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From Our Schedule to Yours: 10 Must-See Artists at Newport Folk Festival 2016

There’s a reason Newport Folk Festival sells out long before the lineup is announced. It’s because disappointment is impossible. There isn’t a single artist we aren’t excited about this year, but when it comes to making your schedule, we want you to consider these 1o “must-see” acts.

The list is eclectic, and includes more than one sibling ensemble — The Staves and the Cactus Blossoms (whose You’re Dreaming is one of our favorite albums of 2016 thus far) — as well as Canadian songwriter Basia Bulat, Country artist (and maker of legendary gumbo), JP Harris, and the leading lady of old-school outlaw country, Margo Price…to name a few.

JP HARRIS

Friday | 11 am | Harbor Stage

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BASIA BULAT

Friday | 12:25 pm | Quad Stage

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THE STAVES

Friday | 12:40 pm | Fort Stage

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CACTUS BLOSSOMS

Saturday | 11 am | Harbor Stage

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JOHN MORELAND

Saturday | 1:15 pm | Harbor Stage

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MARGO PRICE

Saturday | 1:40 pm | Quad Stage

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IAN FITZGERALD

Sunday | 11 am | Harbor Stage

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THE STRUMBELLAS

Sunday | 12:20 pm | Quad Stage

Photo: Josh Goldman

Photo: Josh Goldman

THE OH HELLOS

Sunday | 12:30 pm | Fort Stage

Photo: Laura Heath

Photo: Laura Heath

SON LITTLE

Sunday | 1:15 pm | Harbor Stage

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Image via ANTI-

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