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Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals Plot Their Returns for July, But With Reduced Capacities

Chris Willman Music WriterThe Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals will both be returning to their home fort in Rhode Island in late July (overlapping into August by one day), although organizers caution that the two landmark gatherings “won’t look exactly the same” due to “modified capacities.” Tickets for the festivals, which tend to be near-instant sellouts even in a full-capacity year, will be made available “in phases.”Most intriguing is the revelation that the Newport Folk Festival, which usually takes place on a three-day weekend, will now be spread across six days, July 23-28… which doesn’t mean that it’s a single six-day festival. “Due to COVID-19 capacity modifications, Newport Folk will be extending its dates to present two unique.

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