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Urban H2O Concerts kicks of 2014 season with Swear and Shake on January 18th in Yonkers, NY

Urban H2O Concerts kicks of 2014 season with Swear and Shake on January 18th in Yonkers NY
Yonker's premier American Roots Concert Series kicks off 5th successful season with expansive, majestic, harmony-heavy folk pop from Brooklyn's Swear and Shake

URBAN H2O CONCERTS  | 35 ALEXANDER ST, YONKERS, NY | 917-562-8584 | JAN 18th  | 7:30 PM


For the past four years, Urban H2O has been a cultural beacon on the industrial waterfront of downtown Yonkers. Housed in The Sarah Lawrence Center For The Urban River at Beczak, Urban H2O presents the best in regional American roots music to residents of the city and neighboring Hudson River towns. Always willing to push the boundaries of the coffeehouse format, their 5th season opens with the "folksy, foot-stomping rock" (New York Times) of Brooklyn's Swear and Shake.

Following a 2013 tour that featured opening for The Lumineers, Delta Rae, G Love & Special Sauce and ZZ Ward and festival appearances at Shaky Knees, Governors Ball, Mountain Jam, and Summer Camp, Brooklyn's Swear and Shake brings their “postcard-perfect indie folk with an undercurrent of sly humor." (Time Out New York) to Yonker's Urban H2O.  “Brother”, the first single from the band's 2013 release, "Maple Ridge", was featured as a Paste Magazine 'fan favorite' last May. Video: These White Walls

Urban H2O's Winter/Spring season continues with a mix of Bluegrass, Folk and Indie Pop featuring: 'Farm Fresh Thundergrass' from Pennsylvania's Hogmaw on Feb 15th, South County opens ;  Multi-IBMA award winning 'Cookin' Bluegrass and New Acoustic Roots ' from DC's Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen on March 15th;  'Indie Folk' from New England's Darlingside and New York's Caitlin Canty on April 19th; 'Progressive Bluegrass' from CT's 'FreshGrass' winning Cricket Tell The Weather and 'Post-Coffeeshop Pop' from Boston's Heather Maloney on May 17th

Urban H2O is a rockin’ roots music series on the banks of the Hudson. Now in it’s 5th successful season, Urban H2O presents the Hudson Valley’s best of local and regional performers, showcasing a range of folk, blues, alt. roots / Americana, and original acoustic music in a welcoming, intimate, family friendly setting. We strive to make our programming open to all who wish to come by keeping our ticket price as low as possible, usually $10. Urban H2O is sponsored by and feature free craft beer from the award winning Captain Lawrence Brewing Company. Shows are typically the 3rd Saturday of every month at The Sarah Lawrence College Center For The Urban River at Beczak.  Beczak is easily accessible by car (ample free parking) and steps from the Metro North / Amtrak in downtown Yonkers.

The Sarah Lawrence College Center For The Urban River at Beczak is an academic research facility in Yonkers beyond the College's campus. The Center for the Urban River at Beczak is located on the banks of the Hudson River at Habirshaw Park in an eco-friendly renovation of a former factory social club with sweeping views of the Hudson River and Palisades, and features a welcoming riverfront lawn, an easily accessible tidal marsh, and a beach used for river exploration and seining. Sarah Lawrence College and the launch of the Center for the Urban River at Beczak will provide a broad educational platform, establish a Hudson River research program, and incorporate service learning and citizen science projects in the Yonkers community.

updated: 8 years ago