Newport Folk Festival Listen to concerts from this year's main stage.

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Margo Price, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

The country singer, who's been compared to Dolly Parton and Tammy Wynette, blazed through a set that demonstrated she's forging her own path. Hear the full concert.

Margo Price, Live In Concert

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Julien Baker, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

The 20-year-old Memphian's ragged-edged voice and ringing Telecaster were all it took to win over the Newport audience. Hear her solo set.

Julien Baker, Live In Concert

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Ruby Amanfu, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

You heard her fierce background vocals on Beyoncé's Lemonade. In Amanfu's Newport set, she combined vulnerability with swagger in a way that evoked the pioneering women of rock 'n' roll.

Ruby Amanfu, Live In Concert

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Elvis Costello, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

Joined by guests including Glen Hansard and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Costello performs songs from every chapter of his extensive catalog.

Elvis Costello, Live At Newport Folk 2016

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River Whyless, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

The folk-pop band builds mountains out of sensitive harmony lines at the Newport Folk Festival. Kam Franklin of Houston soul band The Suffers joined them on a Woody Guthrie-Wilco cover.

River Whyless, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

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Joan Shelley, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

"These are the smallest songs you'll hear at this folk festival this year, I think," Shelley said of her set with guitarist Nathan Salsburg. Small songs, perhaps, but each one contained a world.

Joan Shelley, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

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What We Saw At The 2016 Newport Folk Festival

More than four dozen bands played at this year's festival, which was full of serendipitous moments. Our photographer Adam Kissick captured it all.

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, with Matthew Logan Vasquez, perform at the 2016 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

The rootsy soul band worked through simmering soul grooves and hip-swinging honky-tonk.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

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Ryan Adams, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

The Newport favorite brought along some special guests for Saturday's most anticipated set.

Ryan Adams, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

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St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

Listen to the rollicking soul band perform songs from its upcoming sophomore album, Sea Of Noise.

St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

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Violent Femmes, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

The off-again, on-again rock band from Milwaukee, Wisc., built a careening, playful set around mainstays like "Blister In The Sun" and new songs like "I Could Be Anything."

Violent Femmes, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

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Stream The Newport Folk Festival This Weekend

We have your entire weekend planned out. Listen to sets by Ryan Adams, Elvis Costello, Alabama Shakes and more during our live stream of the Newport Folk Festival.

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Newport Folk 2016 Preview: Patti Smith, Flight Of The Conchords, More

The Newport Folk Festival puts a high value on artists who speak truth to power. The best of this year's lineup features musicians with messages, who challenge popular perceptions of folk music.

Newport Folk 2016 Preview: Patti Smith, Flight Of The Conchords, More

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Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear perform at the 2015 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

The mother-and-son duo radiated easy familiarity and sincerity during this charming afternoon set, with songs from their debut album Skeleton Crew.

Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

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Leon Bridges, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

During an afternoon set at Newport, the fast-rising soul singer gracefully and affectionately inhabited a set of timeless songs from his album Coming Home.

Leon Bridges, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

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