Guess who showed up on Saturday night (July 27) at the Newport Folk Festival. Hall of Famer – Grammy, Songwriter, Country Music and more – Dolly Parton.
The legendary country star had made her startling appearance during the collaboration show at the Fort stage at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island. It looks like The Collaboration is another super-group car and probably the curated work of Brandi Carlile (who has put together her own super group with her new all-girl band, The Highwomen), which appeared on Friday night at the festival first live show as a group. Carlile called it monumental.)
Before the show on Saturday night, there were already some puzzles as to who The Collaboration was. On the program of the festival was only that on Saturday evening, a show of four artists, which are represented by the Venus symbol of a circle with a small cross below, will be on display.
So you enter Carlile. Then rock star Sheryl Crow. Then Maren Morris. Then Natalie Hemby. Then Amanda Shires. Then freshman Maggie Rogers. Then newcomer Candi Carpenter. Then queen of the land soul Yola. Then the always spoken Judy Collins. And then Parton.
With a set list of all genres and eras, the larger-than-life group kept the crowd on their toes for the night's final show.
Dolly Parton to me: Congratulations on your first song! Me: pic.twitter.com/tVC4HuMu2K
– MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) July 28, 2019
The Newport Folk Festival runs throughout the Sunday with artists on all four stages ,