Jimmy Buffett, The Black Crowes, Cat Power, Levon Helm, Jakob Dylan, and Gillian Welch are among the initial artists confirmed to perform at the...

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