2012-02-15 / Arts and Entertainment

Great Hudson River Revival Announces Initial Performer Line-up

Clearwater's 2012 Great Hudson River Revival, also known as the Clearwater Festival, the country’s oldest music and environmental festival, will be held on June 16 and 17 this year. Over the weekend, hundreds of musical artists will appear at the beautiful Croton Point Park in Westchester County, NY to perform on 7 bio-diesel powered stages. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at www.ClearwaterFestival.org or by calling 845 236-5596.

“This year’s Festival will feature a global line-up that has cross-generational appeal,” said Steve Lurie, Festival Director. “From Folk to Bluegrass, Native American to African, Cajun to Swing and Indie-Rock to Blues, we have a line-up that transcends musical boundaries and geographic borders.”

Artists confirmed to date include Ani DiFranco, Béla Fleck, Dawes, Deer Tick, Punch Brothers, The Klezmatics, Donna The Buffalo, Peter Yarrow, Tom Paxton, Holly Near, Aoife O'Donovan, Tim O'Brien, Tom Chapin, Joanne Shenandoah, Toshi Reagon & Big Lovely, Tao Seeger Brass Band, Raul Midón, Jill Sobule, Sara Watkins, Ollabelle, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Guy Davis Band, David Amram, Joe Purdy, Melissa Ferrick, Joseph Firecrow Band, The Deadly Gentlemen, Dala, Joel Rafael, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason with Swingology, Jesse Lége & Bayou Brew, Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys with many more to be announced.

Clearwater Festival will celebrate a number of milestones this year with sets by Arlo Guthrie & The Guthrie Family in honor of Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is celebrating their 50th anniversary, and Walkabout Clearwater Chorus, who will perform with Peter Yarrow, is celebrating their 25th anniversary.

Clearwater Festival is a festival family-oriented weekend event taking place every year at Croton Point Park in Westchester County, NY. The Festival offers attendees an opportunity to gather to enjoy music, celebrate the Hudson River, and take part in the organization’s commitment to protecting our environment and community, and mission to inspire, educate and activate the next generation of environmental leaders.

The Festival's success is dependent upon the 1,000 volunteers who make possible all that festival goers see and hear and experience. There are many ways for the people to get involved as volunteers, with over 45 committees to choose from, including Site Crew, Working Waterfront, Environmental Action and many others.

Those interested in volunteering at the Clearwater Festival should contact Linda Richards, volunteer coordinator at VolCoord@Clearwater.org or 845-726-8080, ext. 7105. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.ClearwaterFestival.org or call 845-236-5596.



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