This weekend, Mitchell played her first show in Newport in 20 years, 

Industrial style as the name implies, draws inspiration from a warehouse or an urban
loft. There’s a sense of unfinished rawness
in many of the elements.

some of her biggest fans came to see her. Marcus Mumford and Brandi Carlile were two of them.

Industrial style as the name implies, draws inspiration from a warehouse or an urban
loft. There’s a sense of unfinished rawness
in many of the elements.

Joni Mitchell, who sang "Big Yellow Taxi," wowed the crowd at the Newport Folk Festival on Sunday, July 24.

Industrial style as the name implies, draws inspiration from a warehouse or an urban
loft. There’s a sense of unfinished rawness
in many of the elements.

It was her first full-length live set in more than 20 years.

Industrial style as the name implies, draws inspiration from a warehouse or an urban
loft. There’s a sense of unfinished rawness
in many of the elements.

In her first appearance at the annual gathering since 1969, 

Industrial style as the name implies, draws inspiration from a warehouse or an urban
loft. There’s a sense of unfinished rawness
in many of the elements.

Mitchell held court on a gilded chair for a 13-song set. A parade of special guests paid tribute to the 78-year-old singer, 

Industrial style as the name implies, draws inspiration from a warehouse or an urban
loft. There’s a sense of unfinished rawness
in many of the elements.

who has had health problems and rarely appears in public since having a brain aneurysm in 2015.

Industrial style as the name implies, draws inspiration from a warehouse or an urban
loft. There’s a sense of unfinished rawness
in many of the elements.