NPR To Offer Live Broadcast of Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival
For the fifth straight year, NPR Music, along with their member stations, will stream live performances from 2012’s Newport Folk Festival in late July and Newport Jazz Festival in early August.
Concerts will be accessible live through free broadcasts via a variety of avenues: radio stations, on the NPR website, and through NPR’s mobile apps. The broadcasts will also be archived, like they have been in the past, on podcasts.
Performances that will be broadcast during the Folk Fest include Wilco, Bitzen Trapper and Megafaun on Friday; My Morning Jacket, Deer Tick, Gary Clark Jr., Iron & Wine and more throughout the weekend. The Newport Jazz Festival broadcast will be announced closer to the festival.