The venues may be going virtual, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your favourite fest. In celebration of over 60 years of the annual Newport Folk Festival, The Bridge (Ch. 17) and The Village (Ch. 741) will be sharing exclusive sets and interviews from over the years starting this Sunday, July 26th.
Tune in as Newport Folk Festival Radio takes over the SiriusXM airwaves with legendary sets from the Newport stage, including performances from the late John Prine, Dawes, Billy Strings and Molly Tuttle, Aoife O’Donovan, Glen Hansard, John Paul White, and Darlingside. The takeover will feature Judy Collins, Milk Carton Kids, and more discussing memorable backstage experiences from past years at the festival, as well as guest DJ specials with Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls, Steve Earle, and Jay Sweet of Newport (complete with rare historical and contemporary recordings). Fans can also hear the future and history of folk being made during exclusive live sessions with Nathaniel Rateliff, Phoebe Bridgers, and Reggie Harris, along with archival sets from the early 1960s with John Lee Hooker, Reverend Gary Davis, Joan Baez, and Lightnin’ Hopkins.
Leading up to the weekend takeover, jumpstart the fun during The Village Folk Show. No matter where you’re tuning in from, grab your sunscreen, stay hydrated, and get ready to bliss out to music and historic festival moments. See the full broadcast schedule below (all times in ET).
The Village Folk Show
Sunday, July 26th at 10 pm (The Bridge)
Monday, July 27th at 6 pm (The Village)
Tuesday, July 28th at 12 pm and 6 pm (live feature only — The Village)
Thursday, July 30th at 8 am (The Village)
Friday, July 31st at 12 pm (live feature only — The Village)
Newport Folk Festival Radio on SiriusXM’s The Village
Saturday, August 1st from 11 am to 9 pm ET
Sunday, August 2nd from 11 am to 9 pm ET
The programming will support Newport Festivals Foundation, which in the last year has provided financial relief to over 400 musicians impacted by the pandemic and over 100 grants for public music education programs across the country. To learn more about how you can support this critical work, please visit www.newportfestivals.org.