NEWPORT, RI - April 4th 2007 — Festival Productions is excited to announce that for the first time ever in the festival’s long history, rock “n roll’s greatest jammin” blues band, the Allman Brothers Band will take the Newport stage on Saturday, August 4th at the Dunkin” Donuts® Newport Folk Festival. The Band will play a full, concert-length set as part of a sensational day-long program that also features the North Mississippi Allstars, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Tom Morello (of Rage Against the Machine), Assembly of Dust, and others, to be announced soon.
The Sunday, August 5th program welcomes back longtime festival favorites Alison Krauss & Union Station, featuring Jerry Douglas. The multiple-Grammy® winner joins Emmylou Harris, Amos Lee, Alejandro Escovedo, and bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley, among many others to be announced in upcoming weeks.
A program for Friday, August 3rd at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino will be announced soon as well.
Reserved Seating Section added at Fort Adams!
For the first time since the festival has been held at Fort Adams State Park, reserved seats will be available, in addition to general admission seating. Folding chairs will be set up theater style on one half of the lawn facing the main stage. This will be a no cooler/no blanket zone. The other half of the lawn will remain open for general seating for those who like to arrive early and bring their own low-backed lawn chairs or beach blankets.
Tickets & Information:
Tickets will go on sale Monday, April 9th at 10:00 AM through TICKETWEB on-line at www.ticketweb.com, by phone at 866-468-7619, and by mail. To order by mail, send a check or money order for the total ticket cost plus a $4.00 handling charge per order to: Festival Productions, P.O. Box 1221, Newport, RI 02840. Order forms are also available on the festival web site at: www.newportfolk.com. The Festival box office, located in Middletown, RI will open in late April; office hours will be announced in a few weeks on the festival hotline: 401-847-3700.
Reserved seats are $75 and will be sold for individual days only. There is no child’s price or two-day pass for the reserved seating section.
General admission tickets to Fort Adams State Park events August 5 and 6 are $55.00 for adults and $5.00 for children between 2 and 12 either day. Children under 2 will be admitted free of charge. Individual adult tickets go to $59.00 for Saturday or Sunday on festival weekend, if available. A limited number of General Admission Adult 2-Day Saturday/Sunday tickets will be sold for $95.00 while they last!
Tickets to the Friday August 3rd opening night concert at the International Tennis Hall of Fame will go on sale at a later date.
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