NPR and folk music — it seems like a natural fit. On July 31, NPR Music will offer a live webcast of the Newport Folk Festival. In addition, NPR Music and WFUV New York, FolkAlley.com (WKSU) Kent, Ohio, and mvyradio in Martha’s Vineyard and Newport will broadcast select sets from the Fest — air times are July 31 and August 1 from 11:30AM to 7:30PM (ET).
Fans can tune in to hear performances from The Avett Brothers, Andrew Bird, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Justin Townes Earle and more. They’ll also be posting on-demand streams from John Prine, My Morning Jacket’s Yim Yames, Blitzen Trapper, The Low Anthem and Nneka at NPR.org/Music.
NPR Music will also offer a live webcast and broadcast of the Newport Jazz Festival August 7 and 8; tune in to catch sets from Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Chris Botti and Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra.