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
2019 BANDS & SCHEDULE
Saturday July 27, 2019
Main Festival Day
1 pm – Grounds open
2pm - 10 pm – Bands! Bands! Bands!
9:30 pm – Bonfire
Sunday July 28, 2019
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
BRASSROOTS IS RAIN OR SHINE! We will have a large festival tent on the grounds.
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!