2019 East Coast music festivals roundup: Where to go, who to see

WASHINGTON β€” Sure, winter coats have not yet been banished to the back of the closet, but just think: The sultry days of enjoying music in an open field will soon return.

There’s no need to shell out a paycheck (or two) to fly across the country for Coachella. Hop on a bus or train, or plan a road trip to catch these East Coast music festivals. There’s even one festival right within the Capital Beltway, and another just a three-hour drive away.

As more festivals release their lineups, this list will be updated. (Who’s on that Woodstock 2019 lineup?)

In the meantime, check out these festivals for a quick weekend getaway.

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The audience dances to St. Paul and the Broken Bones at the Newport Folk Festival on Friday, July 22, 2016, in Newport, R.I., the first of three days of concerts at Fort Adams State Park. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith)
Newport Folk Festival — Newport, Rhode IslandΒ 
July 26-28 The storied Newport Folk Festival is rolling out the announcement of their full lineup. So far on the schedule: Cedric Burnside, Haley Heynderickx and Mountain Man. More to come! On the festival’s website, it looks like tickets are already sold out, but there’s information about a fan-to-fan ticket exchange system. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith) (AP/Michelle R. Smith)
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The audience dances to St. Paul and the Broken Bones at the Newport Folk Festival on Friday, July 22, 2016, in Newport, R.I., the first of three days of concerts at Fort Adams State Park. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith)

This article was originally published Jan. 18, 2019. It has been updated.Β 

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