Newport Folk Festival 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.
Photographer Danny Clinch
Singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka
Singer-Songwriter Joshua Hedley
Natalie Closner Schepman of Joseph
Jonathan Russell of Head & The Heart. Photo by Billy Reid
Josiah Johnson and Jonathan Russell of Head & The Heart. Photo by Billy Reid
Photo by Billy Reid