The Vital Story of the Newport Folk Festival with Newport Folk and Jazz Festival Executive Director Jay Sweet Moderated by Tim Peacock, Executive Director, Nelsonville Music Festival/Stuart’s Opera House
11:40 AM – The Vital Story of the Newport Folk Festival with Newport Folk and Jazz Festival Executive Director Jay Sweet - Moderated by Tim Peacock, Executive Director, Nelsonville Music Festival/Stuart’s Opera House
Jay Sweet, the Executive Producer of The Newport Folk Festival, The Newport Jazz Festival and Newport Festivals Foundation, a 501(c)(3) which expands the impact of its Festivals through music education initiatives throughout the United States. Jay has had a monumental impact on the live music industry through his curation and development of these festivals. During his tenure, the Newport Folk Festival has won five Pollstar awards for Music Festival Of The Year; and America's original music festivals have regained their stature as premier happenings for musicians and music lovers alike.
Tim Peacock - Moderator
Tim Peacock is the executive director of Stuart’s Opera House, a 440 seat non-profit performing arts and arts education center in Nelsonville, Ohio. As the executive director, he oversees all programming and day to day operations of the 140 year old theater. He has held this position since 2002. Stuart’s Opera House also produces the annual 7,500 person Nelsonville Music Festival and the inaugural Melted Music Festival in Columbus, Ohio. Peacock loves being outside, is an avid record collector, and often dreams of retirement.