Support
provided by:
close
 
Sarah Jarosz performs at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

Listen Sarah Jarosz, Live In Concert

August 27, 2013 – Hear Sarah Jarosz perform new songs as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

ListenPlaylist

Jim James performs at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

Listen Jim James, Live In Concert

August 9, 2013 – On his first solo album, My Morning Jacket's frontman turns inward to explore his lost wanderings.

ListenPlaylist

Members of the Mountain Goats perform live at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

Watch The Mountain Goats, Live In Concert

August 6, 2013 – Watch excerpts from the band's set, including a song unfamiliar even to diehards: "Animal Mask."

ListenPlaylist

Jason Isbell live at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival

Listen Jason Isbell, Live In Concert

August 5, 2013 – Hear ex-Drive-By Truckers' member Jason Isbell perform as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

ListenPlaylist

The Lumineers performs at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

Listen The Lumineers, Live In Concert

August 3, 2013 – The Lumineers lead several sing-alongs for a rapturous Newport crowd, including a Dylan cover.

ListenPlaylist

Rayland Baxter performs at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

Listen Rayland Baxter, Live In Concert

August 1, 2013 – Hear Rayland Baxter perform songs from his debut album as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

ListenPlaylist

The Berklee Gospel Choir

Listen Berklee Gospel & Roots Choir, Live In Concert

August 1, 2013 – From Boston's Berklee College of Music, the talented choir intertwines folk and gospel roots.

ListenPlaylist

Houndmouth performs at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

Listen Houndmouth, Live In Concert

July 31, 2013 – All four members of the Indiana band share lead vocals throughout their warm, rambling debut.

ListenPlaylist

Iris Dement performs at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

Listen Iris DeMent, Live In Concert

July 31, 2013 – Growing up singing in rural Arkansas, the 52-year-old songwriter emerges from another era entirely.

ListenPlaylist

Colin Meloy performs at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

Watch Colin Meloy, Live In Concert

July 30, 2013 – Watch members of The Decemberists and Laura Veirs join Meloy on a version of "Yankee Bayonet."

ListenPlaylist

Andrew Bird at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival

Watch Andrew Bird, Live In Concert

July 30, 2013 – Watch Andrew Bird collaborate with Tift Merritt as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

ListenPlaylist

Michael Kiwanuka live at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

Listen Michael Kiwanuka, Live In Concert

July 30, 2013 – With a voice that glides out of another era entirely, the Londoner's songs are no mere throwback.

ListenPlaylist

Bombino at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival

Watch Bombino, Live In Concert

July 30, 2013 – Bombino is a young, Niger-born Tuareg guitarist inspired by the wizardry of Saharan rock.

ListenPlaylist

Tift Merritt at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival

Listen Tift Merritt, Live In Concert

July 30, 2013 – Hear decorated country singer Tift Merritt perform as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

ListenPlaylist

Andrew Bird and Tift Merritt perform at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

Read Newport Folk Festival 2013: Day Three In Photos

July 29, 2013 – The final day felt like the last day of camp as folks came together to say goodbye.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

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.