1. It takes planning, cunning and Olympic-style training to get a primo spot on the lawn at the newportfolkfest. Only the most seasoned fast-walkers survive. So grab your blankets, chairs and coolers, NPR Music’s saved a spot for you.

    Stream concerts, watch videos and see photos at npr.org/newportfolk, with more to come!

  2. Photos from the newportfolkfest, by adamkissick for NPR.

    More photos on Flickr!

  3. The gates are open! Master fast-walkers of newportfolkfest be gettin’ those spots. 
We’ve got a few sets from Friday to stream, including Ryan Adams, The Devil Makes Three and Anais Mitchell with Jefferson Hamer. More to come!

    The gates are open! Master fast-walkers of newportfolkfest be gettin’ those spots. 

    We’ve got a few sets from Friday to stream, including Ryan Adams, The Devil Makes Three and Anais Mitchell with Jefferson Hamer. More to come!

  4. LIVE TONIGHT: Stream Ryan Adams' newportfolkfest set, 6 p.m. ET. 

    LIVE TONIGHT: Stream Ryan Adams' newportfolkfest set, 6 p.m. ET. 

  5. Watch the R&B singer Mali Music perform with unabashed positivity and an uplifting spirit at NPR’s Tiny Desk. 

    Watch the R&B singer Mali Music perform with unabashed positivity and an uplifting spirit at NPR’s Tiny Desk

  6. Who’s going to newportfolkfest this weekend? Here’s a playlist to get y’all pumped. (On Rdio, too!

    (Source: Spotify)

  7. You ever look back on your life and wonder, “What did I ever do?” And then you watch a bunch of teenagers nail Porgy and Bess┐(・。・┐) ♪

  8. Quetzal has spent two decades playing the soundtrack of its East L.A. neighborhoods: an evolving mash-up of Mexican son jarocho, low-rider oldies, cumbia, boleros, rock and blues.
Stream Quetzanimales from NPR Music’s First Listen. 

    Quetzal has spent two decades playing the soundtrack of its East L.A. neighborhoods: an evolving mash-up of Mexican son jarocho, low-rider oldies, cumbia, boleros, rock and blues.

    Stream Quetzanimales from NPR Music’s First Listen

  9. At 63, Tom Petty's cynicism works hand-in-glove with his hard-earned cragginess.
Stream Hypnotic Eye from NPR Music’s First Listen. 

    At 63, Tom Petty's cynicism works hand-in-glove with his hard-earned cragginess.

    Stream Hypnotic Eye from NPR Music’s First Listen