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Newport Folk Festival 2018: Recording Academy Recap
You want history? It's hard to beat Newport Folk Festival with its 1959 established date – not to mention the venue of Fort Adams State Park, which has been perched on the water in the small Rhode Island town since the mid-1800s. But Newport Folk has always been about doing something with tradition, shaking things up, pressing on forward, and being the change in the world you want to see.
This year's Newport Folk Festival saw a wide variety of movers and shakers, all coming together as a family in the name of great music. Come on in with the Recording Academy as we take you backstage to catch up with the festival's biggest attractions, up-and-coming folksters, surprise guests, and musical legends. Welcome home.