Newport Folk Festival closed out July this year at the seaside location that fans know and love and brought three days of the best in American music to Newport, Rhode Island. It was a particularly impressive year on the lineup front, and the special unannounced guests like Dolly Parton and Kermit the Frog really grabbed headlines early after the weekend finished up.

But all the music in between and everything else you’d see coming out of this festival — the words, the photos, the music — was collectively bundled as a pure joy, an overwhelmingly positive emotion, and a palpable spirit of collaboration, celebration and overall, festival-based jubilee. In other words…our festival happy place.

Our friend Jim Brock was on hand to shoot all three days of the festival and brought back a big photo gallery of highlights from each day.

Scroll down to see his shots from the fest and save the date for Newport Folk Festival 2020. We’ll be there! —Editor

Newport Folk Festival Day One (7.26.19)

For the first day of music, fans were treated to sets from Benmont Tench (of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), Cedric Burnside, Charley Crockett, Amy Ray, I’m With Her (featuring Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan), Lukas Nelson, Madison Cunningham, Phil Lesh and Friends, Sheryl Crow, The Highwomen and Warren Haynes.

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newport folk festival photo gallery 2019 live music blog jim brock eye on the music concert photography

newport folk festival photo gallery 2019 live music blog jim brock eye on the music concert photography

Newport Folk Festival Day Two (7.27.19)

Day two brought sets from Dawes, Gregory Alan Isakov, Jade Bird, Jeff Tweedy, Jupiter and Okwess, Lucy Dacus, Maggie Rogers, Rayland Baxter, and ♀♀♀♀ The Collaboration set … its very first all-female headlining collaboration. “It’s time,” said Brandi Carlile. —Editor

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Newport Folk Festival Day Three (7.28.19)

For the third and final day, fans were blessed with music from Bonny Light Horseman, Courtney Marie Andrews, Hozier, The Infamous Stringdusters, J.S. Ondara, Lake Street Dive, The Milk Carton Kids, Nilüfer Yanya, Our Native Daughters, Portugal. The Man, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Stephen Marley, Billy Strings and Molly Tuttle, and Phish frontman Trey Anastasio. There are also a full set of shots from the If I Had A Song tribute.

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Newport Folk Festival Day Two (7.27.19)

Day two brought sets from Dawes, Gregory Alan Isakov, Jade Bird, Jeff Tweedy, Jupiter and Okwess, Lucy Dacus, Maggie Rogers, Rayland Baxter, and ♀♀♀♀ The Collaboration set … its very first all-female headlining collaboration. “It’s time,” said Brandi Carlile. —Editor

Newport Folk Festival Day Three (7.28.19)

For the third and final day, fans were blessed with music from Bonny Light Horseman, Courtney Marie Andrews, Hozier, The Infamous Stringdusters, J.S. Ondara, Lake Street Dive, The Milk Carton Kids, Nilüfer Yanya, Our Native Daughters, Portugal. The Man, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Stephen Marley, Billy Strings and Molly Tuttle, and Phish frontman Trey Anastasio. There are also a full set of shots from the If I Had A Song tribute.