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Newport Folk Fest belongs to margaritas and palm trees….

Margarita time at the Newport Folk Festival?

Jimmy Buffet of Margaritaville fame and blues rockers The Black Crowes are among the headliners at this summer’s Newport — yes — Folk Festival.

Also in the lineup announced today are:

Levon Helm, The Avett Brothers, Cat Power, Jim James (of My Morning Jacket), Jakob Dylan, Stephen and 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 and Jesca Hoop.

While many of these musicians are not considered traditional folk musicians, organizers say the musicians – some reggae, some country, some blues – come from folk music backgrounds and are expected to return to their roots for their performances in this festival.

The festival is scheduled for Aug. 2-3, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Fort Adams in Newport.

Tickets for which will go on sale at 9 a.m. on April 23 via www.festivalnetwork.com. Prices have not yet been set.

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April 17, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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