Local 845 will present its fourth annual “Beacon Riverfest” outdoor music concert in the city’s Riverfront Park beginning at Noon on Saturday, June 29.
The 2013 line-up includes twice as many artists as last year! From Chicha Libre’s Latin rhythms and psychedelic surf and B-movie sounds to Erin Hobson’s heavy guitar grooves; from big American rockers Hollis Brown to the hillbilly lampooning that is Van Hayride; from the pulsing electro-trombone and robot keyboard loops of local trio Pontoon to Tracy Bonham’s return to Beacon Riverfest—we’ve got ever more bands, more variety, more stages. Plus, the Kids and Family Tent returns with family bands, Imagination Playground equipment, face painting, Bubble Boy, and more. We keep on raising the bar with surprising and delicious food truck and vendor offerings, along with local handmade crafts.
Beacon Riverfest has secured unprecedented sponsorship to expand this year’s event. The 2013 roster includes marquee sponsors Beacon Natural Market and WFUV-FM, with generous support from The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls, Dutchess County Arts Council (DCAC), Beacon Arts, and the City of Beacon.
NYC-based, world-traveled, mixing Latin rhythms, surf guitar and psychedelic organ pop, inspired by Peruvian music from Lima and the Amazon
These local 20-somethings—children of The Grand Slambovians—carve out their own indie-pop-waltz sounds
Clearly on their way up, HB is a throwback to an era when music felt fresh, songwriting was revered, and performances routinely inspired.”Hollis Brown make music that sounds just as alive today as it would’ve in 1966 and will 40 years from now”- SPIN
Krewe De La Rue
Hudson Valley based, “Punchy dance hall mix of Cajun, Creole and Zydeco music” —Cajun Talk
Tracy Bonham and Friends
Bonham appeared on the BRF stage in 2010, Year 1, and now she’s back with a fun-loving kids/family trio
One of the world’s hottest international touring acts, Matuto’s songs can sway hips just as easily as spark insights with its unexpected Appalachia-gone-Afro-Brazilian sound. Official Selection of WOMEX 2011, Matuto is emerging as one of the hottest world-crossover acts.
Erin Hobson Compact
One-of-a-kind Northern Dutchess county(Red Hook)–based ensemble weaves tapestries of irresistible grooves, featuring Hobson’s adept guitar playing
Mamie Minch and Her Business
With a voice and sensibility well beyond her years, Minch’s trio will kick it good.
This Hudson Valley trio features a one-man horn section, led by a passionate singing Robot, driven by the pulse of an organic rave.
The Beacon Music Factory House Band
“Like a modern day medicine show.”—Tommy Ramon
A Beacon institution, The Costellos’ timeless bring rock and roots sounds
Jack Grace’s outfit specializing in Van Halen songs—done Country and Western style.
Saturday, June 29, 2012
Admission: Free/Your Donations At The Gate Keep It Going
Riverfront Park, Beacon, NY
Noon – 8:00 pm EST