Festival Fever: The Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival, 6/19-20/10

March 22nd, 2010, 12:02 pm by Greg

Clearwater Festival

We are hereby declaring this to be Festival Fever week here at Nippertown.com, and each day this week we’ll be giving you the details of an upcoming local festival of music, art, dance and/or literature. So stay tuned. (We jumped the gun a bit with the announcement of the complete line-up – with links to each of the musicians and photos by Andrzej Pilarczyk – for the Freihofer’s Jazz Festival at SPAC, which we posted yesterday. If you missed it, just go here.)

The initial line-up for the 2010 Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival is chockful of great performers – from Steve Earle to Railroad Earth, from the subdudes to Shawn Colvin, from Joan Osborne to Buckwheat Zydeco. And, it probably doesn’t come as too big a surprise, but the legendary Pete Seeger will also be singing on both days – Saturday and Sunday, June 19-20 – in Croton Point Park in Croton-On-Hudson.

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In addition to all of the great music, the Clearwater fest also features superb storytellers and family-oriented entertainers, as well juried crafts, a Green Living Expo, a working riverfront and environmental education sites.

The annual festival is produced by Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, a not-for-profit organization devoted to raising funds and awareness aimed at protecting the river and the earth. All proceeds go directly to support Clearwater’s environmental research, education and advocacy efforts to help preserve and protect the Hudson River.

Additional performers will be announced as a later date, but here’s the first-round list of performers:

SATURDAY, JUNE 19

Brother Joscephus
Buckwheat Zydeco
The Felice Brothers
Keller Williams
Le Vent Du Nord
Mike Doughty
Milton
Railroad Earth
Pete Seeger
Sara Watkins (of Nickel Creek)
Slavic Soul Party
Steve Earle
Steve Forbert
Toshi Reagon
The Walkabout Clearwater Chorus
Arm-of-the-Sea Theater
Kim & Reggie Harris
Jay Mankita
Dog on Fleas
Paul Richmond
The Storycrafters
Rick Nestler
Laura Simms
Ken Corsbie
Bob Reiser
Nancy Tucker

SUNDAY, JUNE 20

The Angel Band
Dan Bern
Jonatha Brooke
Shawn Colvin
Dala
The David Bromberg Quartet
Donna The Buffalo
Eileen Ivers
Folklore Urbano
Hazmat Modine
Joan Osborne
The Lee Boys
Lucy Kaplansky
Nightingale
Rhett Miller
The Ryan Montbleau Band
Pete Seeger
the subdudes
The Walkabout Clearwater Chorus
Arm-of-the-Sea Theater
Kim & Reggie Harris
Jay Mankita
Dog on Fleas
Paul Richmond
The Storycrafters
Rick Nestler
Laura Simms
Ken Corsbie
Bob Reiser
Nancy Tucker
Robert DeMayo

Tickets for the fest are available here, and early-bird advance tickets are just $50 per day (or $75 for the weekend). Children 12 and under are admitted free.