August 8-10. "New York State's largest free outdoor music festival" simply refuses to die, and even continues to proliferate. Though still centering mainly on up-and-coming artists, this year's presently growing roster nevertheless does include some recognized regional names. Confirmed to appear at the town-wide, multiple-venue musical strollathon are Peter Sando, Pony in the Pancake, the Last Conspirators, the Warp / the Weft, the Grape and the Grain, the Brighton Beat, Black Mountain Symphony, Ras Majesty, the Matchbox Architects, NY Jazz Force, the Paisley Fields, Hoochie Coochie Men, Carl Mateo, the Bohemian Slackers, and, yes indeed, Mr. Funky Pants. Visit website for updated artist schedule and list of venues. Free. Hudson. Hudsonmusicfest.com.