I look forward to the Clearwater Festival: The Great Hudson River Revival every year, although I can hardly believe it's time for it again already (especially considering the unseasonably chilly, rainy weather we've had in NYC). The festival is held in a gorgeous spot on the Hudson River about an hour north of the city, and features a lineup of great musicians, artists, green businesses and advocacy groups. It's also where I first met TDG editor Dan Shapley, incidentally.
This year's Clearwater stages feature many exciting acts, including Taj Mahal, Susan Tedeschi, Arlo Guthrie, Richie Havens, something called the Old Crow Medicine Show, and of course Pete Seeger (check out Dan's inspirational review of the legend's epic 90th birthday bash in Madison Square Garden). As always, the festival supports restoration and preservation of the magnificent Hudson River, and is educational and inspiring.
Click here for more festival details, and dont forget to stop by the food court for some tasty vegan soul food or hand-carved taters.
In the Hudson Valley the following weekend (Saturday, June 27th at 7 pm to be precise) is a great benefit concert you won't want to miss: folk great Dar Williams and Nick Panasevich, for ecoartspace and Habitat for Artists (see some of the awesome recycled art produced by those groups). The show is at the McKenna Theater at SUNY New Paltz. Tickets are $25 or $30 at the door (call 845-257-3844).
Rock out in support of great green art! Here's the poster:
And my favorite Dar song:
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