Buffett, Crowes Sign On For Newport Folk Fest
Jimmy Buffett, the Black Crowes, Cat Power and Jakob Dylan are among the artists performing at this year's Newport Folk Festival, to be held Aug. 1-3 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, R.I.Jimmy Buffett, the Black Crowes, Cat Power and Jakob Dylan are among the artists performing at this year's Newport Folk Festival, to be held Aug. 1-3 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, R.I.
Other artists include the Avett Brothers, Levon Helm, Stephen and Damian Marley, Gillian Welch, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, She & Him, Calexico, Kaki King, Cowboy Junkies, Willy Mason, Over the Rhine, the Felice Brothers, Jake Shimabukuro, Kate Taylor, Richard Julian and Jesca Hoop, among others.
The Newport Folk Festival is booked and produced by Festival Network, which also overseas such jazz/folk-themed festivals as JVC Jazz Festival Miami, Los Angeles' Playboy Jazz Festival and JVC Jazz Festival New York.
"We're consolidating all of our brainpower and trying to come up with some of the most progressive and creative programming going forward, so all of our Festival Network events are sprinkled with new and exciting events that differentiate ourselves from other music festivals," Jason Olaine, VP of programming at Festival Network, tells Billboard.com.
Tickets for the Newport Folk Festival go on sale April 23 via festivalnetwork.com. Ticket prices and package options are still being confirmed and will be announced in the coming days.