River Roads Festival is the brainchild of singer/songwriter and author Dar Williams. The stellar line-up, curated by and including Dar Williams, will feature Shawn Colvin, Amy Ray, Lisa Loeb, Sweet Honey In The Rock, Heather Maloney, and Aisha Burns, with additional artists to be announced. The festival will offer an array of delicious locally sourced food and drink options.
Says Dar, “I’m amazed to be working with such a talented team in a region that’s so close to my heart! Our river roads connect us with all the life on our continent. The theme of this year’s festival, in fact, will be Water Justice. The day after the music, Sunday, September 10th, some of my fellow musicians and I will be doing a water-cleanup in the Valley. We invite you to join us and learn more about water justice issues, from clean drinking water to clean waterways that run through our cities and towns (not to mention access to water on voting lines), here and beyond”
The River Roads Festival is presented in partnership with the Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) who coordinates the annual Source to Sea Cleanup, one of the nation’s largest river cleanups. Proceeds from ticket sales will help CRC prevent pollution, engage communities in research and advocacy, and promote enjoyment of the river and its tributaries. There will be a cleanup event in Easthampton on Sunday, September 10th, the day after the festival. Artists from the Festival lineup will join the clean up effort.