Live music is an essential part of summer, and this "Summer of FUV," FUV is back at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival and Forest Hills Stadium to broadcast live, and making the rounds at festivals all over the area — so keep an eye out for the WFUV crew.
Our 'Summer of FUV' live broadcasts include David Byrne at Forest Hills Stadium on September 15 (photo by Jody Rogac, PR)
Tune-Yards photo by Gus Philippas
Back in June when the Decemberists were forced to postpone their BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival show because of Colin Meloy's lost voice, fans were disappointed and concerned. But Meloy is back to health, and last night the eminent Portland, Oregon literary rockers returned to Prospect Park for a rescheduled show with triumph and delight — and all was broadcast live on WFUV as part of our "Summer of FUV" concert series.
The Decemberists at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival (Photo by Gus Philippas/WFUV)
It's hard to name a more special musical experience than the annual Newport Folk Festival. Artists convene from all over the world, whether they're scheduled to perform or not, and they share all four stages with spirit. FUV's Rita Houston and Carmel Holt are longtime veterans of the fest. Below, they share daily highlights of the most exciting moments, some of which we'll share on WFUV.
The Lone Bellow (photo by Neil Swanson for WFUV)