Tag: Avett Brothers

Interview: George Wein and Jay Sweet On Newport Festivals Then And Now

As producer of the first Newport Jazz Festival (1954), the first Newport Folk Festival (1959), and the first New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (1970), along with countless other multiperformer events, George Wein virtually invented the modern music festival as we know it.

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Fake Steve Jobs Introduces iSierra Music Festival

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes…the ones who see things differently – they’re not fond of rules.” So sayeth Steve Jobs, the innovator affectionately parodied in this terrific video preview for this summer’s High Sierra Music Festival taking place July 1-4 in Quincy,…