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Newport Folk Festival brings two-day concert to Santa Monica Pier
Newport Folk Festival brings two-day concert to Santa Monica Pier

The storied Newport Folk Festival, which bills itself as “the original music festival” and has delivered historic moments on the East Coast since 1959, will uproot and head west in the fall for Way Over Yonder, a new  festival taking place at the Santa Monica Pier. The festival, produced by Newport, will take place on two stages on Oct. 5 and 6, and feature an impressive 10-artist roster that includes soulful country-rock singer Neko Case, songwriter Conor Oberst, Arizona geniuses Calexico and hard Nashville troubadour Justin Townes Earle, among others. As is often the case with the Newport Folk Festival philosophy, its definition of “folk” is legendarily...

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