The Clearwater Music Fest will celebrate its 35th anniversary along the scenic Hudson River this June 15-16th at Croton-on-Hudson in Westchester County, New York. An environmentalist event founded by Pete Seeger, this year’s two-day fest will feature performances by Seeger himself as well as top acts including Mavis Staples, Krist Krisofferson, Sharon Jones, Keller Williams, Patterson Hood, Nicole Atkins, Antibalas, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, and many more. Advance tickets will be available this Saturday, May 4th – see pricing here.


Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival (aka “the Clearwater Festival” or “Revival”) features seven sustainably powered stages with diverse music, dance, storytelling and family-oriented programming as well as juried crafts, the Green Living Expo, the Working Waterfront with small boat exhibits and rides, an artisanal food & farm market, environmental education displays and exhibits, and the Circle of Song where audience participation is the focus. The festival is wheelchair accessible and most stage programming is staffed with American Sign Language interpreters.

Inspired by Pete Seeger’s desire to clean up the river over forty years ago, Clearwater’s 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, Inc. 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 sloop Clearwater afloat.

Photo Credit: Augusto F. Menezes | Hudson Valley