Tag: Newport Folk Festival

NON-PROFITS WANTED: Participation Row is Coming to Newport

Attention non-profit organizations: Two of the coolest, most scenic and historic music festivals in the world want to welcome you to their hallowed grounds. HeadCount is teaming up with the Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival to organize a Participation Row social action village at each festival. To apply or for more information, click…

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Dylan Goes Electric: An Interview With Elijah Wald

Elijah Wald has been a musician since age seven and a writer since the early 1980s. He has published more than a thousand articles, mostly about folk, roots and international music for various magazines and newspapers, including over ten years as “world music” writer for the Boston Globe. In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the…

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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.