Tift Merritt, Langhorne Slim, and Billy Bragg: Photos From Newport Folk

This summer marks the fiftieth year of the monumental Newport Folk festival. We have a team of our own folks from NPR Music, Folk Alley, WFUV, and mvyradio covering the festival all weekend. You can listen to sets from the main stage on your radio in Rhode Island or New York, or stream directly from NPR's Web site. We'll also be archiving the audio, so you go back and listen if you missed your favorite artists or if you just want to hear it all over again. Here are some photos from the start of day one:

Tift Merritt.

hide captionTift Merrit started the day at the Fort Stage.

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Langhorne Slim.

hide captionLanghorne Slim opened at the Water Side Stage.

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Langhorne Slim.

hide captionLanghorne Slim rocking out.

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Smiling Faces at the Water Side stage

hide captionSmiling Faces at the Water Side Stage.

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hide captionBIlly Bragg enjoying a cup of tea on stage.

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hide captionBIlly Bragg raising a defiant fist.

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Newport Crowd.

hide captionIt's a beautiful day for a festival.

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