Clearwater festival returning next year
The Clearwater’s annual music festival, the Great Hudson River Revival, will return next year, organizers say.
It will be held June 1718, 2017, in the Westchester County village of Croton-on-Hudson.
Beacon-based Hudson River Sloop Clearwater , an environmental advocacy group founded by the late folk singer Pete Seeger, canceled this year’s festival because of financial issues.
Seeger and his wife Toshi, who lived in southern Dutchess County, started the Clearwater festival in 1978. Pete Seeger died in January 2014; Toshi died in July 2013.
The proceeds from the festival help support a floating classroom the group launched in 1969.
The sloop is a 106-foot replica of the vessels that sailed the Hudson River in the 18th and 19th centuries. It recently underwent a restoration at its winter homeport on the Rondout Creek in Kingston.
The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater docks in Kingston this past June.