“NEW” NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF LEGENDARY GATHERING

The Newport Folk Festival lives to celebrate it’s 50th Anniversary! Although it will bear a different name this year, make no mistake – the Newport Folk Festival will take place AND return to a form that will rekindle memories of the original event. Now called George Wein’s Folk Festival 50, … → read more

GEORGE WEIN RETURNS TO PRODUCE ANNUAL NEWPORT FOLK AND JAZZ FESTIVALS

83 year old George Wein is returning to stage. In 2008, the founder of the Newport Jazz and Newport Folk festivals sold his production company that produces the legendary events, but both events were in danger of being cancelled due to financial issues. Wishing to preserve the legacy, Wein will … → read more