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JB To Perform At Newport Folk Festival

April 17th, 2008

Jimmy Buffett will appear at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island in August. The Boston Globe has the details:

Buffett – whose “Margaritaville” is a staple at arenas and tailgate parties – is considering playing a stripped-down set with just two acoustic guitars at his Newport debut. “I threatened to do Newport before I was gone, and I seriously want to honor the heritage of the festival,” Buffett says. “I came up as a folk singer. I’ve always loved the idea of being a balladeer. You know, I might do Gordon Lightfoot’s ‘Canadian Railroad Trilogy.’ I am not going to do a Parrothead show.”

Tickets for the Newport Folk Festival go on sale April 23 via festivalnetwork.com. Ticket prices and package options are still being confirmed and will be announced in the coming days.

Billboard also has an article on the festival: “Buffett, Crowes Sign On For Newport Folk Fest”.

(hat tip to Beth for passing this along)

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