When: July 25-27
Where: Newport, R.I.
Who: Band of Horses, Mavis Staples, Dawes, Shovels & Rope, Hurray For The Riff Raff, and more
Any folk fan from New England knows about the Newport Folk Fest. Since 1959 (yeah, it’s that old), this festival has hosted icons like Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, and Howlin’ Wolf. Nowadays, people flock to Fort Adams State Park in historic Newport to catch folk, Americana, indie rock, and country performances in an exceedingly picnic-friendly atmosphere. If you’re jonesing for a summer weekend getaway rife with food and music, this family-friendly fest is one of the best options out there.