Colin Meloy

Newport Folk Festival 2019 Recap - 7/26/2019-7/28/2019

Newport Folk Festival 2019 Recap - 7/26/2019-7/28/2019

Sixty years on, there continues to be no other festival that promises unity and unforgettable moments as well as Newport Folk Festival does.

WIN STUFF: Win 2 tix to see Colin Meloy at Lincoln Theatre!


One of my fondest Bonnaroo memories (and there are many after attending five consecutive years) is singing along with thousands of other festival-goers to The Decemberists’ “The Crane Wife 1 & 2” as it played over the PA system in between sets in That Tent. Talk about a sublime reminder of the power of music. We want you to experience the same thing (just with a few thousand less people) when Decemberists ringleader Colin Meloy plays Lincoln Theatre on Tuesday, November 5.

Meloy, who has studied theater and creative writing, makes music both solo and with The Decemberists that maintains folk traditions like epic storytelling. A few years ago, Newport Folk Festival appointed Meloy to the festival's Board of Advisers, saying, "...we couldn’t think of many artists better suited to the task of maintaining the integrity of the festival – as an adviser and as a performer. He embodies the old and the new of folk tradition, continuing a musical legacy while carving out his own.” Whatta guy.

For your chance to celebrate all things folk with Meloy on his upcoming solo tour, please do the following:

Leave a comment below telling us your favorite folk song. Be sure to use a valid email address and the name under which you'd like tickets to be held should you win.

The lucky winner will be chosen randomly TONIGHT, so be sure to enter before them! 

Didn't win? Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. tomorrow morning!