Scenes from the 2011 Newport Folk Festival
AP Photo/Joe Giblin
The 2011 Newport Folk Festival was held July 30-31 at Fort Adams State Park. The festival, which featured legends like Elvis Costello and Wanda Jackson, sold out two weeks in advance — a first in its 52-year history.
Pictured: Mavis Staples was emblematic of the festivals commitment to social justice, singing freedom songs that reached back to the civil rights era.
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