them another chance depending on who else is playing on another stage at the sme time)

The lineup, so far, includes:

Friday:  The Devil Makes Three, Band of Horses, Death Vessel, Jenny Lewis

Saturday:  Shakey Graves, The Oh Hellos, Benjamin Booker, Nickel Creek, Shovels and Rope, Houndmouht

Sunday:  Hurray for the Riff Raff, Mavis Staples, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

Concert Announcement Friday!

tickets1I’ve been a bit remiss about posting announcements of concerts – I think I’ve been more focused on the Newport Folk Festival and the Lowell Summer Music Series.  I am posting the acts announced for those in separate announcements.

Here are some of the shows announced over the past two weeks:

Sugar Ray and the Bluetones at Johnny D’s – Friday, April 18

Joan Osborne at The Narrows Center for the Arts – Thursday, April 24

Ari Hest at The Sinclair – Wednesday, April 30

Rodney Crowell at The Sinclair – Wednesday, May 7

Jay Farrar at The Narrows Center for the Arts – Friday, May 9

John Sebastian at Tupelo Music Hall – Saturday, May 10

The Old 97’s at The Sinclair – Monday, June 2

Morrissey at the Boston Opera House – Saturday, June 7

Lisa Marie Presley at The Narrows Center for the Arts – Friday, June 20

Pat Benatar at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom – Wednesday, July 2

One Direction at Gillette Stadium – Sunday, August 9 (3 shows at a stadium with a seating capacity of 68,000+/-??? I don’t get it.)

Tommy Emmanuel at The Narrows Center for the Arts – Thursday, August 14

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