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Listen to concert recordings from the original weekend music festival

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Newport Folk And Jazz Festivals Canceled Due To Coronavirus

Two of the U.S.' most influential and storied summer music festivals have been canceled for 2020, due to coronavirus concerns. The sibling events were scheduled to take place in July and August.

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​Margo Price, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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Margo Price gave an authentically rich performance at the 2018 Newport Folk Festival.

​Margo Price, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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Curtis Harding, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

Harding woke up the Newport crowd with the soul-rock hybrid he calls "slop 'n' soul."

Curtis Harding, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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Jen Cloher, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

Jen Cloher came to Newport with a fervor matched only by her volume.

Jen Cloher, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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Toots And The Maytals​, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

The oldest song Toots and The Maytals played, "I'll Never Grow Old," captured the spirit Toots Hibbert brought to the show. This will warm up your New Year's celebrations like nothing else.

Toots And The Maytals​, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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Shakey Graves, Live In Concert: Newport 2018

Austin singer-songwriter Alejandro Rose-Garcia, aka Shakey Graves, began his Newport Folk Festival set by raising a little hell.

Shakey Graves, Live In Concert: Newport 2018

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Glen Hansard, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

From a Swell Season favorite and traditional Irish tunes to a live collaboration with The War and Treaty, Glen Hansard's performance was enthralling.

Glen Hansard, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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A Change Is Gonna Come, Live In Concert : Newport Folk 2018

Jon Batiste led a star-studded cast — including Mavis Staples, the Dap-Kings, Chris Thile and Brandi Carlile — through the civil rights-themed set.

A Change Is Gonna Come, Live In Concert : Newport Folk 2018

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Courtney Barnett, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

There's electricity in the atmosphere at Newport Folk Festival as evening begins. As the penultimate performer on the main stage, Courtney Barnett's return to Newport felt like cause for celebration.

Courtney Barnett, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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Phoebe Bridgers, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

The 2018 Slingshot artist performed songs that unspool with a sonic ease that feel refreshing, even for an overheated festival audience.

Phoebe Bridgers, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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Bermuda Triangle, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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It's not often you find a band with three lead singers who each sound as impressive on their own as they do together.

Bermuda Triangle, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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Khruangbin, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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A power trio of an entirely different kind, the Houston band led a journey through globally-influenced funk, jazz, surf and psych-rock — before creating a live, instrumental hip-hop mixtape.

Khruangbin, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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Brandi Carlile, Live in Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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Brandi Carlile's Newport set was a pure celebration, as if she soaked up all that sunshine and love and poured it back over the crowd.

Brandi Carlile, Live in Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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The Lone Bellow, Live in Concert: Newport Folk 2018

The Nashville-by-way-of-Brooklyn band repeatedly took the Newport audience from joyful, foot-stomping singalongs, to a rapturous hush.

The Lone Bellow, Live in Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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Darlingside, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

Darlingside's dark songs are full of light, illuminated by voices that come from on high.

Darlingside, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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