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2019 Newport Folk Festival tickets go on sale on November 29th

Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival announced on their Facebook Page today that tickets for their 2018 festival will go on sale at 10 am on Thursday, November...

Six Picks: 2018 Newport Folk Edition

Well, it’s finally here! The Newport Folk Festival is the highlight of the summer for many music fans and WhatsUpNewp has more Festival coverage...

The Fans Speak: What’s So Special About Newport Folk?

The Newport Folk Festival is a lot of different things to a lot of different fans. We asked folks in an online forum for...

WhatsUp Interviews: Charlie Parr and Darlingside – “First Timers” Head to...

What does it mean to play the Newport Folk Festival? How does a musician approach such a career defining moment? This festival season, WhatsUpNewp is...

Newport Folk First Timers – Young Bands Make the Scene

In addition to headliners like John Prine, Fleet Foxes and Wilco, Newport Folk 2017 was a moment for new artists to shine. WhatsUpRI sat...

Folk Fest Interview: Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers

The Drive-By Truckers pull into the Newport Folk Festival Saturday with some great music and a pointed message. The band, originally from Muscle Shoals,...

Six Picks – The Newport Folk Edition

The Newport Folk Festival arrives tomorrow and we’ve got “Six Picks,” our list of bands you just can’t miss at the Festival. Of course,...

Folk Festival Sponsors – Spindrift and Late July Head to Newport

It's late July, and although the temperature outside feels like early November, things are heating up at Late July. That’s because the Boston based...

Interview: Grammy Winning Artist Rhiannon Giddens Coming to Newport Folk and...

Next weekend, Rhiannon Giddens joins a select group of musicians who have played both the Newport Folk and Newport Jazz Festival in the same...

Folk Festival Set to Begin Next Week – Behind the Scenes...

With just a week to go until 10,000 eager folks show up at the gate, Fort Adams State Park is getting all dressed up...