Debut Newport Folk Festival Showcase at SXSW Music

Written by Stacey Wilhelm | February 8, 2013
<span class="caption"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/news/image/Nicki%20Bluhm.jpeg" width="480" height="320" alt="" class="image-large" />2013 Showcasing artist Nicki Bluhm</span> The annual Rhode Island [Newport Folk Festival](http://www.newportfolkfest.net/) will be hosting an official SXSW nighttime showcase on Tuesday, March 12th at [Blackheart](http://www.blackheartbar.com/) along with co-presenters [Paste Magazine](http://www.pastemagazine.com/) and [Sennheiser](http://www.sennheiserusa.com/home). The night will open with alternative country band [Houndmouth](http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MS20699) and folk rockers [The Lone Bellow](http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MS22449), followed by an acoustic set by singer-songwriter, [Jason Isbell](http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MS22017). Also billed for the lineup are [Spirit Family Reunion](http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MS22644) and [The Last Bison](http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MS20131). San Francisco based act [Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers](http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MS22645) will headline this night filled of roots music.