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Newport Folk Festival ’08 – Jimmy Buffett, The Black Crowes, Levon Helm & more….

Posted by jhochstat on April 17, 2008

The lineup for the 2008 Newport Folk Festival was announced today and the artists on the roster will make this festival anything but a folk festival. With all of the festivals already announced this one seems like one of the few that I just might make it to….it is a mix of old & new, young and old, reggae & rock, singer songwriters and more…great job by the festival organizers for lining up this diverse and wonderful roster of artists.

Much respect to Festival Network CEO Tom Shepard who said in a press release today:

“We have taken great care in selecting the artists for this year’s Newport Folk Festival. 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.”

Tickets on sale April 23rd, festival is August 1st-3rd.

Don’t Miss Out!

This year’s line up:

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. Ward
Calexico
Kaki King
Brandi Carlile
Willy Mason
Over The Rhine
The Felice Brothers
Jake Shimabukuro
Kate Taylor
Richard Julian
Jesca Hoop

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