#LongShadows submission for @JayZombie’s weekend hashtag project //  After #AmosLee closed his set on the Fort Stage, the Sunday sun shined brightly through a #FortAdams walkway as crowds gathered to see #MiddleBrother perform on the Quad Stage, inside of the Fort. Fort Adams was established on July 4, 1799. The current Fort was first garrisoned in August 1841, functioning as an active Army post until 1950. During this time, the Fort was active in 5 major wars. In 1965, the fort was given to the state of #RhodeIsland for use as Fort Adams State Park. #eyestorymedia #newportfolk #newportfolkfest #shadowporn #concert #music #folkyea (Taken with instagram)

#LongShadows submission for @JayZombie’s weekend hashtag project // After #AmosLee closed his set on the Fort Stage, the Sunday sun shined brightly through a #FortAdams walkway as crowds gathered to see #MiddleBrother perform on the Quad Stage, inside of the Fort. Fort Adams was established on July 4, 1799. The current Fort was first garrisoned in August 1841, functioning as an active Army post until 1950. During this time, the Fort was active in 5 major wars. In 1965, the fort was given to the state of #RhodeIsland for use as Fort Adams State Park. #eyestorymedia #newportfolk #newportfolkfest #shadowporn #concert #music #folkyea (Taken with instagram)

We’re excited about tonight’s triple bill at the #BeaconTheatre, featuring #NewportFolk alum’s @DawesTheBand, @HeadAndTheHeart and the one and only, @MavisStaples. Will you be joining us? #FromTheVault photo of #HeadAndTheHeart taking down the Harbor Stage at the 2011 #Folk Fest, captured by @StephenThorpey. // #Newport #NewportFolkFest #EyeStoryMedia #FolkYea #Music #Concert #Dawes #MavisStaples #NYC  (Taken with instagram)

We’re excited about tonight’s triple bill at the #BeaconTheatre, featuring #NewportFolk alum’s @DawesTheBand, @HeadAndTheHeart and the one and only, @MavisStaples. Will you be joining us? #FromTheVault photo of #HeadAndTheHeart taking down the Harbor Stage at the 2011 #Folk Fest, captured by @StephenThorpey. // #Newport #NewportFolkFest #EyeStoryMedia #FolkYea #Music #Concert #Dawes #MavisStaples #NYC (Taken with instagram)

Tags #beacontheatre    #newportfolkfest    #fromthevault    #concert    #folkyea    #dawes    #newportfolk    #music    #mavisstaples    #newport    #nyc    #headandtheheart    #eyestorymedia    #folk   

Instagramers in the Crowd

On Saturday at the Newport Folk Fest, we noticed a lot of awesome pictures from fellow Instagramer LizMcBride. Later on we saw a woman using Instagram near the main stage and @Takinyerphoto asked, “Hey are you Liz?” Sure enough, it was!

We learned that Liz left her professional photo gear at home so the Fest could be more of a vacation. She quickly realized there were a lot of great shots happening around her, and of course she photographed the entire weekend on Instagram.

According to Liz, “Bumping into you guys just reinforced how awesome it was to share the amazing things that were happening and experience them together instantly - virtually or otherwise.” Liz, we totally agree!

You can see Liz’s photos of Boston’s music scene and friends here.

…and this is our favorite photo of hers from the fest!

Tags #Instagram    #Newport Folk    #Music    #Festival    #Folk    #Concert    #Photography    #EyeStory    #Instagramer   

Our dear friend Iris Carlomusto in the Alex and Ani tent, blown away by Emmylou Harris wrapping up Newport Folk. (Taken with instagram)

Our dear friend Iris Carlomusto in the Alex and Ani tent, blown away by Emmylou Harris wrapping up Newport Folk. (Taken with instagram)

Tags #newport folk    #alex and ani    #emmylou harris    #concert    #music    #style    #fashion    #eco    #jewelery   

Listening to @BrownBirdMusic & asking myself: whoa, did that really happen @newportfolkfest?  (Taken with instagram)

Listening to @BrownBirdMusic & asking myself: whoa, did that really happen @newportfolkfest? (Taken with instagram)

Tags #newport folk    #brown bird    #music   

#DavidWaxMuseum just finished an awesome set on the Fort Stage! #NewportFolk #music #concert

#DavidWaxMuseum just finished an awesome set on the Fort Stage! #NewportFolk #music #concert

Tags #davidwaxmuseum    #music    #concert    #newportfolk   

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At #NewportFolk and @rvctyext are playing the most amazing music! (Taken with Instagram at Fort Adams State Park)

River City Extension rocks!

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At #NewportFolk and @rvctyext are playing the most amazing music! (Taken with Instagram at Fort Adams State Park)

River City Extension rocks!

Tags #Newport Folk    #music    #concert   

"I won’t be here in 20 years. The only way I can see to perpetuate the festivals was to go nonprofit. We can’t quit now. I say never quit. Once you quit, you’re finished."

Newport Folk & Jazz Festival founder, George Wein, on taking the festivals nonprofit this year to shield them from the financial uncertainties of corporate funding. via Washington Post.