Illustration by Trevor Grassi
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.
Like the last two years, Brassroots 2020 will feature music from 8-12 bands whose influences range from the Balkans to Latin America, New Orleans second line to brasspunk and activist anthems.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 BANDS, OUR LINE UP FOR 2020 WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY!
Thank You to the 2019 Main Festival Day Bands!
Brasskill - Hudson, NY
Black Tie Brass - New York, NY
Drumadics - New York, NY
The Hungry March Band - New York, NY
Zlatne Uste - New York, NY
The Party Band - Lowell, MA
West Philly Orchestra - Philadelphia, PA
Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band - Somerville, MA
Thank You to the 2019 Community Day Bands!
Fly By Brass Band
Desperate Measures Street Band