Announcing the 2019

Hudson Valley Brassroots Festival

Saturday, July 27, 2019
1 pm to 10 pm

plus Community Day on Sunday, July 28, 2019
11 am to 4 pm

Seed Song Farm

160 Esopus Ave, Kingston, NY

Stay Informed! Receive Festival Updates and Ticket Discounts!



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 last year's inaugural festival, Brassroots 2019 will feature music from eight bands whose influences range from the Balkans to Latin America, New Orleans second line to brasspunk and activist anthems.

Brassroots Co-Founders and Co-Producers Francesca Hoffman and Matthew "Max" Fass. Photo Credit: Tania Barricklo


Saturday July 27, 2019
Main Festival Day

1 pm – Grounds open
2pm - 10 pm – Bands! Bands! Bands!
9:30 pm – Bonfire

2:00 pm
Hudson, NY
Brasskill is the Hudson Valley's party brass band. Based in Hudson, NY and founded in the Spring of 2018, Brasskill brings funky decibels to parties, parades and other merry gatherings in the region and is guaranteed to get your party out on the dance floor.
3:00 pm
Black Tie Brass
New York, NY
Black Tie Brass is a horn driven New Orleans brass /funk band from NYC playing funky jams, instrumental pop tunes and singable originals.
4:00 pm
Drumadics Beat-N-Brass Band
New York, NY
Drumadics Beat-N-Brass Band is a 5 piece band that got it's start in the subways of NYC. Their sound is that of a funky Brass/ Hip-Hop/ Jam Band with some contemporary jazz highlights.
5:00 pm
The Party Band
Lowell, MA
What is The Party Band? Homegrown, unadulterated, unplugged FUN. Our goal is to bring people together through the joys of quality music in a way that is accessible to everyone. The Party Band's musical style draws on inspirations from jazz, funk, the music of New Orleans, West Africa, and the streets of Planet Earth.
6:00 pm
Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band
New York, NY
From kolos to Kusturica, experience the rich sounds of driving Balkan brass! Zlatne Uste performs traditional Romany (Gypsy), Serbian, Macedonian, and Bulgarian brass band music and are also the originators and hosts of the annual Golden Festival in NYC.
7:00 pm
Hungry March Band
New York, NY
Fear shall lead you to the place you most need to be. When you arrive, dive into the sea of the unknown, Hungry March Band will be there cheering you on, furiously playing in a state of absolute delightful madness.
8:00 pm
West Philadelphia Orchestra
Philadelphia, PA
West Philadelphia Orchestra plays music that is rooted in Eastern European folk music traditions, but they do it with our own voices, their Philadelphia voices, nourished by their jazz heritage, tinged with punk rock, soul, and cheesesteaks, and blended with the voices of our community.
9:00 pm
Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band
Somerville, MA
Raunchy circus roots. Polished precision performances. A joyful cacophony of Balkan, Klezmer and funk, with a tasteful thrash of metal thrown in for good measure.
Check Out Our Brassroots 2019 Playlist!

Sunday July 28, 2019
Community Day

Picnic and Parade with Us!

11 am - 12:30 pm – Meet the musicians workshop
12:30  pm - 1 pm – Children's processional
1 pm - 4 pm – Live Music

1:00 pm
Desperate Measures Street Band
Somerville, MA
Straight out of Somerville, MA, Desperate Measures Street Band plays brassy, dancy covers of tunes in a wide span of genres including surf rock, punk, latin, pop, and other favorites from the international street band tradition.
2:00 pm
Brass Queens
New York, NY
Based out of NYC, this all female group is disrupting a male dominated genre. Ladies kick brass.
3:00 pm
Fly By Brass Band
Boston, MA
Fly By Brass Band is a collection of friends, new and old, from Boston's HONK! community who've banded together to bring you some serious grooves. Buckle up, prepare for take off, and let our rhythms and harmony send you into the stratosphere.

BRASSROOTS IS RAIN OR SHINE! We will have a large festival tent on the grounds.

Get Your Tickets!

3Save time and wait time at the gate and a coupla bucks to boot by getting your tickets in advance. Online sales end at midnight on Friday, July 26. Tickets will be available at the door.

Saturday, July 27

Adults: $30 Adv
Adults: $40 at Door
Seniors: (65+) $20
Students: $15 (please bring ID)
Ages 13-18: $10
12 and under: Free
No One Turned Away

Sunday, July 28

Adults: $10 suggested
Ages 12-18: $5
Under 12: Free

Accepted Payment Types at the Door

Credit cards and good ol' artisanal, goverment issued cash.

Instrument Drive

Bring an instrument to the festival for donation to our sponsor and 501c3 non-profit Hungry For Music! They collect used musical instruments (new, old, under-used and in need of repair) and donate them to underserved youth with a hunger to play. They'll be at the festival all weekend long; thank you for your support!

Brassroots 2019 Vendors

Papa’s Best Batch offers the best in Hudson Valley views and barbecue.

The Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains’ FIRST Vegan Food Truck!

Fresh salads and juices
Kingston, NY

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

Handmade skincare, textiles and vintage ephemera

Our mission is to heal the natural way. CBD apothecary.

Beer and wine will be available for purchase on site as well as fresh pizza from the Seed Song pizza oven.
Scroll to Top