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.
Saturday July 27, 2019 - Main Festival Day
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
Sunday, July 28 - Community Day
Fly By Brass Band
Desperate Measures Street Band
Sunday's programming will also feature a "Meet the Musicians" workshop and a children's processional.
Schedule coming soon!