Photo by Dean Budnick
On Aug. 2, the Newport Folk Festival will debut Our Voices Together, a new film offering a batch of never-before-seen sets by Brittany Howard, James Taylor, Julien Baker, Roger Waters, Tom Morello, Jason Isbell and more.
“This video is truly bittersweet…cancelling Newport Folk was the most difficult and emotional decision I’ve had to make in my 13 years with the festival,” Executive Producer Jay Sweet said in a press statement. “Fortunately, the support of our community since then has been remarkable, so we wanted to give something back. This video is our way of saying thank you to the fans, artists, donors, volunteers, and staff that make up the ‘folk family’, for their support during this incredibly challenging year. It’s because of you that we will be able to look towards the future and continue our work supporting musicians and music education programs across the country.”
Tune in to the premiere of Our Voices Together on Aug. 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET at FANS.com.
Organizers also request viewers consider a donation to the Newport Festivals Foundation.