FEST: Hudson Valley Brassroots Festival in Kingston


Founded by members of Brooklyn-based Raya Brass Band, Funkrust Brass Band and local activist street band Tin Horn Uprising, the Hudson Valley Brassroots Festival celebrates brass band music in a rural, accessible and family-friendly environment.

The inaugural festival takes place on Saturday (July 28) at Seed Song Farm in Kingston, featuring music from eight bands whose influences range from the Balkans to Latin America, New Orleans second-line to brasspunk and activist anthems.

A benefit for the Seed Song Farm, the rain-or-shine fest will run from 1-10pm. Admission is $25 in advance; $30 at the gate; students $15 in advance; students $20 at the gate; ages 12-18 $10; under age 12 FREE.

Here’s the complete schedule for 2018’s Brassroots Festival:

2pm: Rosendale Improvement Association Brass Band & Social Club
3pm: Second Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society Brass Band
4pm: The ‘Ol Factory Brass Band
5pm: The Extraordinary Rendition Band
6pm: The L Train Brass Band
7pm: Funkrust Brass Band
8pm: Raya Brass Band
9pm: What Cheer? Brigade

MELTASIA’S GREAT MELTDOWN FUNNABRATION @ Uncle Pete’s Campground, Phoenicia, July 27 & 28
GEM FEST @ various locations, Glens Falls, July 28, FREE
SUPERTONE MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Roeliff Jansen Park, Hillsdale, July 28
BLACK ARTS & CULTURAL FESTIVAL @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, August 4, FREE
NEW YORK STATE FOOD FESTIVAL @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, August 8, FREE
DIRT FARMER FESTIVAL @ Arrowood Farms, Accord, August 19
EXIT DOME @ WMHT-TV Studio, North Greenbush, September 7
EASTBOUND THROWDOWN @ Irwin Farm, Salem, September 7 & 8
FRESHGRASS @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, September 14-16
PEARLPALOOZA @ North Pearl Street, Albany, September 15, FREE
HOPS & HARVEST FESTIVAL @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, September 19, FREE
HISPANIC HERITAGE CELEBRATION @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, September 22, FREE
OUTLAW MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, September 23

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