Benmont Tench Joins 2019 Newport Folk Festival Lineup

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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ keyboardist Benmont Tench is the latest addition to the 2019 Newport Folk Festival lineup. Benmont will perform on Friday, July 26 at Fort Adams State Park as part of this year’s installment of the famed event, which runs through July 28.

For this year’s event, the Newport Folk Festival has partnered with each act on the lineup to donate to a music education cause of their choosing. The Newport Festivals Foundation made a donation on behalf of Tench to benefit Tipitina’s Foundation. “This donation will enable the Foundation to continue their youth music intern program – a program which has successfully equipped the musicians of tomorrow with the skill set and support needed for a music career,” as per festival organizers.

Trey Anastasio, Phil Lesh and The Terrapin Family Band, Sheryl Crow, Jeff Tweedy and Mountain Man are among the other acts on the bill. Tickets to the 2019 Newport Folk Festival are sold out.

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