Clearwater Festival - Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival

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Country and Region United StatesNew York
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Croton-on-Hudson, New York USA
Festival Contact Information

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc.
724 Wolcott Avenue
Beacon, NY 12508 USA
Phone: (01) 845-265-8080
Fax: (01) 845-831-2821

Festival Description

Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival is the nation’s oldest and largest annual music and environmental festival. It has hosted over 15,000 people on a weekend in June for more than three decades. The Festival is a celebration of the environment as well as the beauty that is the majestic Hudson River. It features quality and purposeful performers offering a diverse blend of contemporary, traditional and American roots music, as well as dancing, storytelling, theater, a green living expo, juried crafts and a farmer’s market. The music ranges from blues to rock, reggae to salsa, bluegrass to jazz, and funk to folk. Dance participants enjoy Zydeco, swing, Cajun and square dancing. The Festival, including all stages, is powered by solar energy, soy-diesel generators and wind-powered energy credits.

Festival Dates June 15 - 16, 2013
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Festival Events:

Lineup 2013:
  • Pete Seeger
  • Lorre Wyatt
  • Mavis Staples
  • Judy Collins
  • Kris Kristofferson
  • Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars
  • Stephen Kellogg
  • The Last Bison
  • La Excelencia
  • Hot Tuna
  • Steve Kimock
  • Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
  • Son Volt
  • Patterson Hood
  • David Bromberg Quartet
  • Toshi Reagon & Big Lovely
  • Keller Williams & The Travelin’ McCourys
  • Jason Isbell
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie
  • The Lone Bellow
  • Joanne Shenandoah
  • Dan Zanes
  • Tom Chapin
  • David Amram
  • Guy Davis
  • Jill Sobule
  • Martha Redbone Roots Project
  • Antibalas
  • Red Baraat
  • Vieux Farka Touré
  • Delhi 2 Dublin
  • David Broza
  • Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience
  • Jesse Lége and the Bayou Brew
  • Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk
  • Giant Robot Dance
  • The Klezmatics
  • Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
Artist Feature 2013:
  • Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings (USA)
    • As a child, Sharon Jones and her brothers would imitate the songs and dances of James Brown, who shared their hometown. Like many rhythm and blues entertainers, she began performing in church at a very young age where her voice would find a lifelong home and inspiration. In her late teens she branched out into talent shows and played with local funk groups, wedding bands, and a handful of day jobs which included stints as both a prison guard at New York’s notorious Riker’s Island, and an armored car guard for Wells Fargo Bank. Her command of the stage earned her an overnight title as the ‘Queen of Funk’. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings formed in 2001 and have since toured extensively and have built steadily upon a growing reputation as the unrivaled frontrunners of old-school Soul and Funk music. SJ &TDK; latest release, 100 Days, 100 Nights, is arguably their greatest achievement to date. With much more extensive songwriting and arranging contributions from the members of the band, the songs take more distinct and well-crafted forms, enabling a deeper more soulful return to traditional Rhythm and Blues roots. However, it is the raw fire and Soul which Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings consistently pour into their music that will make this record an irreplaceable part of many people’s lives. For more information visit
      Performing at Clearwater Festival 2013


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Practical Info:

  • By phone
    (01) 845-454-7673
  • Croton Point Park
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