NPR Music to stream Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival
(Published: July 21, 2011)
NPR Music, together with six partner radio stations, is exclusively live webcasting and broadcasting dozens of performances from George Wein's Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival, offering four days of music from leading bands, singers and artists.
For the Folk Festival on July 30 and 31, NPR Music and WFUV New York, FolkAlley.com (WKSU) Kent, Ohio, and mvyradio in Martha's Vineyard and Newport are live video streaming many acclaimed acts.
At the Jazz Festival on August 6 and 7, NPR Music with WBGO Newark, 89.7 WGBH Radio Boston and WICN New England are broadcasting and audio webcasting line-ups from three stages.
For the fourth straight year, festival concerts will be accessible through free, live audio webcasts at NPR Music, and live station broadcasts.
NPR Music's folk and jazz festival coverage will be available at www.npr.org/newportfolk and www.npr.org/newportjazz Follow @allsongs and @blogsupreme for on-the-scene reports and commentary.
NPR Music, together with WFUV, Folk Alley and mvyradio, will video webcast and broadcast from all three stages at the Folk Festival on July 30-31 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (MT). Performers during these two days include The Decemberists, Emmylou Harris, Elvis Costello (above), Gogol Bordello, M. Ward, Mavis Staples, Tegan and Sarah, Typhoon and Gillian Welch.
The next weekend, August 6 and 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 5: 30 p.m. (MT), NPR Music teams with WBGO, 89.7 WGBH and WICN to live audio webcast and broadcast three stages from the Jazz Festival. Audiences will hear selections from Saturday's and Sunday's bills, which may include Avishai Cohen's Triveni with Anat Cohen, Esperanza Spalding, Mostly Other People Do the Killing, Randy Weston's African Rhythms Trio and Wynton Marsalis.