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  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

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    Jim James performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

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    Tift Merritt performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

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    Ramblin' Jack Elliott performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

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    The Avett Brothers perform at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Beck performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

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    Mariachi Flor de Toloache performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Father John Misty performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    The Lumineers perform at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Milk Carton Kids perform at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 26, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    The Lone Bellow performs at the Newport Folk Festival's Sennheiser Sound Lounge and Paste Ruins in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Michael Kiwanuka performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

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    Justin Townes Earle performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.

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    Phosphorescent performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 26, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

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    Shovels & Rope perform at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.

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    The Felice Brothers perform at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

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    Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires perform at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

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    Jim James performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.

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    Hurray for the Riff Raff performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    The Lone Bellow performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    JD McPherson performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 26, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    The Lumineers perform at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Old Crow Medicine Show performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 26, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    The Avett Brothers perform at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Sarah Jarosz performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Milk Carton Kids perform at the Newport Folk Festival's Sennheiser Sound Lounge and Paste Ruins in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

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    The Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir performs at the Newport Folk Festival's Sennheiser Sound Lounge and Paste Ruins in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Beck performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Amanda Palmer performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 26, 2013.

  • Photograph: Grace Chen

    The Lumineers perform at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Mariachi Flor de Toloache performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Hurray for the Riff Raff performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Ramblin' Jack Elliott performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    The Lone Bellow performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Old Crow Medicine Show performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 26, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Shovels & Rope perform at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Father John Misty performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    The Avett Brothers perform at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.

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    Beth Orton performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.

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    Jim James performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.

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    Alynda Lee Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff with fans at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island

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    Michael Kiwanuka performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Tift Merritt performs at the Newport Folk Festival's Sennheiser Sound Lounge and Paste Ruins in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Ramblin' Jack Elliott performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Sarah Jarosz performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Father John Misty performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Colin Meloy performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Amanda Shires performs with Jason Isbell at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    The Avett Brothers perform at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Old Crow Medicine Show performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 26, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Beck performs with Andrew Bird and Ramblin' Jack Elliott at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Phosphorescent performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 26, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Michael Kiwanuka performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    The Lone Bellow performs at the Newport Folk Festival's Sennheiser Sound Lounge and Paste Ruins in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Hurray for the Riff Raff performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    JD McPherson performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 26, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    The Lumineers perform at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Jim James performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Andrew Bird performs with Tift Merritt at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    The Avett Brothers perform at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Feist performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 26, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Tift Merritt performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Amanda Palmer performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 26, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Beck performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Ramblin' Jack Elliott performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Jim James performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.

Photograph: Michael J. Chen

2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island


As July came to a close, Time Out made a weekend getaway to the scenic Rhode Island coast for the annual Newport Folk Festival—now in its 54th year. This year's lineup didn't disappoint with appearances from emerging bands like the Milk Carton Kids, Shovels & Rope and Lord Huron as well as solid sets from folk veterans such as Old Crow Medicine Show, Andrew Bird and Tift Merritt.

Two of the most thrilling performances of the weekend came from Brooklyn's very own Spirit Family Reunion and the Lone Bellow, who got audiences on their feet to boisterously clap along. Other highlights included impromptu performances from the all-girl band Mariachi Flor de Toloache, who roamed the fort grounds throughout the weekend; a personal ballad from Jason Isbell, who openly sang about his recovery from substance abuse; and a surprise offstage performance from the Lumineers, who allowed fans a rare opportunity to get up close and personal.

Accompanying the festival's four main stages, partners Sennheiser and Paste Magazine hosted a series of "silent sets" where fans used wireless Sennheiser headphones to listen in on intimate acoustic sessions with festival artists such as Hurray for the Riff Raff and Langhorne Slim. Closing out the fest, antifolk darling Beck delivered a crowd-pleasing set of folk-revamped tunes, which appropriately included a Jimmie Rodgers cover with legendary troubadour Ramblin' Jack Elliott.

Until next year, farewell Newport!

Missed out? NPR has posted full videos of many of the weekend's stellar performances on their site.


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Joe

Looks like an amazing event and lots of fun. Each performer better than the last! Great photos too :)

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