Clearwater in partnership with WJFF Radio Catskill and The Cooperage Project presents: “Float The Boat” a benefit concert for the Sloop Clearwater.
Four live bands performing bluegrass, folk and Americana!
Featuring performances by Little Sparrow, The Dirty Stay Out Skifflers, RJ
Storm and Old School, and The Rock Hill Ramblers.
Where: The Cooperage, Honesdale, PA 1030 Main St, Honesdale, PA 18431
When: Friday, April 8 | 7:00pm, doors 6:30pm
Cost: Suggested donation $15
Nearly 50 years ago, Pete Seeger and a group of friends came up with an impossible dream: build a magnificent wooden boat to save the polluted Hudson River. There was little funding for such an out-of-the-box idea, but nevertheless, it succeeded. By hosting a series of concerts, passing the hat and appealing to local philanthropists, the sloop Clearwater was born.
Today, after decades of environmental education and advocacy, the hat is being passed again. The Clearwater organization needs to raise $250,000 to restore the famous ship and keep the the dream alive.
A New York State historic preservation grant will fund roughly half the cost of the project, and the 106-foot-long boat is currently with the shipwrights in Kingston.
Clearwater is in the position of needing to raise about $250,000 relatively quickly.
To learn more about the bands visit their websites:
RJ Storm and Old School
The Dirty Stay Out Skifflers
The Rock Hill Ramblers
Antoine Magliano and Steve Schwartz
All proceeds raised benefit the Clearwater Foundation.
For more information call: 570 253-2020