Hudson SummerFest


The Hudson Summer Festival is a sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts, a 501(c)(3), tax exempt organization. Contributions on behalf of the Hudson Music Festival must be made payable to NYFA, and are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.


Too Blue

Traveling freely between the genres of bluegrass, swing, Celtic and jazz, a Too Blue performance is a dynamic dose of serious fun. Smooth harmonies and adventurous musicianship bring stellar arrangements to life.

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The Fabulous Versatones 

The Fabulous Versatones are a 5-man swing band based in the Hudson Valley with members from Hudson, Millbrook and Red Hook.


The Zolla Boys

17 year old Ben Zolla and his 16 year old brother Sam started playing music with their dad, Larry in the spring of 2012. What started as a hobby quickly grew into regular bookings at music halls, bluegrass festivals and concerts . 


The Matchstick Architects

The Matchstick Architects are a New England based rock band with a soulful blend of country, blues, and folk influences.

The band is fronted by Dar Maloney (Pleasant Valley, NY) on guitar and lead vocals. The band features Maloney, Tom Conklin (Pittsfield, MA) on lead guitar, Diane Davis (Barkhamsted, CT) on bass, and Dave Willey (Becket, MA) on drums

hudson summerfest 2017

Summer festivals and fairs have always been the linchpin of most summer seasons, celebrating all that is summertime. In that very spirit the City of Hudson announces its first annual Hudson Summerfest to be held at Henry Hudson Riverfront Park. One would be hard pressed to find a more perfectly scenic location, with views of the river, the Catskill Mountains, and within walking distance of all that the City of Hudson has to offer in unique shops, restaurants and lodging. Bring family and friends to this affordable outing and spend the day savouring Summer.

Hudson SummerFest will feature live music, and audience engaging performances by the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. food and beverage vendors providing the best of our local resources will be organized by the FarmOn! Foundation. There will be a crafts and maker tent to showcase the work of local artisans. Volunteers from the Hudson Area Library will participate in many capacities. And the Hudson Police Department will be on-site to demonstrate family safety methods.

Not only will Hudson SummerFest celebrate the diversity of all that Hudson has to offer, it will also serve as a source of fund raising for several of the organizations that take such great care in fostering creativity, citizenship, and community solidarity. Each year a select group of non-profit organizations will be chosen to participate in the festival, and all festival proceeds will be donated to these organizations and their youth programming. This year, festival proceeds will go to the FarmOn! Foundation, Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, and the Hudson Area Library.

So, mark your calendars and come share in what will become one of the annual events for Summer festivities in the Hudson Valley: Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 11am until 7pm in Henry Hudson Riverfront Park in Hudson, Columbia County, NY.


Sponsorship's play a significant role in the planning and promotion of the Hudson SummerFest.

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