Newport Folk Fest Streams This Weekend; Newport Jazz Festival Next Weekend

One of the countries longest running and most respected annual music festivals, the 2013 Newport Folk Fest is July 26-28th and features special sets from Beck, Jim James, Amanda Palmer, Fiest and many more.  3 and 2-day passes are long sold out, as are individual tickets for Saturday or Sunday, but if you’re not making it in person to Rhode Island’s Fort Adams State Park this weekend, fret not …
. . . WFUV, NPR.org and the NPR Music mobile apps will be streaming the festival.

WFUV’s Rita Houston and Alisa Ali are teaming with NPR’s Ann Powers and Bob Boilen to broadcast live on New York’s 90.7FM  (streaming at wfuv.org).  Even better than listening to FUV’s broadcast on the radio is watching NPR’s stream online.  Got plans this weekend?  Check back next week – select broadcasts will be archived by NPR as well.  Check out NPR’s live stream schedule below (in Eastern Standard Time; subject to change), NPR’s page here, and the full Newport 2013 line-up here.

Friday, July 26
2:30-3:00 Kingsley Flood
3:00-3:30 Milk Carton Kids
3:30-4:00 JD McPherson
4:00-4:30 Blake Mills
4:30-5:00 Mountain Goats
5:00-6:00 Phosphorescent
6:00-6:30 Amanda Palmer
6:30-8:00 Old Crow Medicine Show

Saturday, July 27
12:00-12:45 Hurray For The Riff Raff
12:45-1 Langhorne Slim
1:00-2:00 The Lone Bellow
2:00-2:30 Houndmouth
2:30-3:00 Shovels & Rope
3:00-3:30 Iris Dement
3:30-4:30 Jim James
4:30-5:00 Father John Misty
5:00-5:30 Trombone Shorty
5:30-6:00 Colin Meloy
6:00-6:15 Justin Townes Earle
6:15-7:30 The Avett Brothers

Sunday, July 28
12:00-12:45 Cold Specks
12:45-1:30 Tift Merritt
1:30-2:00 Spirit Family Reunion
2:00-2:30 Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
2:30-3:00 Lord Huron
3:00-4:00 Bombino
4:00-4:30 Michael Kiwanuka
4:30-5:00 Beth Orton
5:00-5:50 The Lumineers
5:50-6:15 Andrew Bird
6:15-7:30 Beck

As previously announced Beck will play his “best loved classics” along with “never before heard material from an upcoming acoustic record. The record can best be described as a self-contained work, one that came in the form of a burst of inspiration following the completion of last year’s groundbreaking Song Reader sheet music album.”  Read’s Beck’s full press release on Newport and his forthcoming acoustic album here, and don’t forget to watch Sunday evening….

Likewise, NPR will also broadcast Newport Jazz Festival August 2-4th.  Wayne Shorter Quartet with Herbie Hancock, Esperanza Spalding’s Radio Music Society, and Marcus Miller headline Saturday, August 3rd.  Chick Corea & The Vigil closes the fest the following night.  To listen or see a list of the other artists included in the live stream, visit here.

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