Hear emerging young artists alongside some of the country’s most acclaimed musicians as they play live from the most famous folk festivals in the country.
WRUR-FM 88.5 in Rochester and WITH-FM 90.1 in Ithaca present NPR Music Live from the Newport Folk Festival, Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. It will also stream online (see link below). Broadcasting live from Fort Adams State Park, the 51st edition of George Wein’s Newport Folk Festival features such artists as Andrew Bird, The Felice Brothers, Doc Watson, Dawes, Nneka, The Avett Brothers, and many more.
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen and WFUV's Rita Houston guide listeners through the festival, sharing details about the bands, and their opinions on the performances. This year's lineup features both old favorites and young unknowns, from heavy-metal bluegrass to Nigerian-inspired hip-hop and reggae.
The lineup is as follow, but is subject to change:
Saturday, July 31
Jim James of My Morning Jacket
Doc Watson & David Holt
The Low Anthem
Sunday, August 1
The Levon Helm Band's Ramble on the Road w/ Special Guests
The Swell Season
The Avett Brothers
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band w/ Special Guests
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
The Felice Brothers
The Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile
Tao Seeger Band
Elvis Perkins of Dearland
Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three
Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore
Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons
April Smith & The Great Picture Show
George Wein's Newport Folk Festival celebrates fifty-one years of live music in picturesque Newport, R.I. The Festival celebrates folk traditions and innovations from all generations. To learn more about NPR Music Live from the Newport Folk visit: www.npr.org/newportfolk.