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River City Extension performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival.

Listen Newport Folk 2011: River City Extension, Live In Concert

July 30, 2011 – The genre-smashing members of River City Extension live by the simple motto, "More is more," live.

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Low Anthem performs at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival.

Read Live From The Newport Folk Festival, July 30-31

July 19, 2011 – Watch the Newport Folk Festival live, starting at noon each day on NPR Music.

The Felice Brothers

Listen The Felice Brothers In Concert: Newport Folk Festival 2010

August 1, 2010 – The ramshackle rock band whips up an infectious mix of rock, country and folk, live in Newport, R.I.

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Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings performs at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival.

Listen Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings In Concert: Newport Folk Festival 2010 WFUV

August 1, 2010 – One of the most self-assured stage performers in the business, Jones performs live in Newport, R.I. WFUV

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David Wax Museum performs at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival.

Listen David Wax Museum In Concert: Newport Folk Festival 2010

August 1, 2010 – The roots-folk band won a contest to play Newport, but it didn't take long to prove it belonged.

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The Avett Brothers perform at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival.

Read The Avett Brothers In Concert: Newport Folk Festival 2010

August 1, 2010 – Hear the band give one of its warmly appealing, engagingly frenetic live shows live in Newport, R.I.

Swell Season

Listen The Swell Season In Concert: Newport Folk Festival 2010 WFUV

August 1, 2010 – The Oscar winners play a gripping and unpredictable set, recorded live in Newport, R.I. WFUV

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April Smith performs at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival.

Listen April Smith And The Great Picture Show: Newport Folk Festival 2010

August 1, 2010 – Hear Smith's buoyantly quirky, charmingly timeless songs, performed live in Newport, R.I.

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Daniel Martin Moore performs at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival.

Listen Ben Sollee And Daniel Martin Moore: Newport Folk Festival 2010

August 1, 2010 – Hear the Kentucky singer-songwriters pay tribute to mountain life, recorded live in Newport, R.I.

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Pokey LaFarge performs at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival.

Listen Pokey LaFarge In Concert: Newport Folk Festival 2010

August 1, 2010 – The wandering, free-spirited folk-rock troubadour and his band perform live in Newport, R.I.

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Elvis Perkins

Listen Elvis Perkins In Concert: Newport Folk Festival 2010

August 1, 2010 – A storyteller with a flair for traversing unexpected terrain, Perkins performs live in Newport, R.I.

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Tao Seeger performs at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival.

Listen Tao Seeger Band In Concert: Newport Folk Festival 2010 WFUV

August 1, 2010 – The grandson of folk great Pete Seeger has carried on in the family tradition of musical activism. WFUV

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Punch Brothers perform at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival.

Listen Punch Brothers In Concert: Newport Folk Festival 2010 FolkAlley

August 1, 2010 – Chris Thile, from the best-selling Nickel Creek, plays live with his progressive bluegrass group. FolkAlley

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Cory Chisel performs at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival.

Listen Cory Chisel And The Wandering Sons In Concert: Newport Folk Festival 2010

August 1, 2010 – The Wisconsin musician got into music while singing in church for his father, a Baptist minister.

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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.