The 2018 Clearwater Festival will take place June 16 and 17 at Croton Point Park in Croton-On-Hudson, New York within Westchester County. Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival (GHRR) takes place on the banks of the Hudson River in the picturesque park.
Clearwater’s GHRR features an eclectic mix of festival newcomers and returnees. First-timers include Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Rhiannon Giddens (of The Carolina Chocolate Drops), legendary bluegrass band Hot Rize (celebrating their 40th year), troubadors Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore (performing on stage together), local rockers the Willie Nile Band, singer-songwriter Margaret Glasby, folk/bluegrass band Mipso, the Latin-tinged sounds of Making Movies, indie-folk act River Whyless, the U.K.’s Jalen N’Gonda, Egyptian human rights activist Ramy Essam, Toronto’s open participation group Choir! Choir! Choir! and Israeli singer-songrwriter and activist Yael Decklebaum & Prayers of The Mother’s Ensemble.
Then there’s the returning acts. GHRR vets slated to play again this June are The Mavericks, Ani DiFranco, Tom Paxton & The DonJuans, Tom Chapin, David Amram, Josh White, Jr., Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Karim Nagi’s Turbo Tala, The Mammals (featuring Mike & Ruthy), Joanne Shenandoah, Dan Zanes, The Nields and Funkinships.
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Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival (aka “the Clearwater Festival” or “Revival”) features seven sustainably powered stages with diverse music, dance, storytelling and family-oriented programming as well as a juried Handcrafters’ Village, the Green Living Expo, the Working Waterfront with small boat exhibits and rides, the Artisanal Food & Farm Market, environmental education displays and exhibits, and the Circle of Song where audience participation is the focus. The festival is wheelchair accessible and stage programming is staffed with American Sign Language interpreters. GHRR was inspired by Pete Seeger’s efforts started 40 years ago to clean up the Hudson River.
Early-Bird Tickets are on sale now via the festival’s website.