Announcing the 2019

Hudson Valley
Brassroots Festival

Saturday, July 27, 2019

plus other special events happening on Sunday, July 28, 2019

Seed Song Farm, Kingston, NY

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Next Up: Brassroots Gala 2019

Brassroots 2019 "Hornucopia" Fundraiser at BSP
Saturday, March 30, 2019
7 pm – Midnight
$15 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.

323 Wall Street
Kingston, NY 12401
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The HUDSON VALLEY BRASSROOTS FESTIVAL will return to Seed Song Farm in Kingston on July 27. Help get this year's festival started with a three band fundraiser at BSP on March 30 with Brasskill, Max's New Hat and Pontoon. $15 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.

BRASSKILL is the Hudson Valley’s new party brass band. Based in Hudson, NY and founded in the Spring of 2018, Brasskill’s membership covers a wide geographic area — from Rosendale in the south, all the way up to Chatham in the north. Bringing funky decibels to parties, parades and other merry gatherings in the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas, Brasskill’s music ranges from New Orleans second line tunes to punk and pop covers and is guaranteed to get your party out on the dance floor.

MAX'S NEW HAT is an Electro-Balkan outfit that plays the dance party and wedding music of Serbia, Macedonia, Greece and Bulgaria. The band features Katy Kondrat on vocals, Tim Allen on sax and clarinet, Max Fass on accordion, Pete Newman on bass, Roger LaRochelle on drums and Johanna Dunn on percussion. Come in your best Eastern European get up and be prepared to show off your Balkan dance steps and fancy flourishes.

Imagine a Robot/Ninja/Sasquatch, with lots of soul and a sense of humor, who is always in a high speed dune buggy chase... PONTOON plays the soundtrack.


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, Funkrust Brass Band 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.

2018 BANDS

2019 schedule will be announced in May 2019

Rosendale Improvement Association Brass Band and Social Club

Rosendale, NY
Community-Based Brass Band

Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band

Sommerville, MA
Second Line Activist Brass Band

The ‘Ol Factory Brass Band

Red Hook, NY
Hudson Valley Based New Orleans Style Community Brass Band

The Extraordinary Rendition Band

Providence, RI
Guerrilla Style Street Band

The L Train Brass Band

Brooklyn, NY
Big American Brass

Funkrust Brass Band

Brooklyn, NY
Disco Punk Brass

Raya Brass Band

Brooklyn, NY
Original Balkan

What Cheer? Brigade

Providence, RI
20-Piece Brass Band

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

Get Your Tickets!

2019 Ticket Information Coming Soon

2018 Festival Vendors

Our 2018 Brassroots vendors were great! Vendors for 2019 to be announced!

Eclectic southern food that's smartly sourced.
Kingston, NY

Organic vegan cuisine
Woodstock, NY

Fresh salads and juices
Kingston, NY

Old fashioned icecream favorites with a twist.
Woodstock, NY

Cold brew coffee and iced tea
Kingston, NY

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