NY music festival founded by Pete Seeger is returning

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Posted: Nov 14, 2016 12:01 PM
NY music festival founded by Pete Seeger is returning

BEACON, N.Y. (AP) — Organizers say a New York music festival founded by the late folk legend Pete Seeger will resume next year.

Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival will return to the village of Croton (KROH'-tuhn)-on-Hudson, New York, on June 17-18, 2017.

The Beacon, New York, based environmental group Hudson River Sloop Clearwater canceled this year's festival because of financial issues.

Seeger and his wife, Toshi (TOH'-shee), started the Clearwater festival in 1978.

The proceeds help support a floating classroom the group launched in 1969. The sloop is a 106-foot replica of the vessels that sailed the Hudson River in the 18th and 19th centuries. It's recently undergone a restoration.

Festival updates will be posted on Facebook .