2012-05-23 / Attractions

Revival Announces Performance Dates and Stage Schedules


Clearwater 2011 gateway. Photo / Annie ChesnutClearwater 2011 gateway. Photo / Annie ChesnutFounded by Pete Seeger, Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival (The Clearwater Festival) is the country’s oldest music and environmental festival and takes place on June 16 & 17. 
 
Over the weekend, hundreds of musical artists will appear at the beautiful Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson to perform on seven bio-diesel and solar powered stages.
 
This year’s Festival features a global line-up that has cross-generational appeal. 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.
 
We’ll also be celebrating a number of milestones with sets by Arlo Guthrie & The Guthrie Family (Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday), The Preservation Hall Jazz Band (50th anniversary) and Walkabout Clearwater Chorus (25th anniversary).
 
Highlights for Saturday, June 16 include: Béla Fleck, Dawes, Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thiele, Arlo Guthrie & The Guthrie Family, Tinariwen, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band, Joan Osborne & The Holmes Brothers, Donna The Buffalo, Tom Paxton, Aoife O'Donovan, Tim O'Brien, Tom Chapin, Joanne Shenandoah, Sara Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Raul Midón, Guy Davis Band, David Amram, Tao Seeger Brass Band, Melissa Ferrick, Joel Rafael, The Chapin Sisters, Forro In The Dark, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Jesse Lege & The Bayou Brewe and many more.  
 
Highlights for Sunday, June 17 include: Ani DiFranco, Martin Sexton, Dawes, Balkan Beat Box, Deer Tick, Loudon Wainwright III, Alejandro Escovdeo, The Klezmatics, Peter Yarrow, Tim O'Brien, Toshi Reagon & Big Lovely, Jill Sobule, Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek, Ollabelle, Holly Near, Joe Purdy & The Giving Tree Band, Dala, Bhi Bhiman, David Wax Museum, Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys, Vanaver Caravan, Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole, David Amram, VaJose Conde, Alsarah & The Nubatones, BraveCombo and many more.
 
All proceeds from the Clearwater Festival directly support Clearwater's environmental education, advocacy and research to help preserve and protect the Hudson River and its tributaries, as well as the communities of the Hudson River Valley.
 
Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at www.ClearwaterFestival.org, or by calling (845) 236-5596.  Tickets range from $60 (single day) to $200 (weekend pass with camping).  Clearwater Members receive a 20-percent discount.  Kids 12 & under get in for free.

  

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