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Release Date: August 24, 2009

This is one of the best music festivals around. Please save the date. The event is co-sponsored by the Hastings Village government recreation dept. I have attended the concert in the past and find the event amazing--and lots of fun for the entire family.
The 3rd Annual Hastings-on-Hudson Take Me to the River Grassroots Music Festival
Presented by 12milesnorth
Saturday September 12th
Draper Park, 12pm - 9pm
Tickets:  $12.00 in advance, $15 at the door
(Click HERE to buy advance tickets!)
17 and Under / Seniors Free!
DIRECTIONS: Take Broadway in Hastings to Draper Park
entrance at 407 Broadway, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
12 miles north in association with Hastings-on-Hudson Parks and Recreation Department proudly present The 3rd Annual Take Me to the River GrassRoots Music Festival celebrating local and nationally acclaimed folk, blues, jazz and rock musicians. We offer activities for kids, delicious foods and one of a kind crafts. Bring your picnic blanket, extend the summer vibe and enjoy some amazing music.
The festival features:
Performances From Multiple Acclaimed Musicians: Headlining the festival is Special Guest, John Gorka [link]. In addition, the line-up includes sets from Joe Crookston [link], Kelly Flint [link], Hope Machine [link], Matt Turk [link], Spuyten Duyvil, Milton [link], The Robert Hill Band [link], Hastings Blues Mothers [link], Riverrun [link], Boku, Walkabout Clearwater Chorus [link], Solar Punch [link] and other fine performers.
Solar Powered Second Stage: Supporting the green movement we are proud to host a second stage that is completely solar powered. Artists performing on this stage include Solar Punch, The YaYas, Lord Ward, Goods and Services, Mark Kaufman & The Brazilian Project, Zach Hart, Joe Duraes and Jeff Boyer. In addition, information about how solar power works will be presented through out the day.
Children’s Area with live performance, The Zen Tree, Giant Sling Shot, Music Tree, painting the VW Bug, Kid's Funky Flea (recycle your toys!), and a special mosaic mural hosted by artist Haifa Bint-Kadi.
Nature Tent Eco-games and more. Hosted by Sustainable Hastings and Haven Colgate.
Circle of Song an opportunity for anyone to bring an instrument or voice and share their music with other musicians.
Interactive Art Installations to be discovered all over the park.
Delicious food and drinks from Comfort, Chutney Masala, Antoinette’s, Hastings Station Café, Slices & Custom Picnic Baskets from The Hastings Farmers Market!
Local Artists bring a variety of wares to sell.
Up-to-date schedule info: RivertownsGuide.com
Information regarding music opportunities, vending, sponsorship opportunities or volunteer opportunities contact: Barb: bprism@aim.com Liz: Lizleahy@optonline.net or Niki: narmacost@gmail.com
About 12 Miles North
is a community based progressive cultural arts organization whose goal is to develop affordable events and programming that evokes feelings, inspires thought and brings people together. For more info: lizleahy@optonline.net.

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