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Clearwater Festival Features Famous Faces, New Talent and World Beats on the Hudson: on June 15 and 16, 2013, at Croton Point Park

Jun 02, 2013 04:39PM

Clearwater Festival’s Rainbow Stage

Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival, affectionately known as the Clearwater Festival, returns to Croton Point Park on June 15 and 16. The festival unites major musical figures with green activism and community spirit in one of the most scenic spots on the Hudson River.

Founded by Pete Seeger and now in its 35th year, the event features new talent and folk icons, handcrafted delicacies, local produce, unexpected art installations and an old-school working waterfront. Performers this year include Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Judy Collins, gospel legend Mavis Staples, David Bromberg and an unplugged Hot Tuna. Patterson Hood and Jason Isbell will play side-by-side with country music icon Kris Kristofferson, and new voices from The Last Bison and The Lone Bellow will ring out alongside Seeger himself, who will perform with long-time collaborator Lorre Wyatt.

In addition to American roots music, the festival has long welcomed performers from across the globe. This year’s musicians include Antibalas, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Red Baraat and Vieux Farka Touré. Native American artist Buffy Sainte-Marie, Joanne Shenandoah, and roots-soul vocalist Martha Redbone will also take the stage.

The Clearwater Festival also features an artisanal food and farm market, a juried crafts fair, roving performers, traditional storytellers, an activist area, and a chance to ride on old-fashioned river craft. The solar-powered festival supports the mission of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc, one of the nation’s preeminent environmental organizations and a key promoter of policies to restore the river to its former glory.

Croton Point Park is located at 1A Croton Point Ave. in Croton-on-Hudson, NY. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit ClearwaterFestival.org.

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