The Newport Folk Festival is upon us, and FUV is once again headed to Fort Adams State Park with NPR Music to bring you some of the sights and sounds. Our coverage kicks off Friday, with the opening night performance by Ryan Adams. Although the prolific songwriter has a deep catalog to draw from, we're likely in for a lot of new material as Ryan is set to release a self-titled album on September 9th. Listen in and find out, Friday at 6pm on 90.7FM or online. Then all weekend long, FUV will be at Newport's main Fort Stage, recording performances and posting them to the FUV Vault.
Fort Stage performers:
- Friday: Ryan Adams, Band of Horses, Jenny Lewis, Devil Makes Three, Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer
- Saturday: Jack White, Nickel Creek, Deer Tick, Shovels & Rope, Pokey LaFarge, Aoife O'Donovan
- Sunday: Mavis Staples, Jeff Tweedy, Conor Oberst, Dawes, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Ages and Ages, The Berklee Gospel Choir
We'll archive as many sets as we can as fast as we can, and Team FUV will also be working with NPR Music to bring you exclusive video performances too.
Headed to Newport? Stop by the FUV tent by the Fort Stage and say hi, and remember to add #SummerofFUV to any pics you post. Here is the full festival schedule to start mapping out your musical itinerary.
Funding for WFUV's ongoing coverage of live concerts and festivals comes from The Agnes Varis Trust, supporting affordable access to the arts, education and healthcare.