Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival

 Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival

JUNE 16 & 17
Croton Point Park
Westchester County, NY 

General Info
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Dear Clearwater Community,
Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival (The Clearwater Festival), celebrates its 40th Anniversary on June 16 & 17, along the banks of the Hudson River at beautiful Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson! Prior to 1978, the festival was a one-day event known as the Hudson Valley Folk Picnic.
The EARLY BIRD ticketing period ends on March 23 so make sure to get your tickets now and save money!  To purchase your Revival tickets now, please visit the festival website at  

 or call 888.718.4253 opt.1.

Artists the festival will welcome for the first time this year include: Wilcofrontman Jeff Tweedy, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Rhiannon Giddens, bluegrass greats Hot Rize (celebrating their 40th year), British folk-rocker Beth Orton, singer-songwriter Langhorne Slimfolk-country troubadours Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore (performing on stage together), critically

acclaimed rocker Willie Nile and his band, husband and wife duo The War and Treaty 

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 Margaret Glaspy, folk/bluegrass band Mipso, Latin music inspired indie band Making Movies, indie folk band River Whyless, UK based singer-songwriter Jalen N’Gonda, blues-country influenced singer-songwriter Parker Milsapsinger and multi-instrumentalist Zeshun B and open vocal participation group Choir! Choir! Choir! 

A number of Clearwater’s favorite artists will be returning this year including: The MavericksAni DiFrancoTom Paxton & The DonJuansTom ChapinJoanne ShenandoahDavid AmramJosh White Jr., The Mammals (featuring Mike + Ruthy), Jay Ungar and Molly MasonDan ZanesThe NieldsThe Kennedys, Funkinships, dance troupe The Vanaver Caravan and theater group Arm-of-the-Sea Theater. 
As part of the Festival’s mission to present a diverse and culturally-rich roster of artists from around the world, we’re proud to present: Egyptian human rights activist artist Ramy Essam, Israeli singer-songwriter and activist Yael Deckelbaum & Prayers of The Mothers Ensemble, Venezuelan singer Betsayda Machado, Egyptian DJ and drummer Karim Nagi’s Turbo Tabla, Zydeco greats Terrance Simien & The Zydeco ExperienceCJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band and Cajun greats Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet.
Our Workshop Stage, which saw its debut at the 2017 festival will be packed with dynamic workshops and performances featuring members of Hot Rize, Rhiannon Giddens, Langhorne Slim, Ramy Essam, Yael Deckelbaum, Beausoleil, CJ Chenier, Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Mipso and Willie Nile who will be leading a tribute to songs of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.
We’ll be announcing more artists soonso make sure to stay connected by ‘liking’ the  


This year we are offering some new ticketing options and procedures:

Either Day Passes – a new option, which allows you to purchase a single day ticket and use it on either day of the festival.
Youth Passes – this pass is for children from ages 12 – 17 years old.
Child Passes – Children 11 and under are still free, however you must have a physical ticket for each child, which can be selected when you purchase your ticket. Every person at the festival, must have a ticket, no matter your age.

Clearwater Members receive a 20% discount off advance ticket prices.  If you’d like to become a member or renew your membership, please click here.
While you’re at the festival, make sure to visit the Working Waterfront where you can sail aboard the sloop Clearwater and schooner Mystic Whaler.  The sails sell out quickly so make sure to purchase your tickets soon by clicking here
If you’re interested in being one of our many vendors at the festival, please clickhere where you can find information about The Handcrafters Village, Marketplace, Activist Area, Working Waterfront, Food Court and Green Living Expo.
Volunteering is a great way to experience the Festival!  Please click herefor all volunteer information and applications.  
The earlier you apply, the better your chances of getting your first committee choice!  Please go to our website and read the “Details About Volunteering” and “Committee Descriptions” before you fill out an application.  
If you have any questions, please contact Linda Richards at or 845-265-8080 x 7160


Looking forward to seeing you in June!
Steve Lurie
Festival Director
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
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  • Discounted rate for sails on the sloop Clearwater
  • 10% Discount on Clearwater merchandise
  • An opportunity to volunteer on board the sloop Clearwater or the schooner Mystic Whaler 
  • A vote in the election of Clearwater’s Board of Directors
  • A subscription to Clearwater Navigator, our bi-annual newsletter
  • An opportunity to have your friends also become part-owners of the sloop, by giving a gift Clearwater Membership!
For membership questions, renewals, or gift memberships,
contact Ann Mellor, Manager of Membership,