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American Roots Music Festival
American Roots Music Festival
Katonah, New York, USA
Late June
The American Roots Music Festival, a daylong celebration of folk, string band, country, blues, gospel, and bluegrass music, returns to Caramoor on Saturday, June 29. The one-day-only event is headlined by the world premiere of The Del McCoury Band’s new project, “Del McCoury Sings Woody Guthrie,” featuring unheard and unsung words of Guthrie set to music by the great bluegrass musician. In addition, he will perform his trademark Bluegrass standards and favorites. Beginning at 12:00 noon, the family-friendly festival takes place throughout the grounds of Caramoor and provides a day of live music and activities for adults and kids. Festival-goers can lounge and picnic while enjoying folk-rock band David Wax Museum, traditional folk music icon John McCutcheon, blues and gospel group Heritage Blues Quartet, rising stars acoustic string band trio The Stray Birds, Nashville-based country duo Doug & Telisha, alternative/traditional folk band Spuyten Duyvil and the heralded Walkabout Clearwater Chorus. The day continues with the Social Music Hour at 6:00pm – an all-ages workshop and sing-along with some of the festival performers. Headlining the festival at 7:30pm in the Venetian Theater is The Del McCoury Band and the debut of “Del McCoury sings Woody Guthrie.”
World debut of the Del McCoury Bands brand new project - Del McCoury sings Woodie Guthrie - featuring Woodie Guthries previously unheard and unsung lyrics set to music composed by bluegrass legend, Del McCoury. Daytime performers: David Wax Museum, John McCutcheon, Heritage Blues Quartet, The Stray Birds, Doug & Telisha, Spuyten Duyvil, Walkabout Clearwater Chorus.
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Caramoor is located at 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, New York 10536 in Westchester County, 40 miles northeast of New York City. By Car - Take I-684 to Exit 6. Go east on Route 35 to the traffic light (.3 mile). Make a right turn onto Route 22 south, and travel 1.9 miles to the junction of Girdle Ridge Road. A green “Caramoor” sign is posted at this junction. Continue on Girdle Ridge Road to the Caramoor gates (.5 mile), which are located on the right. For detailed directions from other points in the tri-state area, please call the Box Office: 914.232.5035, press 2. By Train - From Grand Central Station, take the Harlem Division of the Metro-North Railroad to Katonah, New York. Taxi service from the station to Caramoor (five minutes away) is available by calling Sam’s taxi at 914-232-4949 or Katonah Taxi at 914-232-5772.
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Admission & Parking
Full Festival Ticket: $35, $45, $55. Day Only Ticket: $25. Free Parking.

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