Festival Fever: Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival @ Croton Point Park

Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival is always one of the musical highlights of the summer. And this year, it’s a real mega-wow doozie!

The Clearwater Festival takes place on Saturday & Sunday (June 21 & 22) at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson. Among the headliners at the fest are Lucinda Williams, Norah Jones’ new band Puss N Boots, Rufus Wainwright, the Mavericks, Richard Thompson, Josh Ritter, Jake Shimabukuro, Lake Street Dive and many, many more…

Founded 49 years ago by musician-activist Pete Seeger and his wife Toshi Seeger, this year’s Great Hudson River Revival promises to be a special celebration of the Seegers and their legacy; this year marks the first Clearwater Festival since Pete and Toshi’s recent passing. The festival is welcoming many Clearwater friends old and new to the celebration, and you can bet that many of them will be performing special tributes throughout the weekend’s festivities.

Single day tickets are $70 in advance; $85 at the gate. Two-day weekend passes are $105 in advance; $135 at the gate. Festival gates at 9am, and there are seven stages featuring music and more throughout the day. The music starts at 11am and runs til about 9pm both days. Which day has the better line-up? Good question. The schedule is pretty well balanced with a batch of A-list headliners on both days. Here’s a break-down of some of the highlights for you:

Buckwheat Zydeco
Dar Williams
Garland Jeffreys
Guy Davis
Jake Shimabukuro
John Fullbright
Richard Thompson
Rufus Wainwright
The Mavericks
Tony Trischka

Bettye LaVette
David Bromberg Big Band
Josh Ritter
Lake Street Dive
Lucinda Williams
Martin Sexton
moe. (acoustic)
Puss N Boots (featuring Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson & Catherine Popper)
Rory Block

GO HERE for a complete schedule of all seven stages for Saturday and Sunday’s Clearwater festival…


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