MUSIC NEWS- Folk music legend Pete Seeger's vision and desire to clean up NY's Hudson River in the 1960s prompted a series of riverside concerts throughout the Hudson Valley to help raise the funds to “build a boat to save the river.” The banjo case was laid open to accept contributions, and this was the start of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater that also laid the foundations for the Great Hudson River Revival. This year’s Great Hudson River Revival will honor the late Pete and Toshi Seeger, co-founders of the festival and the organization. And, organizers of the fest have announced news on the many Clearwater friends that will perform tributes over the festival weekend this June.
The Great Hudson River Revival, the country’s oldest music and environmental festival, brings together major musical performers and Clearwater’s own brand of green activism for a unique weekend every June. This year, the Clearwater Festival will take place on June 21 and 22, on the banks of the Hudson River at beautiful Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson, NY.
(Pete Seeger photo courtesy: Econosmith)