Gates open Friday at 3:00 for folks who would like to come set up their tents and get comfy. Our "Pewter Posse" donors are invited to a kick-off happy hour with refreshments & tunes by Jay & Molly in the Pewter Shop Friday at 5:00pm. Food vendors start dinner around 6:00. Breakfast is vended indoors at 8:30-10:30am Sat/Sun and food vendors sell lunch, snacks and dinner 11am until late. Blacksmithing is noon-4pm Sat, Kids Zone activities run noon-5 Sat/Sun. Sunday everything wraps up by dusk. Email with any specific questions. Thanks! See you at The Hoot!!  :)


Live music performed at the foot of Hoot Hill on the lovely, wooden Toshi Stage and Pete Stage (unless other location is noted.) 

The Pete Stage programming is
brought to you this year by Ulster Savings Bank!


5:00 Pewter Posse VIP reception (in the pewter shop)
7:30 Billy Wylder
8:30 Whiskey Treaty Roadshow
9:30 Johnny Society
10:30 The Big Takeover
11:30 Lyn Hardy & the Catskill Corral (Honky Tonk dance in the performance hall)


10:30 Love Waves Gong Ensemble
11:00 All-Star Kids Set
12:20 Serious Juggling & Comedy
12:30 Dave Richardson
1:20 Huck Notari
2:15 Sarah Perrotta
3:10 Nadine Landry & Sammy Lind
4:05 Johnny Irion
5:15 Bill and The Belles
6:15 Sam Reider & The Human Hands
7:15 Seth Bernard
8:10 Serious Juggling & Comedy
8:30 The Mammals (aka: Mike + Ruthy Band)
10:00 Campfire Singalong (hilltop) / Square Dance with Nadine & Sammy, Little Nora Brown, and caller Megan Downes (in the performance hall)
12:00 The Restless Age (in the performance hall)


9:30 Love Waves Gong Ensemble
10:00 Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower
11:00 Arm of the Sea Theater Presents "The City that Drinks the Mountain Sky, part 2"
12:00 Amalia
12:55 Little Nora Brown
1:40 Guy Davis
2:35 Amber Rubarth
3:30 Jay Ungar & Molly Mason with Swingology
4:35 Max's New Hat
5:30 Spirit Family Reunion


These are intimate 3-song sets which are filmed and recorded in the Pewter Shop just down the hill in the Vendor Village. We thank Eberhardt-Smith videography and Telefunken Microphones for their support!

12:30 Johnny Irion
1:30 Amber Rubarth
2:30 Sam Reider & The Human Hands
3:30 The Restless Age

11:00 Bill and the Belles
12:00 Guy Davis
1:00 Seth Bernard
2:00 Nadine Landry & Sammy Lind


They're in the Performance Hall. Come join in! 

11:30-12:30 Harmony Workshop with members of Amalia (Katie Martucci)
all voices welcome
12:45-1:45 Fiddle Party with Jay Ungar, Kalia Yeagle, Sammy Lind and tba
performance / Q&A
2:15-3:45 Songs for Social Change with Elizabeth Mitchell, Seth Bernard, Nick Panken, Mike Merenda
performance / Q&A, bring voices for singalongs
4:00-4:30 Swing Dance Workshop
bring dancing shoes if you have em & stick around to practice during the jam!
4:30-5:30 Swing Jam with members of Amalia
bring your instruments and voices, or just listen


12:30-1:15 Ballet with Jen Bousliman
all ages beginner ballet class
1:30-3:00 Open Mic hosted by Dillon Egyes and Lucas Miller
come at 1:15 to sign up. collaborations are encouraged!
3:30 Banjo Party with Little Nora Brown, Guy Davis, Maggie Carson, and tba
performance / Q&A


1:00 Archery
3:00 Gorge Hike
5:30 Kids' Parade

12:30 Shakespeare Story Theater
1:45 Canoeing
3:00 Gorge Hike
5:15 Kids' Parade

Crafts, solar merry-go-round, and Hungry For Music's instrument petting zoo will be there too!


SATURDAY  2:30pm & 10:00pm in the Discovery Room (upstairs in Esopus Lodge)

When their plane from Los Angeles to New York is grounded on the morning of September 11, 2001, strangers Elliott (Joe Purdy) and Joni (Amber Rubarth) are unexpectedly thrust together amidst the chaos of that historic day. With little in common but both needing to get to NYC urgently, they accept help from Joni's family friend Scottie (Krisha Fairchild) who lends the duo a rusty old 1972 Chevy Van. The shock and stress of 9/11 quickly threatens to derail their cross country journey until the pair discover what they do have in common: a love for old folk songs. Armed with a pile of guitars left in the van from Scottie’s touring days, Elliott and Joni raise their voices together (and with those they meet on the road), re-discovering the healing nature of music and bearing witness to a nation of people who, even while mourning, manage to lift each other up in the wake of tragedy. With a refreshing gentleness and beauty, AMERICAN FOLK lovingly chronicles the spaces between the suffering and fear, where music has the power to connect. Musicians Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth give nuanced and thoughtful performances, with voices that are uplifting and achingly gorgeous. Filmed over 3,500 miles in 14 states, AMERICAN FOLK serves as a love letter to the natural beauty of America, to the style of music that has shepherded us through historically tough times and to the kindness of all of the "folk" that make America what it is.

schedule is subject to change