Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival Reveals Lineup

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Submitted by LiveLoud on Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:34 am

Today, Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival, also referred to as The Clearwater Festival and founded by Pete Seeger, announces its initial lineup of artists set to perform on the banks of the Hudson River at beautiful Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson, New York on June 20-21, 2015.  The Clearwater Festival is the country’s oldest and largest music and environmental festival, bringing together major musical acts and Clearwater’s own brand of green activism for a unique weekend every June. Seeger started the festival over 40 years ago as an annual fundraiser for Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, an environmental organization he founded.    
 
The 2015 Clearwater Festival welcomes a diverse group of established and emerging talent including The Mavericks, Neko Case, Guster, Ani DiFranco, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Blind Boys of Alabama, Angélique Kidjo, Shelby Lynne, Bettye LaVette, The Pine Hill Project feat. Richard Shindell & Lucy Kaplansky, The Felice Brothers, The Lone Bellow, Todd Snider, Toshi Reagon & Big Lovely, Joseph Arthur, The Klezmatics, Tom Paxton and many more.  Visit www.clearwaterfestival.org for a complete list of currently confirmed performers, with many others still to be announced.
 
Founded by folk musician and social and environmental activist Pete Seeger and his wife Toshi Seeger, The Clearwater Festival is the country’s oldest and largest music and environmental festival. Pete and Toshi both passed away a little over a year ago, but Pete’s legacy of harnessing the spirit of change through the power of song lives on at The Clearwater Festival.
 
Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival is a destination for music fans and families alike, offering a plethora of family-oriented programming and activities and vendors for kids, including special performances on the Family Stage, juggling and roving artists, Children’s Area, storytelling, river beach combing and net seining, and lots of kid-friendly activities.
 
Other unique and memorable Revival experiences include the Working Waterfront, offering rides on small boats and tall ships including the sloop Clearwater and the schooner Mystic Whaler. The Handcrafters’ Village showcases over 50 crafters and folk artists with quality hand-made items, demonstrations and workshops. The Green Living Expo is the place to learn about sustainable products, services, concepts and technologies for informed lifestyle and business choices. The Discovery and Tideline tents feature Clearwater’s original hands-on environmental education programs and Hudson River research. The Environmental Action Tent highlights Clearwater’s watershed and environmental justice initiatives in our Hudson Valley communities.  An always- expanding Artisanal Food & Farm Market offers Hudson Valley foods and specialty items, as well as demonstrations and performances by local musicians.
 
Early Bird Tickets are on sale now through March 23rd at www.clearwaterfestival.org.   Early Bird prices are $48.00 per day and $72.00 for a Weekend Pass.  Camping Passes are also available. Clearwater members receive 20% off. Kids 12 and under are free.
 
The Clearwater Festival is wheelchair accessible and most stage programming is staffed with American Sign Language Interpreters.
 
To stay up to date on all Clearwater Festival news, please visit ClearwaterFestival.org and the official Facebook and Twitter pages.

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