2021 FOLK ON EVENTS

AS OF MAY 6, 2021

Due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions, Newport Folk will be doing things a little differently this year. We’ll be extending our dates to present two unique 3-day events of surprise performances, storytelling, and workshops at Fort Adams – July 23rd through July 25th and July 26th through July 28th.

WHEN DO GENERAL PUBLIC TICKETS GO ON SALE?

We will have general public tickets available for both Folk On events this summer. Stay tuned to socials and join our email list to be the first to hear all the on sale details.

WHAT COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES WILL BE IMPLEMENTED?

We are working intimately with state and local government as well as health officials to ensure our events will set a benchmark for safety and transparency throughout our protocols and communication. At the moment, it’s too early to publish our safety protocols in full detail. The conditions of the pandemic are evolving daily and trending in a positive direction. The safety of our fans, artists, staff, vendors and volunteers remains our top priority. We will communicate and publish detailed protocols as the event date gets closer so you know exactly what to expect. Please note that you will most likely be subject to certain health protocols required at the time of the event that could include proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test, temperature checks, social distancing and mask-wearing.

General Policies

1) All sales are final; no refunds or exchanges for any reason.

2) All artists, set times and stages are subject to change.

3) Events take place rain or shine. If severe weather becomes an issue and we need to interrupt programming, announcements will be made regarding safety procedures. Programming will resume when deemed safe.

4) All persons, bags and personal items are subject to inspection before entering the event. No bag larger than 20’x20’x10″ will be permitted inside the venue.

5) Any ticket holder that directly or indirectly interferes with the enjoyment of the event may be asked to leave the venue and may be subject to arrest and prosecution by State/Local Authorities.

6) The event will continue to make every effort to ensure socially acceptable behavior in order to allow ticket holders to enjoy the event.

7) Newport Folk/Jazz encourages a smoke-free environment and asks that you respect the health of your neighbors at the event and refrain from smoking in any area where it may affect someone else. Smoking is prohibited under all tents and inside buildings. Please find an isolated area if you must smoke, and dispose of your butts properly.

Ticket questions: folktickets@newportfestivals.org.

Artist submissions: fill out this form.

Partnership opportunities: billy@newportfestivals.org.

General questions: info@newportfestivals.org.

Media Request Form coming soon.

Volunteer information coming soon.

Food vendor spots are full for the year.

Due to COVID-19, we are only inviting Rhode Island craft vendors to the Fort this summer. If you are interested, please email popupmarket@newportfestivals.org.

All 2021 memberships are full. We will have 2022 membership updates in the near future.

GETTING TO FORT ADAMS STATE PARK

Fort Adams is located at 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI. One of the park system’s national treasures, Fort Adams is situated at the mouth of Newport Harbor with panoramic views of the Newport Bridge and the East Passage. This summer’s events at the Fort will feature 2 stages of music, food & crafts, two beer & wine gardens and a number of displays. The events run rain or shine.

BY BICYCLE

For bike info, visit bikenewportri.org/park-bike

BY WATER SHUTTLE

Newport Harbor Shuttle runs continuous service during the event weekend between Perotti Park and Fort Adams. It’s a 15 minute trip and reservations are not required. In case of inclement weather, please check with the ferry company regarding any service interruptions. More information can be found here. oldportmarine.com

The Jamestown Newport Ferry runs continuous service to Fort Adams with departures from One East Ferry Wharf in Jamestown and Perotti Park in Newport. In case of inclement weather, please check with the ferry company regarding any service interruptions. More information can be found here. conanicutmarina.com/jamestown-newport-ferry-tours-cruises/routes-and-schedule

SeaStreak offers a ferry service between Providence and Newport. Regular service runs from India Point in Providence to the Seastreak Ferry Terminal at 39 America’s Cup Avenue in Newport. In case of inclement weather, please check with the ferry company regarding any service interruptions. More information can be found here. seastreak.com/ferry-routes-and-schedules/between-providence-newport-ri/

PARKING

There is limited on-site car parking available at Fort Adams State. PARKING ACCEPTS CASH ONLY. Motorcycle parking is also available on-site for $10. As parking is limited and we love Mother Earth, carpooling is encouraged!

Parking for patrons with disabilities is located in a designated lot at Fort Adams State Park. The regular parking fee must be paid. When entering Fort Adams State Park site, vehicles with patrons needing access to this lot must show their handicapped license plate or placard, or other state-issued identification. The holder of the placard or identification MUST BE a passenger in the vehicle. There will be a shuttle bus fitted with a wheelchair accessible lift to bring patrons from the parking lot directly to the event entrance, running from 9 am until the end of the day. Violation of any ADA placard or license carries a fine of up to $500.

LODGING OPTIONS

For a complete list of Newport lodging properties and general travel information, visit Discover Newport.

GURNEY’S NEWPORT RESORT & MARINA
1 Goat Island, Newport, Rhode Island
(401) 849-2600
gurneysresorts.com

NEWPORT MARRIOTT
25 America’s Cup Avenue, Newport, RI
(401) 849-1000
newportmarriott.com

THE NEWPORT HARBOR HOTEL AND MARINA
49 Americas Cup Avenue, Newport, RI
(401) 847-9000
newporthotel.com

THE NEWPORT INN
353 Spring Street, Newport, RI
(401) 619-8787
thenewportinn.com

CAMPING OPTIONS
No camping is offered through the festival, but there are several campgrounds in the area. To see a map of those closest to Fort Adams, click here.

DISCOVER NEWPORT
Insightful information to help plan, explore, and experience Newport and our coastal communities.
discovernewport.org