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Jeff Tweedy of Wilco perfroms at the Newport Folk Festival.

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July 27, 2012 – Wilco finished a career-spanning set with an encore featuring Woody Guthrie's granddaughter.

Jim James performs as "Yim Yames" at the Newport Folk Festival in 2010. James returns this year with My Morning Jacket as the festival's headlining act.

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July 20, 2012 – Don't miss full festival coverage — including a live webcast — next week at NPR Music. FolkAlley

Emmylou Harris performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival.

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August 1, 2011 – Hear the Country Music Hall of Famer bring sweetness, joy and mourning to the Fort Stage at Newport.

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Mavis Staples performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival.

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August 1, 2011 – Hear the singer and civil-rights icon in a concert from the Newport Folk Festival.

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The Head and the Heart performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival.

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August 1, 2011 – Hear the impeccable, sweet-voiced folk-pop songs of The Head and the Heart in concert at Newport. WKSV

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The Civil Wars play the Harbor Stage at The Newport Folk Festival on Sunday.

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August 1, 2011 – Hear the duo perform their sweet, harmony-rich folk-pop songs with loving chemistry at Newport. WKSV

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Middle Brother plays the Quad Stage at Newport Folk Fest on Sunday.

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August 1, 2011 – It's Dawes' world, people Hear the Dawes-adjacent band fuse rich harmonies with a hearty kick live.

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Justin Townes Earle performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival.

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July 31, 2011 – The young singer explores the sounds of gospel and stark folk music in a concert from Newport.

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Trampled by Turtles performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival.

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July 31, 2011 – Hear the band's blazing punk pace and impeccable dexterity of bluegrass in a concert from Newport.

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The Cave Singers performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival.

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July 31, 2011 – Hear the Cave Singers bring a rural-minded nostalgia from the Pacific Northwest to Newport, R.I. FolkAlley

Wanda Jackson performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival.

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July 31, 2011 – The Queen of Rockabilly was a forceful presence at the Newport Folk Festival.

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Amos Lee performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival.

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July 31, 2011 – Hear Lee perform songs from the hooky, honest and introspective Mission Bell in a concert Newport.

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Brown Bird performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival.

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July 31, 2011 – Hear the up-and-coming duo Mix dark American folk music and styles of Eastern Europe at Newport. FolkAlley

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Secret Sisters' Laura and Lydia Rogers perform at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival.

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July 31, 2011 – Hear Laura and Lydia Rogers showcase a mix of country classics and originals in a show from Newport.

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About The Festival

George Wein's Newport Folk Festival celebrates over 50 years of live music in picturesque Newport, R.I. The Festival celebrates folk traditions and innovations from all generations. For information on attending this year's Festival, visit their official website.