Jimmy Buffett, The Black Crowes, Cat Power, Jakob Dylan Lead New Take On Historic 2008 Newport Folk Festival(2)

April 22, 2008

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 23 at 9am, with single day tickets and a limited number of discounted two-day passes available at that time. For more information on package features and pricing, visit www.festivalnetwork.com.

“We have taken great care in selecting the artists for this year’s Newport Folk Festival,” commented Tom Shepard, CEO of The Festival Network. “The festival is one of the oldest music events in the United States and this year’s lineup will respect its storied history while bringing in a new crop of artists that represent the future of American music.”

The new booking approach by The Festival Network aims to reestablish one of America’s oldest and most beloved music festivals among the country’s top summer destinations. With respect to the history and tradition of the festival, each artist’s set will be unique to the event. From rare song renditions to complete acoustic sets to the intimate beauty of the legendary surroundings, this year’s festival will stand out as a memorable turning point for years to come.

Founded in 1959, The Newport Folk Festival has become an institution, renowned for presenting well-known folk stars alongside the best new talent of the day in one of the most beautifully intimate settings America can offer. From Joan Baez, James Taylor and Joni Mitchell, to The Pixies, Bright Eyes and Wilco, the Newport Folk Festival continues to present nationally known performers as well as traditional folk and roots artists alongside new artists from a wide variety of genres including folk/rock, indie rock, bluegrass, country, alt-country, blues, grassroots and world music.

Below is the lineup for the 2008 Newport Folk Festival.  More to come.

  • Jimmy Buffett
  • The Black Crowes
  • Levon Helm
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Cat Power
  • Jim James (of My Morning Jacket)
  • Jakob Dylan
  • Stephen & Damian Marley
  • Gillian Welch
  • She & Him featuring Zooey Deschanel & M. WardCalexico
  • Kaki King
  • Brandi Carlile
  • Willy Mason   
  • Over The Rhine
  • The Felice Brothers
  • Jake Shimabukuro
  • Kate Taylor
  • Richard Julian
  • Jesca Hoop
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