NEWPORT, RI, Freebody Park, 26-28 July 1963
Newport Folk Festival
The Newport Folk Festival is an American annual folk-oriented music festival in Newport, Rhode Island, which began in July 1959 as a counterpart to the previously established Newport Jazz Festival.
The festival was held annually from 1959 to 1969 in Freebody Park on Rhode Island, barring two years of inactivity in 1961 and 1962. Following a 16-year hiatus, the festival returned to Newport in 1985, and it has been held at Fort Adams State Park annually since then.
1963 is the first visit of Bob Dylan to the Newport Folk Festival. He will come back in 1964 and 1965.
Below: 32-page programme, front cover and Dylan pages (Coll. Robert
Below: Programme leaflet/ticket order form. 14" x 8 1/2", folded twice to 3 1/2" x 8 1/2 ".
Below: Saturday 27 July, Afternoon Workshop ticket, signed by Joan Baez.
Bob Dylan performed each day of the Festival:
Friday July 26 1963:
With God On Our Side *
Only A Pawn In Their Game
Talking John Birch Paranoid Blues *
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall *
Blowin' In The Wind
We Shall Overcome (trad.)
Saturday 27 July 1963:
-Porch of Newport Casino, -Afternoon workshop.
North Country Blues
With God On Our Side (with Joan Baez)
Sunday 28 July 1963:
-Lawn of Newport Casino, -Topical songs workshop.
Who Killed Davey Moore?
Masters Of War *
Playboys And Playgirls
-Evening (Guest at Joan Baez' set).
With God On Our Side
* = Not in general circulation. Source: Olof's Files