If you are around Producer Jay Sweet for any extended amount of time you quickly come to the realization that this isn't a job to him. Besides his family the festival is everything. His calm intensity and passion for his work is infectious. He eats, drinks, and thinks about Newport Folk Festival 24/7 365 days out of the year. The team that has been hand picked to work with and around Jay share the same passion for music and the festival. There is a shared sense of pride and focus to make each years festival better than the last.
In this photo Jay kicks his feet up to check in on last minute emails and requests. With under 24 hours until gates are opened, this little air conditioned office is intense. The flag over Jays head says it all. "Don't Tread On Me." Be mindful of the controlled chaos around you, kindly contribute or step aside.