The Great Hudson River Revival (aka Clearwater Festival), the world’s oldest and largest music and environmental festival, went virtual this year on June 20th due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to popular demand, Clearwater will stream a remastered version of the all-day event on Sunday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at ClearwaterFestival.org.
The remastered Revival will include a day full of music and activism, as well as a beautiful American Sign Language interpretation throughout.
This is a free virtual event; however, donations are greatly appreciated at ClearwaterFestival.org.
The performers, storytellers and activists
The event will feature musical performers, storytellers and activists including: Tom Chapin, David Amram, John McCutcheon, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Peter Yarrow, John McEuen, Noel Paul Stookey, Tom Paxton, Emma’s Revolution, Guy Davis, Tommy Sands, Reggie Harris, The Mammals, The Chapin Sisters, Lyn Hardy, Arm of the Sea Theater, Abbie Gardner, Breakneck Ridge Revue, R.J. Storm, Magpie, The Rix, The Vanaver Caravan, Betty and the Baby Boomers, Kyle Tigges, Mel and Vinnie and more.
Bringing Revival into the virtual world has allowed Clearwater to reach new audiences globally, and also include folks who’ve not been able to attend the festival in person due to health, geographic or financial restrictions.
The online fund-raising event generated more than $50,000 for Clearwater when it originally streamed in June earlier this year.
“Happiness, for me, is performing at the Clearwater Revival and, for the first time, being able to actually watch all the other great artists play,” said Tom Chapin, one of the event’s organizers and a musician participating in Virtual Revival. “Tune in and join us. Support the group that built the sloop that saved the Hudson River.”
This event is part of a larger initiative to transition Clearwater’s educational and environmental programming online in order to continue its important Hudson River education and environmental work during a time when gathering in person is unsafe.
About Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
Launched in 1969 by folk singer and activist Pete Seeger, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has been at the forefront of the environmental movement as champions of the Hudson River. To date, more than half a million people have experienced their first real look at an estuary’s ecosystem aboard the sloop Clearwater. Clearwater has become the grassroots model for producing positive changes to protect the planet. For more information, visit www.clearwater.org .