Season 2004-2005 Event

Hudson River Arts Festival with Richie Havens & Burning Spear

The Bardavon presents Poughkeepsie’s 9th annual free festival, boasting non-stop music, Hudson River cruises, delectable ethnic foods, and a tent village of crafters, kids events, art exhibits, and more. Woodstock Festival and folk/pop icon Richie Havens and Grammy Award winning reggae pioneer Burning Spear and his band will headline the Arts Festival mainstage, followed by a fireworks display at 9:30pm. Mainstage Schedule: 12:00PM The Green Bluegrass Band 12:15PM The Dwyer Family 1:00PM Anna Cheek 1:45PM Gus Mancini’s Sonic Soul Awe-kestra 2:45PM Asha Nan 4:00PM Saturday Night Bluegrass Band w/ Bill Keith and Brian Hollander 5:00PM The Chosen Ones 6:00PM Richie Havens 8:00PM Burning Spear 9:30PM Fireworks Display Also appearing – “ONE RIVER MANY STREAMS” with Father Charlie Coen Dan Gurney and friends Mariachi Citlalli and Mid-Hudson Mexican Folkloric Dance Group Kantham Chatlapalli Indian Classical Dancers BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL with The Hunger Mountain Boys Blue Plate Special Too Blue and more. . . DUTCHESS COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL DEMONSTRATION TENT Demonstrations and hands-on activities of traditional crafts, foods, and dress traditions from local communities. Visit the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Shoot a video at the Children’s Media Center’s interactive booth Paint from a live model with the Barrett Art Center Visit participating ARTHOP galleries The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater’s participation in the Hudson River Arts Festival is the centerpiece of Clearwater’s Community River Days from September 13th to 20th at Waryas Park. More info at

Visit the Official Richie Havens website
Visit the Official Burning Spear website
Sponsored By: City of Poughkeepsie, Fleet, MVP, DCAC, DRA, HITS, M& T Bank, NYSCA, WPDH, MIX 97, WDST, WKZE, Barrett Art Center, Children’s Media Center….Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association, Clearwater, Chronogram, ARTHOP, Stewart’s Shops

Date & Time

Saturday, September 18 2004 at 12:00 pm



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