WFUV Partners With NPR Music For Newport and Celebrate Brooklyn
July 24, 2012 at 8:43 AM (PT)
FORDHAM UNIVERSITY Triple A WFUV/NEW YORK is partnering with NPR Music to broadcast live performances from the NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL JULY 27th-29th and CELEBRATE BROOKLYN on July 31st.
WFUV MD RITA HOUSTON and BOB BOILEN of NPR MUSIC will co-host the NEWPORT coverage which includes live performances by WILCO, MY MORNING JACKET, DAWES, IRON AND WINE, PATTY GRIFFIN, JACKSON BROWNE, PUNCH BROTHERS and TRAMPLED BY TURTLES. WFUV will also carry backstage interviews from performers and will be posting photos online, along with FACEBOOK updates and TWITTER feeds throughout the weekend.
On JULY 31ST, ICELANDIC superstars SIGUR ROS bring their ambient rock to PROSPECT PARK BANDSHELL for a sold-out concert for CELEBRATE BROOKLYN’s free concerts series. HOUSTON and BOILEN will again co-host the broadcast.
"WFUV is all about being where the music is, whether it’s at small clubs on the LOWER EAST SIDE or big festivals like NEWPORT and CELEBRATE BROOKLYN," said HOUSTON. "We’re especially excited to be able to bring these sold-out events to our listeners in the NEW YORK area and around the world."