The city of Newport is home to one of the biggest outdoor summer folk music festivals in Rhode Island and the USA. Prime acts including Wilco, Fleet Foxes and John Prine are some of the all-star talent headlining this year’s Newport Folk Festival kicking off in July 2017.
On Friday July 28, the Fleet Foxes will take to the stage as headliners on the show. It was recently announced that Wilco will perform on July 29 and that John Prine will headline on July 30th. Wilco is poised for the spot as a home grown alternative rock band hailing out of Chicago. Fleet Foxes are primed as a solid indie folk band out of Seattle and the legendary John Prine is set to bring his legendary country folk sound to the three-day concert series. Other musical acts scheduled to perform include Ben Gibbard, Regina Spektor and Hurray for the Riff Raff.
The festival is scheduled to run from July 28 through 30 in the city of Newport at Fort Adams State Park.
Check out this year's festival roster here.