Clearwater Announces Early Festival Lineup

After a year off, two-day event returns to Croton on June 17

Clearwater has announced the first acts for its Great Hudson River Revival, which returns to Croton Point Park this year on June 17 and 18.

Besides the artists who are returning to the festival such as Arlo Guthrie, Los Lobos, Josh Ritter, Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely, Alejandro Escoved, Tom Chapin and Joan Osborne, first-time acts include Australian guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel; Montreal-based folk-rock band The Barr Brothers; minstrel and bluesman Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton; one-man band The Suitcase Junket; and cellist and singer Leyla McCalla.

Blind Boy Paxton will perform at the Clearwater Festival in June.

Other first-timers are the Ukrainian folk-fusion troupe Dakhabrakha; salsa band Jimmy Bosch Y Su Sexteto del Otro Mundo; Israeli sisters A-WA, who combine Yemenite folk with electronic dance; Plena Libre, a Puerto Rican plena and bomba group; Cuban singer Dayme Arocena; Afro-Venezuelan singer Betsayda Machado; and Mambo band Orkesta Mendoza.

Tickets are available at or by calling 877-435-9849. Clearwater members receive a 20 percent discount.

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