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 Festivalwebsite.