A world pandemic shuttering our plans to congregate earlier than shortly
shifting into the largest civil rights motion in over 50 years. Many
of our lives have drastically modified, financially, emotionally,
and/or irrevocably. It has been painful for many people, on the entrance
strains preventing the pandemic, on the entrance strains preventing social
injustice and particularly for these dropping family members alongside the best way.
Whereas it was an emotional intestine punch to cancel the pageant in a yr
the place it’s so clearly wanted, we felt it was crucial to our
group to do one thing. Music has at all times introduced our household
collectively, even after we’re divided. The Newport stage has at all times been a
sanctuary for artists to talk their minds on the occasions in entrance of
us, not with merely one voice alone, however many in unison. This yr’s
Newport isn’t any exception, collectively representing what it looks like
to be human in at this time’s world by amplifying our convictions. For 2020
these voices can be our megaphone, these occasions our stage.