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.
2019 schedule will be announced in May 2019
Rosendale Improvement Association Brass Band and Social Club
Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band
The ‘Ol Factory Brass Band
The Extraordinary Rendition Band
The L Train Brass Band
Funkrust Brass Band
Raya Brass Band
What Cheer? Brigade
BRASSROOTS IS RAIN OR SHINE! We will have a large festival tent on the grounds.
2018 Festival Vendors
Our 2018 Brassroots vendors were great! Vendors for 2019 to be announced!