June 28 festival flanked by free concert series in Beacon
Beacon Music Factory and BeaconArts will present the fifth Beacon Riverfest outdoor music concert in the city’s Riverfront Park beginning at noon on Sunday, June 28.
Beacon Riverfest V is an outdoor rain-or-shine rock, world music and food festival held in late June on the banks of the Hudson River in Beacon’s Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park. The music lineup includes Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars; Tracy Bonham; Decora; Gato Loco; Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents; Breakfast in Fur; What Moon Things; Schwervon!; Shana Falana; Sidewalk Chalk; M Shanghai String Band; Simi Stone; and more.Food vendors include Zora Dora; Flammkuchen; Lucky Noodles; Homespun Foods; Gracie’s Food Truck; Beacon Pantry; Barb’s Butchery; Yum Yum Noodle Bar; Beacon Bites Food Truck; Drink More Good; Beacon Pie Company; and Tas Kafe.
Beacon Riverfest is a mass-transit-accessible event that this year is partnering with Zero to Go and its zero-waste goal for all vendors, as well as pledging a portion of the proceeds to Riverkeeper. The festival has added attractions such as the Family Tent, which includes high-energy, family-friendly performers, music, games, hula hoops and big-time bubble-making.
Tickets are $15 through May 30 and $25 beginning June 1 and are available for purchase at beaconriverfest.org. Visit the website for the detailed schedule as well as information on Riverfest in the Parks, a series of five free concerts in Beacon’s city parks beginning on Memorial Day and running through July.