fresh clippings: Folkin’ Excellent Lineup in Newport

Tickets for the 51st Annual Newport Folk Festival went on sale on Friday…and I bought some. I doubt the Newport experience with top that of Telluride, but I am honestly more excited about the Newport lineup and the travel distance required.

Tickets are $30-$85 for the seated event on Friday night and $125 for a 2-day pass for Saturday & Sunday. We’re doing all three.

Check it out…

  • Friday, July 30, 2010 – Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers, Tim O’Brien and Sarah Jarosz
  • Saturday, July 31, 2010 – John Prine, Andrew Bird, Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket, Calexico, Brandi Carlile, Doc Watson & David Holt, Sam Bush, Blitzen Trapper, The Low Anthem, Dawes, A.A. Bondy, Nneka, Horse Feathers, Sarah Jarosz, O’Death and Liz Longley
  • Sunday, August 1, 2010 – The Levon Helm Band’s Ramble on the Road w/ Special Guests, The Swell Season, The Avett Brothers, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band w/ Special Guests, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, The Felice Brothers, The Punch Brothers w/ Chris Thile, Richie Havens, Tao Seeger Band, Justin Townes Earle, Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three, Ben Solle & Daniel Martin Moore and Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons

George Wein’s Newport Folk Festival