February 2-4, 2018
February 2-4, 2018
With music, dancing, local food, beer & wine, film, art and nature activities for all ages, the 6th Annual Winter Hoot welcomes the community, one and all, for a spirit-raising good time in mid-winter! Hear world-class musical acts from the Hudson Valley and beyond. Attend for a few hours or the whole weekend - tickets are "give what you can" at the door. Purchase in advance for guaranteed parking and entry.
The Winter Hoot takes place at the beautiful Ashokan Center (477 Beaverkill Road Olivebridge, NY 12461) about 20 minutes west of Woodstock, and it's curated and organized by Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar who are honored and proud to be embarking on year six!
The Hoot builds community and connects generations thru our shared love of music and nature. Thank you for supporting Your Hoot!
5:00 pm VIP Reception in the Pewter Shop
Celebrate love, music, nature, and Ashokan with Jay & Molly in the Pewter Shop. Friday 5pm at the Winter Hoot. This is a special VIP reception for our most generous Hoot donors, the Pewter Posse (learn more here.)
6:00 pm Dinner in the Dining Hall (reserve here)
Indulge in a satisfying, locally-sourced, seasonal, plant-based dinner and dessert by Peace Nation of Kingston, NY. Friday 6pm at the Winter Hoot. You must reserve in advance for this special meal so we know how many to expect. $30 per plate, $25 when buying a weekend pass, $12.50 for kids or volunteers.
7:00 pm A Winter Hoot Welcome & Documentary Film Screening
Can we heal the planet by reducing or eliminating our meat and dairy consumption? There is hope in every bite! Learn more when you see the film COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret, on Friday 7:30pm at the Winter Hoot. There is no extra charge for the film, feel free to donate as you wish.
During the documentary a kid-friendly movie will be screened upstairs in the kids zone including Film Short: Crac! Frederic Back's touching 1981 animated tale of snow, fiddling, family and folk art
8:30 pm Post-Film discussion
with guest speakers, tba
9:30 pm Jam Session in the Dining Hall
with old-time tunes and songs you know and love
All-day-and-night entertainment starts at 11am in Ashokan's beautiful wooden performance hall with music and dancing for kids & families. This year's rousing revue of independent folk and roots music for all age includes a number of artists premiering new work and goes all day long, culminating in a rowdy midnight square dance.
The lineup includes: gospel-folk stompers Spirit Family Reunion, Hoot Hosts The Mammals, old-time song keepers Anna & Elizabeth, traditional Mexican ensemble Radio Jarocho, anthemic rocker turned country explorer Connor Kennedy, caller Megan Downes and stringband Little Leatherwood (feat. Stephanie Coleman + Little Nora Brown), vintage folk-blues-swingers The Wiyos, kid-rocker Uncle Rock, and "As The Crow Flies"; a musical storybook by Tracy Bonham (and friends.)
Enjoy local food from Ashokan & Veggie Oasis, local beer & cider, blacksmithing, sledding, all-ages crafts in the FiberFlame room (leave your child for an additional childcare fee), an array of upstairs parent-child activities, an instrument petting zoo by Hungry For Music (please bring an instrument to donate to kids in need) and intimate mini-concerts in the Pewter Shop filmed and recorded by Beehive Productions.
11:00am "As The Crow Flies"; a musical storybook by Tracy Bonham (and friends)
a new self-discovery tale for all ages by the amazingly talented vocalist and songwriter, cast to include Jay Collins, Robert Burke Warren, and Jeremy Bernstein.
NOON Family Dance with caller Megan Downes and music by Little Leatherwood (feat. Stephanie Coleman & Little Nora Brown)
fun dances for all - no experience necessary
2:00pm The Wiyos
early swing, rural folk, old-time blues & Appalachian
3:30pm Radio Jarocho
lively traditional music & dance from southern Veracruz, Mexico
5:00pm Connor Kennedy
presenting new work in a country vein
6:30pm The Mammals (Mike + Ruthy)
premiering new songs from Sunshiner
8:30pm Spirit Family Reunion
joyful, current, unifying, gospel-folk enthusiasm
10:00 Square Dance to Little Leatherwood (feat. Stephanie Coleman & Little Nora Brown) with caller Megan Downes
kick up your heels and do-si-do your partner
MIDNIGHT Anna & Elizabeth
ballads, tunes, and stories from the time before television, with lovingly hand-crafted "crankies"
PEWTER SHOP SESSIONS:
3 songs, recorded & filmed with an intimate audience
1:30 Radio Jarocho
3:00 Spirit Family Reunion
6:00 Little Nora Brown
KIDS ZONE SCHEDULE:
12:30pm - 4:30pm - kids activities tba, including a percussion workshop with Joakim Lartey
4:30 Uncle Rock - shake your head like the head of a mop with the Hudson Valley's beloved kid-connected rocker
6:00 Kids Movie Lounge - relax and unwind from the big day in front of the "big" screen
please note: schedule times are subject to change
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9:30 Breakfast in the Dining Hall
10:00 Anna & Elizabeth mini-concert
10:30 "Community Sing" with the Winter Hoot All Stars. Request your favorite song, or sing your own - all instruments and voices welcome.
Noon Farewell . . . see you at the Summer Hoot!