The Newport Folk Festival has earned its place among the top summer festivals in the United States.

It is one of the most searched summer festivals, joining the ranks of Burning Man and Sign of the Times.

This celebrated Rhode Island festival has captured the hearts of festival-goers far beyond New England.

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Founded by music producer George Wein, his business partner Albert Grossman and several singer-songwriters, the Newport Folk Festival has been a cornerstone of American folk music since its inception in 1959. It has consistently showcased a diverse array of American folk music, from rural traditions to urban popular styles, delighting music lovers of all kinds.

This Year's Lineup

The 2024 edition of the Newport Folk Festival promises an electrifying lineup, featuring acts such as Hozier, Black Pumas, The War on Drugs and Dropkick Murphys, among many others. The festival will take place from July 26-28 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island.

Festival Preparation

To make the most of your festival experience, here are some essential details:

Box Office Opening: 9 a.m.
Parking Availability: 8 a.m.
Parking Shuttles: 9 a.m.
Gates Open: 10 a.m.
Food, Crafts, and Merchandise: 10 a.m.

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There is no camping on site and re-entry is not permitted once you leave the event grounds. For more information on how to prepare for the festival and what to expect, visit

If you are a folk music enthusiast looking for an unforgettable festival experience this summer, the Newport Folk Festival is not to be missed. As one of the most searched festivals of the year, it promises a vibrant celebration of music and community.

Marissa Sebastiao contributed to this report.

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