Trey Anastasio has been added to this year’s Newport Folk Festival. The announcement was just tossed up on Twitter from the Newport Folk team…

2019 ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT: @treyanastasio is returning to the Fort this summer! In partnership with @mbirdfoundation, @newportfestsorg has made a donation to the music program at Mt. Pleasant HS in Providence, RI. #nffmusiceducation #newportfolk2019

This puts a lot of muscle behind The Mockingbird Foundation.

In partnership with The Mockingbird Foundation, Newport Festivals Foundation has made a donation on Trey’s behalf to support the music program at Mt. Pleasant High School in Providence, RI. Mt. Pleasant is an ethnically diverse learning community where most students are the first of their families to receive formal music education, and NFF’s donation and Mockingbird’s match will be used to purchase musical instruments for their students to play.

As you know already, Trey has a super busy spring and summer planned and this is hopefully a nice acoustic stop along the way. We’re assuming this is not a full Trey Anastasio Band performance based on how it’s labeled, see more info at the link below from the source…

Trey Anastasio [Newport Folk]