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John McCauley performs at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

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July 27, 2013 – Hear the Deer Tick cover everything from Hank Williams to Jimmy Buffet in a solo set.

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Dancing in the rain at Newport.

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July 27, 2013 – Rain poured down on Newport, but that didn't stop an Old Crow Medicine Show hootenanny.

Phosphorescent performs at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

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July 27, 2013 – Watch Phosphorescent play the cosmic country song "Ride On/Right On" at the Newport Folk Festival.

Hey Marseilles performs at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

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July 27, 2013 – Hear the good-natured chamber-pop band exude sweet, hooky sunshine at Newport.

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JD McPherson performs at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

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July 27, 2013 – JD McPherson performs as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival

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Kingsley Flood performs at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

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July 27, 2013 – Hear Kingsley Flood clear a major milestone as the band makes its Newport Folk Festival debut.

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Music lovers gather and dance at the 2012 Newport Folk Festival.

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July 25, 2013 – It isn't the biggest or the flashiest festival, but Newport Folk has a history others can't match.

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Alynda Lee Segarra records as Hurray For The Riff Raff, one of the emerging acts making its debut at the Newport Folk Festival this year.

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July 23, 2013 – Download songs from the five most promising artists making their Newport Folk debut this weekend.

Ain't mad at that Newport sunset.

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July 18, 2013 – Relive the 2013 festival, with sets by Phosphorescent, Shovels & Rope, The Lone Bellow and more.

Tallest Man On Earth performs at the 2012 Newport Folk Festival.

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August 17, 2012 – One smallish Swede makes a gigantic sound with little more than his voice and an acoustic guitar. FolkAlley

Sharon Van Etten live from the Newport Folk Festival

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August 7, 2012 – Van Etten completes her transition into a bona fide blood-and-guts rock 'n' roll frontwoman.

Gary Clark Jr. plays the Quad Stage at the Newport Folk Festival.

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August 2, 2012 – Working off a blues-rock template, Clark infuses his gritty songs with soul, pop and even reggae.

Fans, from left, Jenn Spofford, Chrissy Stewart and Suzanna Kopec, all of Providence, R.I., cheer for My Morning Jacket as the band performs on the Fort Stage at the Newport Folk Festival.

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July 30, 2012 – See a gallery featuring Wilco, tUnE-yArDs, My Morning Jacket and more from the festival.

Sara Watkins plays the Fort Stage at the Newport Folk Festival.

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July 30, 2012 – Watkins' songs rest within pop, country and folk on the Venn diagram of musical genres.

tUnE-yArDs performs on the Harbor Stage at the Newport Folk Festival.

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July 30, 2012 – tUnE-yArDs' strange, joyous concoction is wild, rhythmic, layered and swirling with surprises. FolkAlley

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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.