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Huntington Folk Festival

Saturday, July 27th, 2019  11:00 AM

Huntington Folk Festival

Heckscher Park

Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, New York 11743

United States

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III headlines the 14th Annual Huntington Folk Festival on Saturday, July 27, at Heckscher Park, located off Main Street (Route 25A) and Prime Avenue, in Huntington Village. Opening for Wainwright on the park’s [Harry] Chapin Rainbow Stage that evening will be his daughter, Lucy Wainwright Roche. Extending from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., with a dinner break from 6-8 p.m., the free event – co-presented by the Folk Music Society of Huntington and the Huntington Arts Council – is part of the 54th Huntington Summer Arts Festival.

Few songwriters have laid out their lives in song as graphically as Loudon Wainwright III, a 2010 Grammy Award-winner (Best Traditional Folk Album) for High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project (with two previous Grammy nominations for I’m Alright in 1985 and More Love Songs in 1986). The singer-songwriter, humorist and actor is, perhaps, best known for his 1972 novelty song “Dead Skunk (in the Middle of the Road).” Maintains Stephen Holden of The New York Times: “Mr. Wainwright has proved to be far and away the most candid diarist among the singer-songwriters who … brought confessional poetry into popular song…”

Prior to the evening concert, Michael Kornfeld, president of the Folk Music Society of Huntington and editor & publisher of, will host a series of song swaps from 12-6 p.m. These will take place near a canopy tent on the upper lawn area overlooking the stage and will feature more than 30 artists/acts from half-a-dozen states and a Canadian province. Unlike the unplugged showcases of previous years, these will be amplified. The day’s musical festivities begin with an open mic-song circle at 11 a.m.

Among the artists who will showcase their talents during the afternoon are Lisa Bastoni, Belle of the Fall, Melanie Brulée, Christian Diana, Roger Street Friedman, Genevieve, Sharon Goldman, Loretta Hagen, Marion Halliday, Joe Iadanza, Susan Kane, Judy Kass, Terry Kitchen, Scott Krokoff, Mara Levine, The Levins, Lipkin & Hitt, Annie Mark, Catherine Miles & Jay Mafale, Kate Mills, Lois Morton, Grace Morrison, Claudia Nygaard, Siobhan O’Brien, Anne O’Rourke, Nico Padden, D.B. Rielly, Eugene Ruffolo, Hank Stone, Jonathan Tea, and Toby Tobias.

The complete festival schedule appears below:

11:00 Open Mic – Song Circle
12:00 LI Guys of Note: Roger Street Friedman, Scott Krokoff, Toby Tobias
12:30 Emerging Talents: Genevieve, Marion Halliday, Kate Mills, Anne O’Rourke
1:30 A Musical Mix: Christian Diana, Annie Mark, Lois Morton
2:00 NJ Songsters: Sharon Goldman, Loretta Hagen, Jonathan Tea
2:30 Terry Kitchen, Mara Levine, Eugene Ruffolo
3:00 Kerrville New Folk Winners 2019: Lisa Bastoni, D.B. Rielly
3:30 Tribes Hill – Hudson Valley Songsters: Susan Kane, Judy Kass, Lipkin & Hitt
4:00 A Trio of Duos: Belle of the Fall, The Levins, Catherine Miles & Jay Mafale
4:30 Women of Note: Melanie Brulée, Grace Morrison, Claudia Nygaard, Siobhan O’Brien
5:30 FMSH Members Song Swap: Joe Iadanza, Nico Padden, Hank Stone
6:00 Dinner Break
8:00 Lucy Wainwright Roche
8:30 Loudon Wainwright III

Festivalgoers are advised to bring lawn chairs and blankets and a picnic supper (or they can walk into Huntington Village and enjoy a meal at one of its many restaurants).

The Huntington Folk Festival is part of an extended folk and Americana weekend at Heckscher Park. Long Island talent will be spotlighted on Thursday night, July 25, with a shared bill featuring folk-harmony trio Gathering Time and singer-songwriter Christie Sweeney. On Friday night, July 26, the Crys Mathews Trio will grace the stage. Although both concerts are set for 8 p.m., Kornfeld will conduct a 7:15 p.m. special on-stage interview-conversation with Matthews, the grand-prize winner in the 2017 NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition. Crystal Bowersox – a rising star whose influences span across folk-pop, classic rock, soul, blues and country – closes out the weekend on Sunday night.

The Huntington Summer Arts Festival is produced by the Town of Huntington, presented by the Huntington Arts Council, and sponsored in part by the New York State Council for the Arts, the County of Suffolk and Canon U.S.A.

Location: Heckscher Park, Huntington Village
Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743

The Heckscher Museum is on the park grounds, and a small lot adjacent to it is reserved for Handicapped parking. Parking is permitted along the neighboring streets; do not block driveways. Immediately north of the park is a nose-in parking “lot” along Madison St., adjacent to the park. The Huntington Town Hall is across Rte. 25A from the park on the south side. There is a large parking lot behind Town Hall.

Jo Williamson / Marie Lewis

Sunday, July 28th, 2019  4:00 PM

Jo Williamson / Marie Lewis

L.I.C. Bar

45-58 Vernon Blvd.
Long Island City, New York 11101

United States

phone: (718) 786-5400


LIC Bar is a classic New York City watering hole in the hottest neighborhood in Queens. You’ll find the bar’s 100-year-old history – an antique wood bar, original tin ceilings, brick walls – paired with a beautiful outdoor garden and a great friendly crowd – only one subway stop from Manhattan. Call it an oasis of authentic New York in the midst of gleaming new condo towers and a fantastic Manhattan view.

4:00 PM Jo Williamson / Marie Lewis
5-8:00 PM PLANET QNS presents a salute to ARETHA FRANKLIN


Tuesday, July 30th, 2019


River Spirit Music Waterfront Concert Series - Free!

MacEachron Waterfront Park
Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706


River Spirit Music, in partnership with the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson, is back with the second annual Waterfront Concert Series! Free!

The Englishtown Project is a collective featuring members of New Riders of the Purple Sage, Assembly of Dust, Zen Tricksters and more. The band celebrates the Grateful Dead’s famed 9/3/77 show at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ.

The group includes guitarists Michael Falzarano, Rob Wolfson, and Tom Circosta, bassist Klyph Black, drummer Dave Diamond, vocalist Clare Maloney, and keyboardist Mookie Siegel. The band will be performing the music of Englishtown ’77, which also featured music from the New Riders of the Purple Sage and The Marshall Tucker Band.

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

44 County Road 7D
Hillsdale, NY 12529


Confirmed performers for the 2019 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival:
Andrew VanNorstrand F/S/S, Annie & the Hedonists Sat, Annie Wenz F/S/S, Beth Molaro F/S/S, Beth Nielsen Chapman F/S, Bettman & Halpin F/S/S, BoDeans Sat, Buddy System F/S/S, Carolann Solebello S/S, Crys Matthews F/S/S, Emma’s Revolution F/S/S, The Falcon Ridge House Band F/S/S, The Gaslight Tinkers F/S/S, George Marshall with Wild Asparagus F/S/S, Hoopoe F/S/S, The Ivy Vine Players F/S/S, Jim & Madeline Christensen F/S/S, Justin Farren S/S, Kathryn Wedderburn F/S/S, Kerri Powers S/S, Low Lily F/S, Martyn Joseph F/S/S, Michael Allman & the Mile High Band Sun, Mid-City Aces S/S, Mustard’s Retreat F/S/S, Nerissa & Katryna Nields F/S/S, Pamela Means Band F/S, Patti O’Brien Melita F/S/S, Paul Rosenberg F/S/S, Pete’s Posse F/S/S, Quarter Horse S/S, The Rowan Brothers F/S/S, Ryanhood F/S/S, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams F/S/S, Stephen Kellogg F/S/S, The Storycrafters F/S/S, Tame Rutabaga F/S/S.

Our 2019 Friday Night Summer’s Eve Song Swap will feature Martyn Joseph, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Stephen Kellogg and Crys Matthews.

Summer Hoot

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Summer Hoot

Ashokan Center

477 Beaverkill Rd
Olivebridge, NY


AUGUST 23-25, 2019

A 3-day music festival at The Ashokan Center 477 Beaverkill Rd Olivebridge, NY 12461 (20 min from Woodstock.) The Summer Hoot is your source for family fun in nature, local food and crafts, and lyric-laden, foot-stomping, soul-soothing, fiddle-infused live music where the Catskills meet the Hudson River Valley.

Discover your new favorite bands, try your hand at blacksmithing, visit the sheep, go on a group hike to Cathedral Gorge, camp in a tent, sleep in a bunk, play music under the stars, sing by a campfire, learn to square dance, improve your juggling, participate in some cool music & dance workshops, see a film, bond with the trees, meet our craft vendors, eat local food, drink local beer and cider, try a hula hoop, see an old friend, make a new friend, sing an old song, and get inspiration for a new one.

Gates open Friday at 3:00 for folks who would like to come set up their tents and get comfy. Our "Pewter Posse" donors are invited to a kick-off happy hour with refreshments & tunes by Jay & Molly in the Pewter Shop Friday at 5:00pm. Food vendors start dinner around 6:00. Breakfast is vended indoors at 8:30-10:30am Sat/Sun and food vendors sell lunch, snacks and dinner 11am until late. Blacksmithing is noon-4pm Sat, Kids Zone activities run noon-5 Sat/Sun. Sunday everything wraps up by dusk. Email with any specific questions. Thanks! See you at The Hoot!!  :)

Live music at the foot of Hoot Hill on the Toshi Stage and Pete Stage (unless other location is noted.)
Pete Stage programming is brought to you by Ulster Savings Bank!

5:00 Pewter Posse VIP reception (in the pewter shop)
7:00 Opening Ceremony with Mike + Ruthy
7:15 Heather Maloney
8:15 David Bromberg
9:50 Courtney Hartman
10:50 Rose & the Bros
12:00 Taylor Ashton (in the performance hall)

10:30 Love Waves Gong Ensemble
11:00 Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower
11:50 Serious Juggling & Comedy
12:00 Courtney Hartman & Taylor Ashton
1:00 Louis Ledford
2:00 Sharon Leahy & Rick Good
3:00 Reverend Robert Jones
4:00 The Restless Age
5:00 Rushad Eggleston
6:00 Radio Jarocho
7:10 Steve Poltz
8:10 Serious Juggling & Comedy
8:30 The Mammals (aka: Mike + Ruthy Band)
10:00 Campfire Singalong (hilltop) / Square Dance with Hoot All-Star Band, and caller Megan Downes (in the performance hall)
12:00 Rushad Eggleston (in the performance hall)

10:00 Love Waves Gong Ensemble
10:30 Little Roots
11:30 Arm of the Sea Theater Presents "The Rejuvenary River Circus"
12:30 David Gonzales
1:30 Paul McMahon Tree-O
2:30 Meghan Yates
3:30 Katie Martucci
4:30 Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
5:30 Vanaver Caravan


These are intimate 3-song sets which are filmed and recorded in the Pewter Shop just down the hill by Beehive Productions.

12:30 Meghan Yates
1:30 Little Roots
2:30 Steve Poltz
3:30 Courtney Hartman

11:00 Reverend Robert Jones
12:00 Louis Ledford
1:00 Rushad Eggleston
2:00 Elizabeth Mitchell, Daniel Littleton, Storey Littleton


They're in the Performance Hall. Come join in!

11:30-12:30 Harmony Workshop with Katie Martucci
all voices welcome
12:45-1:45 Ballet with Jen Bousliman
all-ages beginner ballet class
2:15-3:45 Hip Hop with Drew Energy
all-ages beginner hip hop dance class
4:00-4:45 Micah White discusses contemporary activism with Jimmy Buff
topical speaker and Q&A

12:00-12:45 Banjo Party with Rick Good, Bill Vanaver, Maggie Shar, Reverend Robert Jones, Taylor Ashton
performance and Q&A
1:30-2:15 Percussive Dance Summit with Julia DelPalacio, Sharon Leahy, Megan Downes, Livia Vanaver
performance and Q&A
2:30-4:30 Open Mic hosted by Dillon Egyes
come at 2:15 to sign up. collaborations are encouraged!

1:00 Archery
3:00 Gorge Hike
5:00 Kids' Parade

1:00 Canoeing
3:00 Gorge Hike
5:00 Kids' Parade

Crafts, solar merry-go-round, and Hungry For Music's instrument petting zoo will be there too!