NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL

July 24-26
Newport, RI

If the names Joan Baez and Bob Dylan strike a notable chord in your music heart of hearts (see what we did there?), then this festival is definitely for you. The two folk legends made their debuts at Newport in the late ’50s, early ’60s, and the big names didn’t stop there. Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson closed out the ’60s, and in 2009 Mavis Staples would celebrate her 75th birthday nowhere else. Now on to present day! Brandi Carlile, Leon Bridges and The Lone Bellow are just a few of the artists who will be performing on the Newport stage. The vibe is chill ? just like New England in the summer.