Dear Clearwater Community:
The Clearwater Festival’s Early Bird period ends this Friday, March 3rd, so be sure you purchase your tickets today by clicking HERE!  By attending the Festival, you’re supporting Clearwater’s important environmental advocacy initiatives including keeping the sloop
Clearwater sailing.

We’re excited to announce that singer-songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson will be joining us; as well as Clearwater friends Jay Ungar & Molly Mason. Playing a set of Contra Dance, Swing music and Zydeco, the great Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas has also joined our line-up this year!  We’ll be announcing more artists soon!
These artists will be joining a diverse line-up of performers including:
Lake Street Dive, Arlo Guthrie, Los Lobos, Josh Ritter, Tommy Emmanuel, Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely, Joan Osborne, Alejandro Escovedo, The Barr Brothers, Joe Purdy, Tom Paxton & The DuanJuans, Holly Near, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, Tom Chapin, Guy Davis, David Amram, Josh White Jr., The Kennedys, Martha Redbone Roots Project, Kim & Reggie Harris, Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, The Suitcase Junket, Leyla McCalla, and many more.
For those who love dancing, we’re have an eclectic mix of dance bands including: Cajun group Jesse Lege & The Bayou Brew, Salsa band
Jimmy Bosch Y Su Sexteto del Otro Mundo; Afro-Venezuelan singer
Betsayda Machado; the great Puerto Rican plena and bomba group
Plena Libre; and indie Mambo band Orkesta Mendoza.
While at the Festival, make sure to explore the Handcrafter’s Village and
MarketplaceThe Artisanal Food & Farm Market and the Green Living Expo.  Take a walk down to the Working Waterfront and take a ride on the sloop Clearwater or schooner Mystic Whaler.
We’ll be announcing more artists soon, so make sure to stay connected by ‘liking’ the Festival Facebook page and following us on Twitter.
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.


If you’re interested in being one of our many vendors at the festival, please click here where you can find information about Handcrafters Village, Marketplace, Activist Area, Working Waterfront, Food Court and Green Living Expo.

I look forward to celebrating with you in June!       

Steve Lurie
Festival Director
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
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For Festival-goers, the Great Hudson River Revival is a wonderful music and environmental event. But for the volunteers, it’s so much more!

By volunteering, you become part of a warm, lively community that is connected to the Clearwater Festival in a special way, allowing you to share and celebrate our work for the river. Working as a volunteer and being a part of the Festival’s presentation will truly enhance your enjoyment of the entire weekend, so please consider becoming one of our great Festival volunteers!

For more information, contact Linda Richards, Volunteer Coordinator at, or (845) 265-8080, x7160

Click here to become a member today and receive your 20% discount on festival tickets!
Your membership will also include:
  • 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,
(845)265-8080, x7119,

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

724 Wolcott Avenue

Beacon, NY 12508


Preserving and Protecting the Hudson River. 

Creating the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders.

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