Jimmy Buffett, The Black Crowes, Cat Power, Levon Helm, Jakob Dylan, and Gillian Welch are among the initial artists confirmed to perform at the 2008 Newport Folk Festival, Aug. 1-3, in Newport, RI.

Festival festivities begin Friday night with a concert at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino with soon-to-be-named entertainment. The music will continue at Fort Adams State Park for two full days of music on three stages, Aug. 2-3. A partial lineup of artists has been announced with more to follow (see below).

Single day tickets for Saturday and Sunday, and a limited number of special Two-Day Passes go on sale April 23 at the festival’s website.

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August 1, Tennis Hall of Fame/Newport Casino:
To be announced

August 2, Fort Adams State Park:

The Black Crowes
Cat Power
Stephen & Damian Marley
Cowboy Junkies
Jim James (of My Morning Jacket)
She & Him (feat. Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward)
Jakob Dylan
Willy Mason
The Felice Brothers
Jesca Hoop

August 3, Fort Adams State Park:

Jimmy Buffett
Levon Helm
Gillian Welch
The Avett Brothers
Calexico
Brandi Carlile
Kaki King
Over The Rhine
Jake Shimabukuro
Kate Taylor
Richard Julian

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