Bold beats and folk icons, hand-crafted delicacies and gorgeous produce, unexpected art installations and an old-school working waterfront are all part of Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival, also known as the Clearwater Festival. This year’s festival takes place June 15 & 16, uniting major musical figures and green activism and building a creative community in Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, NY, one of the most scenic spots on the Hudson River.
Founded by musical activist Pete Seeger and nurtured by over a thousand dedicated volunteers, the event embraces the changing, eclectic spirit of the Hudson Valley. In addition to Seeger, who will be performing with longtime collaborator Lorre Wyatt, this year’s lineup includes Hot Tuna (acoustic) & Steve Kimock, David Bromberg Quartet, Kris Kristofferson, Son Volt, Mavis Staples, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Keller Williams & The Travelin’ McCourys, Jill Sobule, Patterson Hood, Jason Isbell, Toshi Regan & Big Lovely, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, The Lone Bellow, Tift Merritt, and The Last Bison. In addition to American roots music, the festival has long welcomed world music. This year is no exception, with Antibalas, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Red Baraat, Vieux Farka Touré, Delhi 2 Dublin, and Native American artists Buffy Sainte-Marie, Joanne Shenandoah and Martha Redbone.