The Newport Folk Festival was named music festival of the year (under 30,000 attendance) Wednesday at the 30th Annual Pollstar Awards, which are essentially the Grammys of the concert industry.

The other nominees were: The Hangout Beach, Music & Arts Festival | Gulf Shores, AL – Desert Daze | Lake Perris, CA – Forecastle | Louisville, KY – Moon River | Chattanooga, TN and The Ohana Fest | Dana Point, CA.

The sold-out 2019 Newport Folk Festival will take place from July 26th – 28th at Fort Adams State Park.