George Wein

The Takeaway: 53rd Newport Folk Festival More Popular Than Ever

Posted on 07/23/2012 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayFifty-three years after the inaugural Newport Folk Festival, the Rhode Island event is more popular than ever before, with tickets selling out a full three months in advance of next weekend’s festival. Attendees this year will be treated to Newport veterans like Arlo Guthrie as well as more contemporary fare like Alabama Shakes, Deer Tick and Wilco.