Newport Folk Festival 2017: Day 1

Post Author: Anthony Mulcahy

Taking place the weekend of July 28th through 30th, the 2017 edition of Newport Folk Festival took place at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island. The festival began in 1959 as a counterpart to the Newport Jazz Festival. Photographer Anthony Mulcahy attended all three days of this year’s festival and captured performers such as Jay Sweet, Fleet Foxes, The Head and the Heart, Regina Spektor, Ben Gibbard, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Nancy and Beth (Megan Mullally & Stephanie Hunt), Blind Pilot, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Brent Cobb, Seratones, Big Thief, Wild Reeds, and Alone & Together on Friday, July 28th for this gallery.

The 2017 edition of Newport Folk Festival begins with sets from Death Cab’s Ben Gibbard, Regina Spektor, and more.