WFUV to Broadcast Live from Newport Folk Festival with Avett Brothers, Beck & More, 7/26-28
Team FUV is once again partnering with NPR Music to broadcast live performances from the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island July 26-28.
WFUV's Rita Houston and Alisa Ali will host the coverage, along with Ann Powers and Bob Boilen of NPR Music. The scheduled lineup for the weekend includes favorites The Avett Brothers, Beck, The Lumineers, and Old Crow Medicine Show, as well as up-and-comers The Lone Bellow and Shovels and Rope. Performances from the Newport Folk Festival will air live on 90.7FM and wfuv.org on Friday from 2:30-8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12-8 p.m. WFUV will also carry exclusive backstage interviews and post photos from the festival throughout the weekend at wfuv.org.
"After 54 years Newport is still a go-to destination for music lovers," Rita Houston said. "When you look at this year's lineup, it's no surprise that Saturday and Sunday sold out instantly. We're really pleased to treat everyone who couldn't get tickets to a great weekend of music."
New York's Rock and Roots station WFUV (90.7 FM, www.wfuv.org) is a noncommercial, member-supported public media service of Fordham University for more than 65 years. WFUV has received national recognition for its award-winning weekday format of adult album alternative music, local and NPR news, and a diverse weekend lineup. WFUV's robust website has extensive audio archives, videos, song playlists, an events calendar, blog and other resources.