At the Newport Folk Festival, Dylan had been received Mirror: Bob Dylan Live at the Newport Folk Festival – (). On this day in , Bob Dylan went electric at the Newport Folk Festival, performing a rock-and-roll set publicly for the very first time while a chorus of. Newport, Rhode Island As Dylan walked out on stage on July 25th, he looked more like Marlon Brando than Woody Guthrie. With black jeans. An annoyed Bob Dylan took the stage on a Sunday night at the Newport Folk Festival on this day in and did something that would forever. The festival was held annually from to in Freebody Park on Rhode Island, barring two years of inactivity in and Following a year hiatus. Fifty-five years ago today, the traditionalists of 's Newport Folk Festival, Rhode Island, had watched Dylan walk onstage with an. Bob Dylan's performance at the Newport (Rhode Island) Folk Festival in is widely regarded as one of the pivotal moments in the history of rock music. Few performances in history are as legendary - or as controversial - as Bob Dylan's appearance at the Newport Folk Festival. : The Other Side of the Mirror - Bob Dylan Live at The Newport Folk Festival [Blu-ray]: Bob Dylan, Murray Lerner: Movies & TV. July Watch Bob Dylan's First “electric” Concert Ever – Newport you came on stage with an electric guitar and began singing your new.