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Tribes Hill Proudly Sponsors this Year's Take Me to the River Music and Art Festival!!!

12 Miles North presents the 4th Annual Take Me to the River Music & Art Festival 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010 from 11:30am - 9:30pm at Draper Park, Hastings on-Hudson, NY (Rain Date: Sunday, September 12, 2010)

Tickets:  $15.00 in advance, $20 at the door,  $5 Seniors, 17 and Under FREE

DIRECTIONS: Take Broadway in Hastings to Draper Park (just south of "Five Corners") Park entrance: 407 Broadway, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
or go to Metro North for Train Schedule (Once in Hastings, walk to south end of train tracks and walk up Washington Street. Continue up hill, cross Warburton, and Draper Park will be on your right.)

12 Miles North proudly presents the 4th annual Take Me To The River Music and Art Festival celebrating local and nationally acclaimed folk, blues, jazz, world and alternative musicians. Complimenting the music is a veritable smorgasbord of art. The festival offers elaborate art activities and installations for all attendees. Also available are delicious foods and one of a kind crafts. Bring your picnic blanket, extend the summer vibe and enjoy some amazing music and art. Check for up-to-the-minute Festival information.

The Festival Features:

Performances From Multiple Acclaimed Musicians: Main stage Performances: Hazmat Modine, The Kennedys, Milton, The Ebony Hillbillies, and Tim Armacost & Hastings Jazz All Stars, Joe Crookston, Electric Junkyard Gamelan, Julia Joseph, Hope Machine, Matt Turk, The YaYas, Bluesmothers, Take Me To The River Children’s Community Chorus and Nancy Rockland.

2010 highlights include:
The Ebony Hillbillies, one of the last all black string bands in the US, keeping alive a key element in the genesis of all uniquely American music, jazz, blues, country, bluegrass and rock n’ roll.

Hazmat Modine, one of New York’s most original bands, delivering a rustic, deliriously Dionysian blend of Blues, Reggae, Klezmer, Country and Gypsy-tinged music. The band features the dueling harmonicas of front-man Wade Schuman and his sparring partner Randy Weinstein, funky tuba powerhouse Joseph Daley, guitarists Michael Gomez and Pete Smith, trumpeter Pam Fleming and drummer Rich Huntley.

The much-traveled married duo The Kennedy’s spin their personal experiences, musical influences and philosophical beliefs into winsome original songs that blend acoustic-based folk, rock, country, pop and secular gospel into an inclusively delightful sound that’s all their own.

Milton, a 2009 festival favorite and recent Hastings-on-Hudson resident, returns to rock the park. His recent album The Grand Hotel has hit number 27 in the national Americana radio charts. The New York Times quotes “He has the pitch and rhythm to carry the day, and his sophisticated lyrics keeps listeners coming back for more.”

Tim Armacost & the Hastings Jazz All Stars features internationally acclaimed resident jazz musicians Tim Armacost on saxophone, Grammy nominated guitarist Jay Azzolina , David Janeway on keyboards, Harvie S. on bass and Ron Vincent on drums.

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 Ken Butler, MEG, Whiskey Logic, New Irrelevants, Scott Urgola, Leo Liebeskind, Greetings From Anywhere, Native Earthling Band, Skyfactor, Greg Smith and the Broken English, Primate House, Adams Clare and Caleb Flood Goldstick . In addition, information about how solar power works will be presented through out the day.

Children’s Area Features The Zen Tree, Giant Sling Shot, Music Tree, VW Bug, a mosaic mural and more – local artists host all art.

Nature Tent with animal print castings, pet rocks, vine wreaths, scavenger hunt, eco-games, composting and more. Hosted by Sustainable Hastings and Haven Colgate.

Earth Community Area a selection of presentations and products offering ways to be kinder to our planet.

9/11 Memorial Installation for expressions of peace, love and healing.

Interactive Art Installations to be discovered all over the park. Artists Ken Butler, Terry Dame, Liebeskind Tribe, Mat Kowalski, Sean Taggart and more will be presenting their work.

Swap Tents a CD/LP exchange and the Kids Funky Flea are attractions that allow adults and kids to sell swap and recycle their gently used treasures.

Delicious food and drinks from Rivertown Restaurants & Cafes.

Local Artists bring a variety of wares to sell.

Up-to-date schedule info:

Information regarding music opportunities, vending, sponsorship opportunities or volunteer opportunities contact: Barb: bprism(at) Liz: Lizleahy(at) or Niki: narmacost(at)

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. More info? lizleahy(at) or

updated: 11 years ago