Larry Long & Friends invite you to the first ever “Water Is Life: Stop Line 3” music, art and cultural festival on the shores of the mighty Gichi-Gami (Lake Superior). Featuring an unprecedented coalition of musicians, artists, poets and Indigenous leaders, this one-day festival is a celebration of water as the fundamental life-giving resource of Mother Earth and a full-throttle resistance in music and song against the Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline currently snaking its way through the waterways and Anishinaabe lands of northern Minnesota. *
Line-up of featured artists who’ve donated their include: Bon Iver, Mumu Fresh, Hippo Campus, Lissie, Quiltman, Larry Long, David Huckfelt, Keith Secola, Annie Humphrey, Charlie Parr, Corey Medina. Alan Sparhawk, Superior Siren, Adia Victoria, and more.
A sacred water ceremony will be led by Dorene Day Waubanewquay, a 3rd Degree Midewiwin, and Lead Woman singer for Center Fire in the Three Fires (Heartway) Lodge.
Local, organic food vendors, regionally-sourced food and beverages, and a variety of organizations centered around the mission of sustainability, Indigenous rights, and clean water will all be onsite.
All proceeds will benefit the Indigenous women-led Honor the Earth non-profit in its fight against Enbridge’s Line 3 construction in Native treaty Lands during a time of climate crisis and severe drought up north.
VIRTUALLY FREE JUNE 19th from 11AM – 11PM (ET)
Clearwater Festival (aka “The Great Hudson River Revival” or “Revival”) features powerful statements by life-long activists and organizations. The event will feature many musical performers, storytellers, and activists, including: Guy Davis, Larry Long, John McCutcheon, Tom Chapin, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Scott Ainslie, Donna & Rick Nestler, Matt Cartsonis, Betty and the Baby Boomers, Hubby Jenkins, Thomasina Winslow, Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Emma’s Revolution, Holly Near, Tom Paxton, R.J. Storm and the Old School Bluegrass Band, Mel & Vinnie, Reggie Harris, Diana Jones, The Trouble Sisters, Magpie, Rik Palieri and more. Consistent with Clearwater’s longstanding commitment to accessibility, the Revival programming is staffed with American Sign Language interpreters.
Inspired by Pete Seeger‘s desire to clean up the river over forty years ago, The Great Hudson River Revival initially helped raise the funds to build the sloop Clearwater, which has since become a world-renowned floating classroom and a symbol of effective grassroots action. Today, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. is a non-profit organization that sails at the forefront of the nation’s environmental challenges. The revenue raised by the Revival goes to support Clearwater’s numerous educational programs and its work toward environmental and social justice—as well as keeping the sloop Clearwater afloat.
Please consider making a donation – your gift supports Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and makes possible future music festivals, sails, and Clearwater’s ability to bring together thousands in the name of clean water.