Newport 1965

Bill Woodley


This exhibition features images from The Newport Folk Festival and other mementos of the 1960s folk music scene, including the Mariposa Folk Festival on Centre Island. Newport, Rhode Island, was the principal gathering place for folk musicians and fans in the 1960s. Woodley attended the July 1965 Festival with friends, and during the weekend, took casual photos of some of the main performers—including Bob Dylan, the day before he was booed for “going electric."