PBS NewsHour

Why musicians and fans still flock to Newport Folk Festival

Clip: 08/04/2017 | 8m 17s

From legendary masters to emerging stars, everyone wants to play the Newport Folk Festival. The relatively small, intimate three-day event sells out before the lineup is announced, attracting musicians who stretch the definition of the genre while retaining the original festival's tradition and sensibility. Jeffrey Brown talks to John Prine, Fleet Foxes, Nikki Lane, Michael Kiwanuka and more.

Aired: 08/04/17

Rating: NR

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