hot. 2020 Newport Jazz Festival Lineup: Norah Jones, Wynton Marsalis, Diana Krall & More ... Newport Folk Festival is in its 66th edition, and continues its legacy as a breeding ground for great music in jazz and beyond. Promoters not satisfied with the status quo should go one step further, Sweet says. Quiz: Are You Charging the Right Price for Your Event? Together with the help of the Highwomen, Dolly breezed through a few of her classics: “Eagle When She Flies,” “Just Because I’m a Woman,” “Jolene,” and “I Will Always Love You” — plus an full-cast choir of “9 to 5,” featuring Sheryl Crow, Linda Perry, Amy Ray, Judy Collins, and many others. During their rapturously received hourlong set, Shires sang a song in honor of her father (“Cocktail and a Song”), Hemby offered up an ode to “all the suburban moms” (“My Only Child”), and Morris channeled the Seventies country stomp of Dolly Parton (“Loose Change”). Ondara, Nilüfer Yanya, Phosphorescent, Portugal. FiveYears. Dolly Parton Turns Up During Brandi Carlile Variety ShowBilled simply as “♀♀♀♀: The Collaboration,” Saturday’s enigmatic headlining act turned out to be the Brandi Carlile Variety Show — or a one-hour, female-centric set specially curated by the Highwoman herself. J.B. Cover Songs Ring Out From Every Corner of the FestIn every corner of the folk music tradition, it’s paramount to pay respects to your roots, and this weekend, artists laid their roots bare through their a variety of cover songs. Want more Rolling Stone? Create a beautiful event listing and easily drive attendance with built-in tools. Photograph by Sachyn Mital. Newport Folk Festival 2019: 10 Best Things We Saw Dolly Parton, Kermit the Frog, J.S. “We’re little, but we’re loud, and we do big things!” S.E. Kermit’s duet with Jim James on “Rainbow Connection” kicked off a fitting ending to this year’s historic festival: With an ace backing band including John Stirrat, Benmont Tench, Chris Funk, and Janet Weiss (“drummer for hire,” as she was introduced), a slew of guests including Alynda Lee Segarra, Mavis Staples, Lake Street Dive, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band ran through sing-along folk favorites like “If I Had a Hammer” and “This Land Is Your Land.” The high point came when Staples joined Phil Cook, Hozier, Our Native Daughters, and Jason Isbell for a rousing rendition of the civil-rights-movement anthem “Eyes on the Prize.” Shortly after, Robin Pecknold, James Mercer, and Eric Johnson tackled “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” with the song’s inspiration — Judy Collins — appearing halfway through. It was the festival’s first all-female collaborative set. “You can. J.S. Kacey Musgraves’ Chilled-Out Country Finds a Fitting Home at NewportAfter many years of being steadily infiltrated by East Nashville’s legion of country/roots singer-songwriters, it was only a matter of time before a bona fide major label country star took Newport’s main stage. “Thank you for being on the right side of history again,” she said, before inviting up first-time Newport act and living country-music legend Dolly Parton. Newport Folk Festival was founded in 1959 by George Wein — who, by launching Newport Folk, arguably minted the phenomenon of the “music festival” itself.