Hudson Valley Brassroots Festival

Saturday, July 24th, 2021

Seed Song Farm, Kingston, NY

Six Brass Bands in One Day!

Music, Dancing, Food and Bonfire


Funkrust Brass Band

Hot Hand Band

Kotoko Brass

Novi Hitovi

Ocean Avenue Stompers

What Cheer? Brigade

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Tickets On Sale Now!

Save wait time at the gate and some dollars by getting your tickets in advance. Tickets will be available at the door.

All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. No one turned away for lack of funds

Accepted Payment Types

We accept credit cards and cash for purchase on festival day.

Seeking Volunteers

Free admission for volunteers who can work 3-4 hours before, during or after the festival. Please fill out our volunteer form if you are interested in helping out.

Sorry, No Dogs

We know you love your canine friends, but because Seed Song Farm is a working organic farm, dogs are not allowed on the property.


Illustration by Trevor Grassi

The Lineup

Brassroots Festival 2021
July 24th

Gates at 2PM
Music at 3PM

3:00 pm

Hot Hand Band

Brooklyn, NY

Hot Hand Band is a Brooklyn-based multi-genre brass band formed in 2016. They play party and dance music from New Orleans jazz to soul, funk, jazz, hiphop, and everything in between.

4:00 pm

Funkrust Brass Band

Brooklyn, NY

A Brassroots Alumni band from 2018, the returning Funkrust Brass Band is a 20-piece post-apocalyptic disco-punk brass band playing all original music with megaphone vocals, heavy tuba bass lines, thundering percussion and searing brass melodies.

5:00 pm

Ocean Avenue Stompers

Asbury Park, NJ

NOLA influenced brass band with the sounds of Jersey Shore. Featuring rock 'n roll, Philly soul, and NYC's


Eat, drink and be merry and prepare to be delighted.

6:30 pm

Novi Hitovi

New York, NY

Novi Hitovi Brass Band is a super group of flaming hot South Serbian-style dance party brass featuring members of What Cheer? Brigade, Slavic Soul Party, Zlatne Uste, Raya Brass Band, and more.

7:30 pm

Kotoko Brass

Boston, MA

Inspired by the traditional drum rhythms of Ghana, Kotoko Brass has been described by the Boston Globe as "propulsive, infectious party music".

8:30 pm

What Cheer? Brigade

Providence, RI

Another returning Brassroots Alumni band from 2018 (and who almost need no introduction), What Cheer? Brigade is a 20-piece brass band from Providence, RI, USA. Proving that great parties need no electricity since 2005.

Festival Vendors

Organic vegan cuisine
Woodstock, NY

Old fashioned ice cream favorites with a twist.
Woodstock, NY

Beer and wine will be available for purchase on site.

Francesca Hoffman and Matthew "Max" Fass, co-producers and founders of the Hudson Valley Brassroots Festival


The mission of the Hudson Valley Brassroots Festival (HVBF) is to celebrate brass music in a rural, accessible and family-friendly environment. Founded by members of Brooklyn-based Raya Brass Band, Hudson-based Brasskill and local activist street band Tin Horn Uprising, we love brass music and its spontaneous, celebratory nature, and we wanted to create an environment where people could enjoy the music we love in a beautiful place outside of the city.

Brassroots features music from 8-12 bands whose influences range from the Balkans to Latin America, New Orleans second line to brasspunk and activist anthems.

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