Newport Folk Festival 2017

Kathe Sever of Fort Lonesome and Billy Reid at the Newport Folk Festival 2017. Photos by Angie Stong and Billy Reid

Newport Folk Festival 2017

Wednesday Aug 2, 2017

Newport Folk Festival's storied past of supporting independent music dates back to 1957, spanning from Kristofferson to Stapleton, Dylan to Dawes, Pete Seeger to Portugal The Man. Set on the grounds of Fort Adams state park, a Revolutionary War-era fortress, NFF has become a rite of passage event for many up and coming artists.

We have been a part of the Newport Folk Family for the past five years. We’ve hosted after-hours gigs, premiered The Muscle Shoals documentary, and collaborated on festival merchandising. 

This year, we teamed with Austin-based fabric artists Fort Lonesome to create one-of-a-kind pieces for several performers, friends, and influencers on-site at the festival. “They worked their super talented fingers to the bone for three solid days to make these designs come to life,” Billy says. “A very special thank you to the fine people of Fort Lonesome. Much love and respect.”

We hope you enjoy some of the photos from our Newport Folk Festival.

Fort Lonesome custom chainstitch embroidery at NFF17
Adam & Eve by Fort Lonesome on Billy Reid NFF17
Fort Lonesome custom chainstitch embroidery at NFF17
Photographer Danny Clinch wearing Billy Reid Ft Lonesome at Newport Folk Fest 17

Photographer Danny Clinch

Michael Kiwanuka in Billy Reid at Newport Folk Fest 17

Singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka

Joshua Hedley in Billy Reid Oyster Shirt at NFF17

Singer-Songwriter Joshua Hedley

Natalie Closner Schepman of Joseph

Natalie Closner Schepman of Joseph

Newport Folk Fest 2017 by Billy Reid

Jonathan Russell of Head & The Heart. Photo by Billy Reid 

Newport Folk Fest 2017 by Billy Reid

Josiah Johnson and Jonathan Russell of Head & The Heart. Photo by Billy Reid

Newport Folk Fest 2017 by Billy Reid

Photo by Billy Reid