NEWPORT: Anticipation and Excitement

Well, after months of planning and organizing and anticipating, Newport Folk Festival 2011 is upon us! This year is by far the best Newport Folk lineup yet (I can say that with certainty because there’s proof – tickets sold out weeks in advance for the first time in the festival’s history!), and I’m beyond excited to attend the event with mvyradio.

Realistically, I won’t be seeing much music at all. Just like last year, I’ll be at our mvy tent in the Quad area backstage with several computers and a lot of responsibility. However, this is something I’m going to enjoy immensely…I’ll be editing every live performance to ready it for posting on our website and I’ll also be heading our Facebook and Twitter coverage.

Regardless of the fact that I won’t be strolling around enjoying the music from in front of the stage, I’m still psyched to just be in the presence of some amazing artists and to hear their performances from a distance (or through my headphones shortly afterwards).

Here are the artists I’m MOST excited about seeing/hearing:

Elvis Costello
Amos Lee
M. Ward**
The Civil Wars
Delta Spirit**
Tegan & Sara**

Chris Thile & Michael Daves
Middle Brother**
Justin Townes Earle**
Freelance Whales**
Typhoon

**With luck, I’ll be able to catch a portion of these sets since they’re on the Quad stage…the closest to our tent!

Make sure you check in with mvyradio either on your computer or your mobile phone to follow our coverage…we’ll be STREAMING SETS LIVE FROM THE MAIN STAGE! Also visit us on FACEBOOK where we’ll be sharing our entire Newport experience!

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