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  • Smithsonian Folkways at the Newport Folk Festival!

    Smithsonian Folkways has teamed up with the famed Newport Folk Festival to present J.P. Harris’ Outside Folk, featuring Patrick Haggerty (of Lavender Country), Matt the Electrician, Chris Smither, Lula Wiles, and more! Catch them Saturday, July 28th on the Museum Stage.

    Outside Folk was born of a desire to honor an oft-overlooked group of veteran musicians, many of whom have spent their careers at the periphery of folk music and the spotlight. Pairing these torch-bearers with younger, traditionally-influenced musicians at the forefront of the "new folk movement," the Outside Folk program aims to show an artistic correlation across generations, create a unique musical moment in history, and honor those who've existed on the edges of tradition.

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