The Newport Folk Festival returns to Fort Adams July 25, 26, and 27 2014 with an epic line-up, four stages of music, and a variety of artists. Performing artists Jack White, Ryan Adams, Jeff Tweedy, Conor Oberst, Band of Horses, Nickel Creek, Kurt Vile and The Violators, Jenny Lewis, Deer Tick, The Milk Carton Kids, The Devil Makes Three, Trampled By Turtles, Mavis Staples, Dawes, and many more.
Newport Folk Festival has put together a jaw-dropping mix of artists for it’s 55th year. Headliner Jack White is expected to “bring the blues back to Newport in a meaningful and explosive way” according to Newport Folk Festival producer Jay Sweet. “Listening to the haunting ‘Grinnin' In Your Face’, Mr. White muses, By the time I was about 18 somebody played me Son House, that was it for me. This spoke to me in 1,000 different ways. I didn't know that you could do that just singing and clapping and it meant everything, it meant everything about rock and roll, everything about expression, creativity and art. One man against the world, and one song. That's my favorite song, still is too. I heard everything disappearing, it didn't matter that he was clapping off time, it didn't matter that there was no instruments being played, all that mattered was the attitude of the song. I knew right then he was the answer and he had to come to Newport Folk.” explained Sweet.
A festival that began in 1959 has proved to be a force to be reckoned with. “Newport Jazz and Newport Folk are the grandparents of the modern-day festival, and have left an indelible mark on the landscape of music history.” Newport Folk Festival’s breathtaking views, incredible line-up, and endless music makes this three-day festival an extraordinary experience.