Katonah, NY -- The American Roots Music Festival, a celebration of bluegrass, folk, country blues and gospel music, returns to Caramoor on June 30. Hot Tuna Acoustic, comprised of Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady and Barry Mitterhoff, David Bromberg Quartet, headline. The Caramoor International Music Festival takes place throughout the grounds of Caramoor beginning at 12:30 PM with live music and activities for kids. Families can picnic and stroll the gardens throughout the afternoon while listening to the local string band Spuyten Duyvil, the swinging rhythms of Eilen Jewell and her band, Red Molly’s folk, gospel and bluegrass-inspired three-part harmonies, the southern style ‘steamboat soul’ of Roosevelt Dime, and banjo songster Old Man Luedecke. At 7:30pm, headliners Hot Tuna Acoustic and the David Bromberg Quartet take the stage for an evening of performances in the Venetian Theater.
The American Roots Music Festival is appropriate for all ages. Picnicking is encouraged; concertgoers can bring their own picnic, purchase food or beverages on site or order a picnic in advance for pick-up at Caramoor by calling Great Performances® at 212-337-6055 or visiting www.greatperformances.com/caramoorpicnics.
American Roots Music Festival: Daytime only tickets are $25. Full festival tickets (which include the evening shows) are $35, $45, $55. Children under 16 are half price for both daytime only and full festival tickets. To order tickets, call the Box Office at 914.232.1252 or visit www.caramoor.org. Groups of 16 or more may purchase discounted tickets by contacting Matthew Scarella at 914.232.5035 ext. 252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, JUNE 30
For information about Hot Tuna Acoustic, visit: www.hottuna.com
For information about David Bromberg Quartet, visit: www.davidbromberg.net
For information about Eilen Jewell, visit: www.eilenjewell.com/news.cfm
For information about Red Molly, visit: www.redmolly.com
For information about Roosevelt Dime, visit: www.rooseveltdimemusic.bandcamp.com
For information about Old Man Luedecke, visit: www.oldmanluedecke.com
For information about Spuyten Duyvil, visit: www.spuytenduyvilmusic.com
Caramoor is the legacy of Walter and Lucie Rosen, who built their summer home – now known as the historic Rosen House at Caramoor – and filled it with their treasures. Walter Rosen was the master planner for the Caramoor estate, realizing his dream of creating a place to entertain friends from around the world. Their musical evenings were the seeds of today’s Caramoor International Music Festival. Witnessing the pleasure their friends took in the beauty of Caramoor – the house with its art collection, the gardens, and the musical programs on summer evenings –the Rosens established a public charity to open Caramoor to the community in 1946. Lucie Rosen survived her husband by seventeen years. During those years, she expanded the Music Festival. The Spanish Courtyard was used as a setting for musical events, as it is today, and, under her direction, the great stage of the Venetian Theater was built.
Caramoor is a performing arts center located on a unique 90-acre setting of Italianate architecture and gardens in Westchester County, NY. It enriches the lives of its audiences through innovative and diverse musical performances of the highest quality. Its mission also includes mentoring young professional musicians and providing educational programs for young children centered on music. It is often described as “a Garden of Great Music”, where audiences are invited to come early, explore the beautiful grounds, enjoy a pre-concert picnic, and discover beautiful music in the relaxed settings of the Venetian Theater, Spanish Courtyard, Music Room of the Rosen House, and the magnificent gardens.
With its unique heritage, Caramoor remains a place where magical summer days and nights are shared and enjoyed by thousands. “Caramoor is the loveliest Festival of them all.” - The New York Times
Most Summer Festival concerts take place in two outdoor theaters: the 1714-seat, acoustically superb Venetian Theater and the more intimate, romantic Spanish Courtyard. Caramoor’s gardens are also well worth the visit and include nine unique perennial gardens. Among them are a Sense Circle for the visually handicapped, a Butterfly Garden, Tapestry Hedge, and the Iris and Peony Garden.
By car from the West Side of Manhattan and New Jersey, take the Saw Mill River Parkway north to Katonah. Exit at Route 35/Cross River. Turn right, and, at the first traffic light, make a right turn onto Route 22 south. Travel 1.9 miles to the junction of Girdle Ridge Road. Follow the signs to Caramoor. (For detailed directions call 914.232.5035 and press 2, or online at www.caramoor.org). Parking at Caramoor is free on-site on a first-come, first-served basis. Once on-site parking is full, alternate parking will be available with free shuttle bus service.
By train, take the Harlem Division of the Metro-North Railroad to Katonah, New York. Taxi service from the station to Caramoor (5 minutes away) is available.
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts is located at 149 Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah, NY