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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenJim James performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenTift Merritt performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenRamblin' Jack Elliott performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenThe Avett Brothers perform at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenBeck performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenMariachi Flor de Toloache performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island.
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenFather John Misty performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenThe Lumineers perform at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenMilk Carton Kids perform at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 26, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenThe Lone Bellow performs at the Newport Folk Festival's Sennheiser Sound Lounge and Paste Ruins in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenMichael Kiwanuka performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenJustin Townes Earle performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenPhosphorescent performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 26, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenShovels & Rope perform at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenThe Felice Brothers perform at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenJason Isbell and Amanda Shires perform at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenJim James performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenHurray for the Riff Raff performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenThe Lone Bellow performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenJD McPherson performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 26, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenThe Lumineers perform at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenOld Crow Medicine Show performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 26, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenThe Avett Brothers perform at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenSarah Jarosz performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenMilk Carton Kids perform at the Newport Folk Festival's Sennheiser Sound Lounge and Paste Ruins in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenThe 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.
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenBeck performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenAmanda Palmer performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 26, 2013.
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Photograph: Grace ChenThe Lumineers perform at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenMariachi Flor de Toloache performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island.
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenHurray for the Riff Raff performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenRamblin' Jack Elliott performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenThe Lone Bellow performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenOld Crow Medicine Show performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 26, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenShovels & Rope perform at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenFather John Misty performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenThe Avett Brothers perform at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenBeth Orton performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenJim James performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenAlynda Lee Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff with fans at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenMichael Kiwanuka performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenTift Merritt performs at the Newport Folk Festival's Sennheiser Sound Lounge and Paste Ruins in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenRamblin' Jack Elliott performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenSarah Jarosz performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenFather John Misty performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenColin Meloy performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenAmanda Shires performs with Jason Isbell at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenThe Avett Brothers perform at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenOld Crow Medicine Show performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 26, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenBeck performs with Andrew Bird and Ramblin' Jack Elliott at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenPhosphorescent performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 26, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenMichael Kiwanuka performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenThe Lone Bellow performs at the Newport Folk Festival's Sennheiser Sound Lounge and Paste Ruins in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenHurray for the Riff Raff performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenJD McPherson performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 26, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenThe Lumineers perform at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenJim James performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenAndrew Bird performs with Tift Merritt at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenThe Avett Brothers perform at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenFeist performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 26, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenTift Merritt performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenAmanda Palmer performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 26, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenBeck performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. Chen2013 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenRamblin' Jack Elliott performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28, 2013.
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Photograph: Michael J. ChenJim James performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 27, 2013.
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Newport Folk Festival 2013: Our 100 favorite photos (slide show)

Time Out's best photos and highlights from the 2013 Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island.

By Grace Chen and Michael Chen
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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.

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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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