Illustration by Trevor Grassi
Brassroots Festival 2021
Gates at 2PM
Music at 3PM
Hot Hand Band
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.
Funkrust Brass Band
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.
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.
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.
Inspired by the traditional drum rhythms of Ghana, Kotoko Brass has been described by the Boston Globe as "propulsive, infectious party music".
What Cheer? Brigade
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.
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.