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Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival 

Last Updated: 08/07/2013 7:37 pm


June 19 & 20

Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, NY (845) 418-3596

Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival (aka Revival or the Clearwater Festival) is a fundraiser for Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. and is also the country’s oldest music and environmental festival.  The revenue raised by the Revival goes to support Clearwater’s numerous educational programs and its work toward environmental and social justice as well as keeping the sloop Clearwater afloat. 

Throughout the weekend, numerous artists will appear on seven solar and bio-diesel powered stages.  Artists include Steve Earle, Shawn Colvin, Pete Seeger, the David Bromberg Quartet, Joan Osborne, Keller Williams, Railroad Earth, Donna the Buffalo, Steve Forbert, Rhett Miller (Old 97s), Felice Brothers, Mike Doughty, Toshi Reagon, Dan Bern, Lucy Kaplansky, Jonatha Brooke, Sara Watkins, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, the Tao Seeger Band and many more. 

Get your groove on at the World Dance Stage with artists from around the globe. The programming for this stage features diverse dance music styles including Zydeco greats Buckwheat Zydeco, and C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band; Quebecois Cajun group Le Vent du Nord; Eileen Ivers, the fiddle player of Riverdance; Contra Dance bands Nightingale and Jay, Molly & Peter; Eastern European brass band Slavic Soul Party; Haitian drumming and dance ensemble Bonga & The Vodou Drums of Haiti among others. 

Always great for kids and adults, Revival will feature family oriented programming including a Family Stage, juggling, roving artists, face painting plus lots of other activities and vendors for kids.

The Revival is full of unique experiences. Story Grove, with professional storytellers and Circle of Song (audience participatory singing) keeps alive these unique and long-standing traditions.

Programming that sets Clearwater apart from other festivals includes Arm-of-the-Sea Theater (mask and puppet theater), the Rude Mechanical Orchestra (30-odd-piece New York City radical marching band and dance troupe), the Walkabout Clearwater Chorus (celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2010) and more.  

There’s also a Juried Crafts Area with over 40 Crafters and folk artists with quality hand-made items, demonstrations and workshops and a Green Living Expo Tent where you can learn about products, services, concepts and technologies that can inform your lifestyle and business choices.

Take a sail on the sloop Clearwater and the schooner Mystic Whaler. Come aboard replicas of historic tall ships and go for a two-hour sail on the Hudson River. Enjoy the festival from the deck of a tall ship. 

The Discovery and Tideline tents will feature Clearwater's original hands-on environmental education programs and Hudson River research. The Environmental Action Tent will highlight Clearwater's watershed and environmental justice initiatives in cities up and down the Hudson River Valley. 

Join us on the beautiful banks of the Hudson River to have a great time for a wonderful cause.

To purchase tickets please visit our website at or call (845) 418-3596.  


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