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Take Me to the River Festival
Hastings on Hudson, New York, USA
Early September
CELEBRATE THE END OF SUMMER AT THE 8TH ANNUAL TAKE ME TO THE RIVER MUSIC + ARTS FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 6 IN HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON Hudson Valley’s Premier Outdoor Summer Festival Two Stages, 21 Bands, Big Art, Fun Kids Activities and Community Delicious, Locally Sourced Food + Drink from 12+ Vendors Reducing Carbon Footprint with Solar Stage, Recycling Centers and More Hastings-on-Hudson, NY (For Release 7.29) - 12 Miles North today announced the lineup for its 8th Annual Take Me to the River Festival Music and Arts Festival, which will comprise 21 live concerts, two dance performances, over a dozen local food and beverage trucks, new art installations, and a plethora of fun, workshops and outdoor children’s activities, September 6th 12:00 – 10:00pm. More than 2,000 people will gather to celebrate one of the final Festivals of the summer season. See below for complete program and ticket information. What began as an uber-local seed of an idea back in 2007 has blossomed into a must-see regional event. “Take Me to the River Festival continues to attract a growing, enthusiastic audience each year,” explains Lizabeth Sipes-Liebeskind, Director of 12 Miles North and Producer of the Festival. “The events produced by 12 Miles North bring such a level of creative genius that people keep coming back for more,” says Carl Carvalho, President, Hastings-on-Hudson Chamber of Commerce. “12 Miles North knows how to bring a community together and touch people deeply. They have almost single handedly brought vitality and excitement back into our village!” Whether you come for the live music, ice cream, or yoga workshops, the Festival has something for everyone. Sophisticated music lovers come to hear Grammy award-winning artists alongside bands right on the brink of stardom. The full concert line-up is divided into two performance stages: the Lunar Stage (dedicated to national acts) and the Solar Stage (dedicated to localized bands). Diversified musical programming ranges from jazz/blues (John Patitucci Trio, Duke Robillard Band), and country/bluegrass (The Howlin’ Brothers!) to indie-rock (Outernational) and funk (High and Mighty Brass Band). Dedicated to providing an eco-friendly environment, the Festival systematically minimizes its carbon footprint by utilizing a solar powered stage, supporting organic, local vendors, and educating Festivalgoers at its Practically Green booth. Even children are taught how to recycle at the Kids Funky Flea Recycling center. According to Sipes-Liebeskind, “It’s imperative that we have a positive social impact on our community.” The Festival welcomes some of Hudson Valley’s culinary best including French Press, Sakura Garden, Lemon Love, Blue Pig Ice Cream Company, Taiim Falafel Shack, etc., while the Beverage Garden is stocked with locally crafted beer and lemonades at the Beverage Garden. Peppered throughout Draper Park are workshops for yoga, songwriting, etc., as well as spontaneou
TAKE ME TO THE RIVER FESTIVAL When: Saturday, September 6th from 12:00pm – 10:00pm Where: Draper Park, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York // Train: Metro North to Hastings-on-Hudson Tickets: $18 Advance, $25 at Door // $15 Seniors + Students, $5 Kids Ages 10-17, Free Kids Ages 9 and Under. To purchase, visit 12milesnorth.org. Lunar Stage Concert Schedule (subject to change) Colette Michaan, 12:30 – 1:15pm World, Jazz Musical traditions from African, Arab, American, Southeast Asian and Cuban cultures have informed Colette Michaans music throughout her life. As flautist and vocalist, she’ll be leading her six-member ensemble performing works off of her forthcoming album Incarnate-Encarna to be released in September 2014. Michaan has performed with Youssou N’Dour in Senegal, Fathy Salama in Egypt, Toi Pinto in Cape Verde, Julio Cambara Palacio and the Cuban Express in Curacao, and recorded albums with Harry Whitaker, John Stubblefield, and Hubert Laws. colettemichaan.com John Patitucci Trio, 1:30 – 2:15pm Jazz Veteran bassist-composer-bandleader John Patitucci (resident of Hastings) performs with his Trio. One of the world’s most respected musicians and educators, Patitucci has played with some of music’s biggest names including B.B. King, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Wayne Shorter, Dizzy Gillespie, George Benson, and many others. A two-time Grammy award winner, he has been voted “Best Jazz Bassist” in the annual Readers’ Poll for Guitar Player and Bass Player Magazines seven times. johnpatitucci.com Duke Robillard Band, 2:30 – 3:15pm Blues Multi Blues Music Award winner and Grammy nominee Duke Robillard has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over three decades. From his conception of Roomful of Blues in 1967 to his current Duke Robillard Band, Duke continues touring today. The blues guitarist is at the peak of his six-string powers. Duke’s band includes Bruce Bears on piano/Hammond organ, Brad Hallen on
Draper Park
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm


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