NPR To Webcast Newport Folk & Jazz Fests

 

 

And tune in to BLURT in
the weeks following the events for our own exclusive commentary, photos and
video interviews.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

NPR Music, together with six partner radio stations, has
announced it will be exclusively live webcasting and broadcasting dozens of
performances from George Wein’s storied Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz
Festival

 

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.

 

The 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 npr.org/newportfolk and npr.org/newportjazz. Video webcasts
and broadcasts Performers during these two days include The Decemberists,
Emmylou Harris, Elvis Costello, Gogol Bordello, M. Ward, Mavis Staples, Tegan
and Sarah, Typhoon and Gillian Welch.

 

The next weekend, August 6 and 7 from 11:30AM to 7:30PM
(ET), live audio webcasts and broadcasts will cover three stages from the Jazz
Festival. Performers 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.

 

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