Before Newport Folk Festival gets started July 28, which boasts acts such as My Morning Jacket, Iron and Wine, Dawes and Jackson Browne, a special Friday night concert has been planned. Wilco, with special guests Blitzen Trapper and Megafaun, will be performing on the eve of the festival to kick off what sounds like a great weekend of music.
The concert is set to take place at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, R.I., on July 27, with gates opening at 4:00 p.m. and music starting at 5:00 p.m. All seating is general admission on the lawn, with tickets available at Ticketmaster starting Friday, April 13 at 11:00 a.m. for $45.00. Limited edition keepsakes will be available for the first 1,000 guests to enter the gates.
For more information about the concert or festival in general, visit the Newport Folk Festival website.