The Clearwater Festival is a one-of-a-kind tradition held in Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. It is an arts and music festival that promotes environmental action and social justice. The overarching mission of the Great Hudson River Revival Festival is to raise awareness about the environmental degradation of the river, as well as the planet, and what actions can be taken to combat these things. Visitors of this June weekend festival not only enjoy music, but also arts, crafts, vendors, and a range of other entertainment.
Clearwater Festival Style of Music
Clearwater Festival 2016 will continue the tradition that Pete Seeger and friends envisioned when beginning to play shows to raise awareness about the Hudson River and its tributaries and communities. What started as a small affair in the 1970s has grown into a weekend visited by thousands of people to see such artists as Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Winter, and Pete Seeger. You will hear a mixture of folk, country, and American sounds, as well as see dancers, storytellers, and much more. There are also booths for demonstrations and information about environmental initiatives, especially related to the Hudson River and the surrounding areas.
Tickets to Clearwater Festival
There are two tiers of tickets—one for members and another for non-members of the Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival. You can purchase one-day passes or discounted weekend passes. There are also weekend passes with camping. Guests will have access to full public facilities including electric and water hookups.
Directions to Clearwater Festival
Croton Point Park is located about ten miles northwest of White Plains and just northwest of Route 684. Festival goers of Clearwater Festival 2016 have the option of taking the Metro North Hudson Rail Line from any number of locations including Grand Central Station in New York City.
Lodging near Clearwater Festival
Many people choose to camp, and as mentioned above, there are more than sufficient facilities and accommodations. People with RVs get plots on a first-come first-serve basis. There are also a wide variety of hotels in outlying towns as well as New York City hotels not too far off.
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