Daily Archives: July 30th, 2012

Not Quite As Good As Being There

The last weekend in July, which marks the middle of summer in my mind, is Newport Folk Festival weekend. This year the festival was sold out and the lineup was amazing. Jackson Browne, Wilco, Iron and Wine, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Patty Griffin, and so many more. If the music suits you, there’s no better place on the planet to hear it than Fort Adams State Park, overlooking Newport, its bridges and ocean.

Wilco Live at Newport Folk Festival/NPR

The last time I went it was too hot, and a little uncomfortable, but the listening was awesome. This weekend was mostly cloudy which was probably just about perfect, except for the brief downpours here and there.

Anyway, one of the great things about streaming is that all the concerts are already online courtesy of NPR Music. So you can enjoy a little piece of midsummer music today…


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