Beacon, NY (April 17, 2014)—The Great Hudson River Revival (Clearwater Festival), founded 49 years ago by folk legend and activist Pete Seeger and his wife, Toshi, will honor its founders this year with a diverse line up of performers. The 2014 Clearwater Festival marks the first year since the passing of Pete and Toshi Seeger.
Scheduled for June 21 and 22 on the banks of the Hudson River at Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson, NY, the 2014 Clearwater Festival performer line-up features established and emerging talent. This year’s lineup includes: Lucinda Williams, Norah Jones with her new project, Puss N Boots (Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper); singer-songwriter, Rufus Wainwright; alternative Country/Swing band, The Mavericks; legendary guitarist and singer, Richard Thompson; jamband moe. playing a special acoustic set; Martin Sexton; Josh Ritter; Dar Williams; David Bromberg’s Big Band; ukulele virtuoso, Jake Shimabukuro; Buckwheat Zydeco; soul diva, Bettye LaVette; indie jazz/soul band Lake Street Dive; Congolese Salsa great, Ricardo Lemvo, children’s music artist Laurie Berkner, and many others.
Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival is a destination for music fans and families alike, offering 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 offerings at the Revival 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 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 expanded Artisanal Food & Farm Market offers Hudson Valley foods and specialty items as well as demonstrations and performances by local musicians.
The Great Hudson River Revival