Newport Folk Festival has always been such a communal gathering. From the very beginning it was and is about creative collaboration. It is a festival where artist and fans comfortably commingle. The intimate setting of Fort Adams is a big part of what creates such a conducive atmosphere for artist to let their guard down and become a part of what makes this festival so magical.
In this image Chris Thile & Michael Dave decided to do an impromptu performance for fans as they were passing by during a little down time between sets at the Harbor Stage and Quad Stage. In the background is the old ballroom and barracks of the Fort Adams.