Photos by Will Oliver

Following a warm return to live music with Day 1 and Day 2 of Newport Folk Festival, we returned to the Fort for Day 3, excited to join all our fellow music lovers at the haven that is Fort Adams State Park.

The day began for us with a delightful set from Chris Thile before catching a solo performance from The Head and The Heart’s Jonathan Russell. Next was a surprise set which came from the powerhouse soul rockers Black Pumas, which was a particular highlight of the entire festival for us.

We then had our hearts wonderfully broken by a solo Julien Baker performance, before Newport mainstays Lake Street Dive brought their live sound to the grounds. We then caught a surprise solo intimate performance by Langhorne Slim before Newport’s very own Deer Tick closed out the festival in their typical energetic fashion.

And with that our return to concerts kicked off in full force and there was no other place that we would have rather looked past the pandemic (as much as one can) and embraced the glory that is live music.

Chris Thile:

Jonathan Russell:

Black Pumas:

Julien Baker:

Lake Street Dive:

Langhorne Slim:

Deer Tick:

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