Newport Folk Festival highlights

Valerie June.
Susan Riddle Duke
Valerie June.

This year’s Newport Folk Festival kicked off Friday and continues through Sunday evening with gospel-soul firebrand Mavis Staples. This weekend’s festival is jammed with artists shaping the parameters of modern folk, writes the Globe’s James Reed. The lineup includes Jack White, Nickel Creek, Deer Tick, Mavis, Jeff Tweedy, and Valerie June. (A full schedule is at

Reed is tweeting from Newport, along with others on the scene.

Follow social media highlights of the festival below.