Mike + Ruthy Host The Summer Hoot

MIke & Ruthy - Photo by Thomas Schnaidt
MIke & Ruthy – Photo by Thomas Schnaidt

The heat is back. The sweat is back. And we’ve got another festival this weekend.

Kicking off Friday a few miles outside of the iconic Catskill town of Woodstock, Mike Merenda and Ruthy Ungar (a.k.a. Mike + Ruthy) will host the first ever Summer Hoot at The Ashokan Center. Of special note, the lineup includes Pete Seeger, who will make his first appearance since the death of his wife, Toshi, last month.  1001694_361457197315374_856246682_nThe rest of the lineup isn’t bad at all for a debut event with other names like Natalie Merchant, Kristin Andreassen, Dan Zanes the Dirt Farmer Band and more on the bill.

A few other things we REALLY like about this festival – 1) Festivarians can camp on-site. 2) It’s highly affordable at just $60 for the weekend. 3) All proceeds from the festival will benefit The Ashokan Center’s environmental education program.

Should be a damn fine weekend. See the full lineup & buy tickets here.