Help Us Bring Back Live Music
HUDSON WEST FOLK FESTIVAL
Yes, after a year of isolation, distancing, and yearning for connection, we realized it was time to bring the Hudson West Fest back to life... and we need your help!
Why? Because nothing brings people together faster than sharing music. Music connects us at critical life moments. We graduate to music, we marry to music, we mourn to music, and there's never been a more critical moment than now as we begin to emerge from our enforced Covid cocoon. .. at last.
Who We Are
We are an all-volunteer group passionate about music and have all been deeply involved in presenting music over the years in Jersey City and Manhattan. In 2016, we decided to pool our efforts and create a 501-c3 non-profit organization manned by professionals donating their time and knowledge to present a top-notch annual festival, taking place this year on October 16th.
A primary part of our mission has always been to support the music community. This year, the Covid pandemic has decimated musicians' financial well-being at an unprecedented level. Performers have seen an entire year of their bookings vanish overnight. Because all involved with putting on the festival are volunteers, it allows us to concentrate our resources on compensating our performers in a way they need and deserve. Most people may not realize that the majority of funding for festivals does not come from ticket sales but from sponsors and generous people like you who appreciate the value that live music and the arts in general, bring to our society. That is why we are asking for your support.
The Hudson West Festival
The Hudson West Festival takes place in Jersey City, NJ, directly across the mighty Hudson River from NYC. We bring a full day of world-class musicians, yummy local food, local artists and FREE guitar, ukulele and songwriting workshops to schoolkids and the community at large. With the generosity of people like you, we are able to maintain our low ticket price, making the festival accessible to the community.
A Great Way To Give Back!
Your donation large or small is equally needed and appreciated. It is your generosity that will help us to put on a successful event.
For those with the ability to contribute more, we want to give you the opportunity to give a special thank you to the health care workers and first responders in our community. With any donation of $100 or more, we will donate a pair of tickets in your name to a health care worker or first-responder in the local area. This is your opportunity to support both live music and thank those who have given us so much throughout the pandemic.
Note: Donations are tax deductible