It's just about time for one of our favorite music events of the year: the Newport Folk Festival. What we love about Newport is that it's very musician-friendly, so you get a surprising mix of artists playing on stage with each other. Also, the lineup features both old favorites and young unknowns, who stretch the definition of folk music to include everything from heavy-metal bluegrass to Nigerian-inspired hip-hop and reggae.
Here's the lineup, subject to change:
Saturday, July 31
Sunday, August 1
You can hear our complete coverage at NPR Music, live streaming on the NPR Music iPhone app, and on WFUV in New York.
Our coverage starts at noon ET Saturday, July 31, and goes until sundown, and then starts all over again Sunday, August 1, at noon EDT.
I'll be there along with WFUV's Rita Houston, with lots of help from Folk Alley.
Sets will be archived online. Select sets will be available for download in the Live Concerts podcast.
You can also hear our Newport Folk Festival 2010 Mix, which features songs by artists performing at this year's festival.
We've still got performances from past Newport Folk Festivals available for streaming and download in our archives, including great sets from Fleet Foxes, Mavis Staples, Pete Seeger, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, The Decemberists and Gillian Welch.
We'll open up a chat room and post photographs, along with live commentary, interviews and, of course, a lot of great music.
Who are you looking forward to hearing? Let us know in the comments section below.