John Prine closed out Newport Folk Fest with Roger Waters & more (watch)

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John Prine and friends at Newport Folk Festival
photo via @rachelshorn

The 2017 edition of Newport Folk Festival wrapped up earlier this evening (7/30) at Fort Adams Park in Newport, RI. As a grand finale, John Prine brought out some special guests for his headlining set, like Justin Vernon (on “Bruised Orange”), Jim James (on “All the Best”), Lucius, Nathaniel Rateliff (on “Sam Stone”), Margo Price (on “In Spite of Ourselves”), and Roger Waters (on “Hello in There”). The festival closed out with a big group singalong of “Paradise.” Check out pictures and video clips from Prine’s guest-filled set below.

This isn’t the first time Roger Waters covered John Prine at Newport Folk Festival; Waters was a surprise headliner in 2015, and his set, which saw him backed by My Morning Jacket and Lucius, among others, included a cover of “Hello in There.” Waters’ “Us+Them” tour is underway, although the September Nassau Colisum shows are the subject of controversy as local officials try to have them cancelled over Waters’ stance on Israel.

Justin Vernon recently covered John Prine at Eaux Claires. Vernon’s weekend at Newport also included a collaborative Bill Withers covers set with members of Hiss Golden Messenger, Natalie Prass, and others.

Stay tuned for more from Sunday at Newport, and catch up on the weekend with pictures from Friday HERE, more on Fleet Foxes’ set HERE, and pictures from Saturday HERE.

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John Prine & friends

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The best @newportfolkfest set I've seen to date. To quote @john_prine "I think Santa Claus might be coming out next". Guest after guest and #johnprine is KING!! #newportfolkfestival #amazing

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The incredible #johnprine and #rogerwaters wrapping up @newportfolkfest #livemusic

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Thank you, @Newportfolkfest for another magical year. #NFF ❤️

— CLTure ( culture ) (@CLTure) July 30, 2017

Surprise guest at @NewportFolkFest: @RogerWaters joins @JohnPrinemusic during Festival's final set (w/@ilovelucius on harmony)

— Anthony Mason (@AnthonyMasonCBS) July 31, 2017

Last set at @NewportFolkFest: @JohnPrineMusic & @NRateliff on stage

— Anthony Mason (@AnthonyMasonCBS) July 31, 2017

Day 3 in the books and this final set was epic. Thank you @JohnPrineMusic and @Newportfolkfest ! #newportfolkfest @CLTure

— Julia Roberson (@juliaroberson) July 31, 2017

And just like that Roger Waters appeared…..oh, the magic of Newport #newportfolkfest #goodvibes #johnprine #rogerwaters @newportfolkfest

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I've been a fan of #johnprine for almost 40 years and I finally got to see him live. #tears of #joy thank you @newportfolkfest #bucketlist #folkyeah #music

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✨✨#JohnPrine #NFF2017

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#johnprine and #jimjames at #newportfolkfest

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