Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts celebrates American Roots Music with All-Day Festival



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Saturday, June 28

Featuring Grammy®-Award winner Rosanne Cash

Katonah, NY – On Saturday, June 28, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts presents the American Roots Music Festival. Seeking to embrace the richness of traditional music, the festival brings a mix of bluegrass, folk, blues, country, string band and spiritual music to the Caramoor grounds. A full day of fun for the whole family, the festival continues to grow each year and features performances by legendary stars and up & coming artists, bringing a variety of music styles to current and new audiences.

There will be performances and activities throughout the grounds from noon to 6pm, with music from bluegrass and traditional masters Bruce Molsky, Tony Trischka & Michael Daves; husband and wife duo Kim & Reggie Harris, Miss Tess & the Talkbacks – whoplay in a style reminiscent of saloon jazz, country swing, early rockabilly and New Orleans second line; story telling singer songwriter Joe Crookston & the Bluebird Jubilee with Peter Glanville; Brooklyn-based 5-piece string band Cricket Tell the Weather; festival favorite Americana roots band Spuyten Duyvil, and the late Pete Seeger’s folk collective the Walkabout Clearwater Chorus.

At 7:30pm, up-and-coming trio The Lone Bellow plays a set for the Venetian Theater crowd. The group released their self-titled debut album in January 2013 and has since been taking the American Roots world by storm. Their passionate performances are based in folk, country and gospel traditions, complete with enveloping three-part harmonies and raw, inspiring songwriting.

American Roots Music Festival headliner Rosanne Cash takes the stage at 8:30pm. As the daughter of folk legend Johnny Cash, not only has she been around country and folk music her whole life, but she has also been fully immersed in its evolution through the past few decades. With her husband and musical partner John Leventhal and their band, she will grace the Venetian Theatre audience with works from her new critically-acclaimed album, The River & The Thread, recently nominated for several prestigious awards by the Americana Music Association and lauded as “a timeless work” by NPR’s Fresh Air.

TICKETSAmerican Roots Music Festival: Tickets for the Full Day Festival are $70.00, $55.00, $45.00, $35.00 and $15.00 (children half price). Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount. Day Only tickets (does not include the evening concert) are $25.00 (children half price). Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount.

To order tickets, call the Box Office at 914.232.1252 or visit of 16 or more may purchase discounted tickets by contacting Sal Vaccaro at 914-232-1252 from 10am – 4pm Monday through Friday or email

Picnicking is encouraged; festival-goers 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

For press tickets, images, and/or artist information, contact Lois Cohn at 917.733.8252/212.874.7624 or

PROGRAMAmerican Roots Music Festival
Saturday, June 28

12:00noon – 6pm (on Friends Field and at the Sunken Garden):      
Bruce Molsky, Tony Trischka & Michael Daves
Joe Crookston & the Bluebird Jubilee with Peter Glanville
Miss Tess & the Talkbacks
Kim & Reggie Harris
Cricket Tell the Weather
Spuyten Duyvil
Walkabout Clearwater Chorus

6pm (on the East Lawn):
The Social Music Hour – a sing along, play along workshop for all!

7:30pm-10pm (in the Venetian Theater):
Rosanne Cash (8:30pm – 10pm)
The Lone Bellow (7:30pm – 8:15pm)

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For information about the Walkabout Clearwater Chorus, visit: www.walkaboutclearwater.orgABOUT CARAMOOR
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 around music. Audiences are invited to come early to explore the beautiful grounds, tour the historic Rosen House, 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. To learn more, visit

Summer concerts take place in two outdoor theaters: the 1,714-seat, acoustically superb Venetian Theater and the more intimate, romantic 558-seat Spanish Courtyard.  In the fall and winter all concerts are presented in the magnificent Music Room in the Rosen House. Caramoor’s gardens, also used for concerts, are also well worth the visit and include nine unique perennial gardens.  Among them are a Sense Circle for the visually handicapped, the Sunken Garden, a Butterfly Garden, the Tapestry Hedge, and the Iris and Peony Garden.

“In the Garden of Sonic Delights” (Sonic Delights) is a major open-air sound art exhibition presented by Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts. Opening June 7, and continuing through the fall season, the exhibition, led by Curator and Artistic Director Stephan Moore, will include fifteen site-specific sound artworks.  Caramoor commissioned sixteen established and emerging sound artists to choose distinctive locations at Caramoor and five partner organizations throughout Westchester County.  In the Garden of Sonic Delights at Caramoor will be open Thursday-Sunday, 10AM-3PM. Admission is $10.00 (children 12 and under are free), including all-day access to the Caramoor grounds for the exhibit, picnics, and walks.

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 4, or online at Parking at Caramoor is free. 

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.

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Performances are made possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government.
Performances are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts is located at 149 Girdle Ridge RD, Katonah, NY

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