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Tribes Hill Annual Meeting and Hootenany

Dear Kindred Folk,

The Tribes Hill Annual Meeting and Hootenany will be held Saturday, June 14, from 1:00pm until the wee hours of the morning. We'll begin the event with an open mic. Potluck dinner will be followed by elections for new board members. The evening will continue with a ceremony to honor WFUV radio personality John Platt with a lifetime Tribes Hill membership. Then we will enjoy performances by Joe Crookston and Glass of Water. We will finish the evening around the fire for a song circle. The focus of this event is community, celebration, great music and delicious food.

Open mic sign up begins at 12pm. Performances are from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. All members are invited to participate.

We ask that everyone attending bring a food contribution to share. Please let us know what dish you will be bringing by signing up on our bulletin board page. We will provide breakfast for volunteers and for dinner burgers vegetarian and non-vegetarian, hot dogs, rolls condiments, water and lemonade. BYOB

POTLUCK Bulletin board:

Sustainability is fun! In an effort to Reduce Reuse and Recycle we ask that everyone bring their own something to drink from. If you like you can join our cup swap! Bring a mug or cup to donate. The wackier and weirder the better! Purchase someone else's mug for $2 to use and keep. A grand prize of significant value will be given for the best/craziest mug donated to the person who purchased that cup --- so your selection could be very valuable.

We will be holding elections for new board members after dinner. This is your opportunity to volunteer to fill open seats on the Board and to vote for board members of your choice.

John Platt is Director of Communications and Special Projects for WFUV and on the air as host of Sunday Breakfast. He has been a longtime supporter of independent musicians. We are proud to honor him in person with a lifetime membership.

After the meeting we will enjoy a performance by Joe Crookston, a multi instrumentalist who accompanies himself on guitar, banjo, accordion, fiddle and piano. Falcon Ridge Folk Festival named him one of the Top 3 "Most Wanted" Emerging Artists.

Glass of Water will open for Joe Crookston.

Emily Steele Hurst and Sophia Smith-Savedoff sing a range of tradition-inspired songs from New England, Appalachia and the British Isles.

Learn more about our featured performers here.

Please remember that this is a members only event and that annual membership dues ($15 individual $25 family) will be collected at the door. If you are unable to attend the  Tribes Hill Annual Meeting you may renew your membership by sending a check to

Tribes Hill

c/o Hammond House

111 Grasslands Road

Valhalla, NY 10595

Remember your membership in Tribes Hill also makes you a supporting member of Folk Alliance.

Please do not park at Hammond House. There will be signs and volunteers to direct you to the off site parking area across the street.

We still need volunteers to help throughout the day. Please check the Bulletin Board page on our website.

For more information, please visit our website

We hope to see you there!


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