Clearwater Festival Taking Shape

Acts are lining up for Croton-on-Hudson's 2012 Clearwater Festival.

Some big musical acts are being lined up for this year's in Croton-on-Hudson. Headliners now include: Ani DiFranco, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Bela Fleck and Arlo Guthrie & the Guthrie Family.

The music and environmental festival will take place in the village on June 16 and 17 at Croton Point Park. The fest was started by legendary musician Pete Seeger. He originally held small fundraising concerts up and down the Hudson River. In 1978 the event settled in . At that time the event was called The Great Hudson River Revival.

In 1988, the festival was forced to move because of pollution problems with a landfill at Croton Point. The event was then held at a college campus. However, in 1998 the Clearwater Festival returned to the river at Croton Point Park.

Information on the event can be found at the Clearwater Festival's website.


Shari Rosen Ascher June 07, 2012 at 10:13 AM
Clearwater is Great music for a Great cause. But it is also such an incredible community of people. We are so lucky that it is so close. If you havent been, you should go. this year's line up is AMAZING!!! And if you go, stop by the WFUV table and say hi.
Karen Chapman June 07, 2012 at 10:48 AM
Sorry, new to the area (fairly) in case this seems like a dumb question, but is this in any way related to the Clearwater sailing vessel that is docked on the UWS in Manhattan? My daughter's girl scout troop recently had a small trip on the Clearwater and she was blown away by the experience. Just wondering if the boat and the festival are related or if the boat will be docked there? thanks
Shannon Stringer June 07, 2012 at 03:05 PM
I quote from the website (www.clearwater.org) "Inspired by Pete Seeger’s desire to clean up the river over forty years ago, the Great Hudson River Revival initially helped raise the funds to build the sloop Clearwater, which has since become a world-renowned floating classroom and a symbol of effective grassroots action. Today, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater is a non-profit organization that sails at the forefront of the nation’s environmental challenges. The revenue raised by the Revival goes to support Clearwater’s numerous educational programs and its work toward environmental and social justice—as well as keeping the Clearwater afloat."
Shannon Stringer June 07, 2012 at 03:08 PM
and, yes, the boat is usually there!


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