The first ever Hudson Valley Brassroots Festival of brass band music will take place on July 28, 2018 at Seed Song Farm in Kingston, NY. This year's inaugural festival will feature music from of eight brass bands from up and down the East Coast whose influences range from New Orleans second line to brasspunk to activist anthems. They will play musical styles ranging from Eastern Europe to North America to Latin America.
Part of the proceeds from the festival will benefit the 200+ acre Seed Song Farm in Kingston and their affordable Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, educational outreach, summer farm camp and free programs for the community. Last year, Seed Song Farm gave away hundreds of pumpkins at their free harvest festival that attracted more than a thousand people from neighborhoods in and around Kingston.
Hudson Valley Brassroots Festival
July 28, 2018 - 1 to 10 pm
Seed Song Farm
206 Esopus Ave
Kingston, NY 12401
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1003417963148706/
Media kit: https://goo.gl/BCGL4n
* Eight brass bands from up and down the East Coast!
* Dancing in the open air!
* Locally sourced food & drink!
* Farm tours!
* Evening bonfire!
* Family friendly fun times!
Funkrust Brass Band — Brooklyn, NY – http://funkrust.com/
Raya Brass Band — Brooklyn, NY – http://rayabrassband.com/
Rosendale Improvement Association Brass Band and Social Club — Rosendale, NY – http://www.riabb.org/
Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band — Boston, MA – http://secondlinebrassband.org/
The 'Ol Factory Brass Band — Red Hook, NY — http://communitymusicspace.com/events/ol-factory-brass-band-summer-workshop/
The Extraordinary Rendition Band — Providence, RI — http://extraordinaryrenditionband.com/
The L Train Brass Band — Brooklyn, NY — https://www.facebook.com/ltrainbrass/
What Cheer! Brigade — Providence, RI —http://www.whatcheerbrigade.com/
ABOUT THE FOUNDERS
The mission of the Hudson Valley Brassroots Festival (HVBF) is to celebrate brass music in a rural, accessible and family-friendly environment. The festival was founded by Matthew "Max" Fass of Brooklyn-based Raya Brass Band and Francesca Hoffman of Brooklyn-based Funkrust Brass Band and local activist street band Tin Horn Uprising. Their love for brass music and its spontaneous, celebratory nature compelled them to create an environment where people could enjoy the music they love in a beautiful place outside of the city.
$10 - $30
Hudson Valley Community Productions
Matthew "Max" Fass
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