JACK JOHNSON to Headline First Tour Date for WFUV in Prospect Park
WFUV (90.7 FM/wfuv.org) will bring performances and highlights from three major festivals to the airwaves and Internet this summer. First up is a broadcast of Jack Johnson's sold-out Celebrate Brooklyn! July 10th concert in Prospect Park, which will air on Wednesday, June 11th at 8 p.m. The following week, WFUV plans to air the equally sold-out Celebrate Brooklyn! concert of Brooklyn's own The National live on Tuesday, June 17th, starting at approximately 8:30 p.m. These benefit concerts help subsidize the free concerts at Celebrate Brooklyn! WFUV's Celebrate Brooklyn! broadcasts are supported by Squarespace.
Continuing a tradition that goes back to 2005, WFUV's Rita Houston will broadcast her Whole Wide World program from the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee on Friday, June 13th, between 7-10 p.m. EDT. Rita and WFUV colleague Alisa Ali will present interviews and share highlights of the massive festival, which goes from June 12th-15th and features hundreds of artists, including Elton John, Jack White, Vampire Weekend, the Avett Brothers, and Phoenix.
In an ambitious undertaking, WFUV will be broadcasting live for the first time fromClearwater's Great Hudson River Revival at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, NY, on both Saturday, June 21st and Sunday, June 22nd. This year's festival has a star-studded lineup, including Lucinda Williams, The Mavericks, Puss n Boots (featuring Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson, and Catherine Popper), Rufus Wainwright, Richard Thompson, The David Bromberg Big Band, Dar Williams, Lake Street Dive, Josh Ritter, Delhi 2 Dublin, and Martin Sexton, all of whom will be heard live on WFUV. Leading up to the weekend, WFUV will spotlight a different Clearwater Artist of the Day at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The Clearwater broadcasts and features are supported by Fairway Market.