George Wein's NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL 50 - AUGUST 1 & 2
FIRST ROUND OF ARTISTS & TICKET SALE DATES ANNOUNCED
Ticket sale dates and a partial list of artists are set for George Wein's NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL 50 (August 1 – 2) in historic Newport, RI. Produced by New Festival Productions, LLC, the festival will include two full days of music on three stages at Fort Adams State Park.
| Newport Folk Festival 2008 by Amanda Albion|
Among the confirmed artists for George Wein's FOLK FESTIVAL 50 are festival co-founder Pete Seeger, The Decemberists, Arlo Guthrie, Fleet Foxes, Joan Baez, Neko Case, Billy Bragg, Campbell Brothers, The Avett Brothers, Josh Ritter, Gillian Welch, Judy Collins, Del McCoury, Iron & Wine, Joe Pug, Tao Rodriguez Seeger, Balfa Toujours, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Tim Eriksen & Shape Note Singers, Langhorne Slim, Ben Kweller and Low Anthem. The complete festival programs will be announced later this month.
Tickets for George Wein's FOLK FESTIVAL 50 go on sale Wednesday, May 6, at 10:00 a.m.
New Festival Productions, LLC is owned and operated by renowned music impresario George Wein, who co-founded the folk festival in Newport in 1959 with his wife Joyce and Pete and Toshi Seeger.
Check our coverage of Newport Folk Fest 2008 here.