Saturday July 15 2023
The Music Festival of Rosendale, Inc. is a not-for-profit, grassroots citizen organization that comes together for the purpose of continuing the legendary Rosendale Street Festival for the multiple benefits it offers to our community and the Mid-Hudson Valley as a whole.
The festival is held on Main Street, Rosendale, New York each July for two days to boost the local economy and boost community interaction. It is also produced to help support and expose people to the local music of our region. In the event that the street festival is profitable, it is dedicated to helping fund scholarships for a graduating senior from the Kingston, New Paltz and New Paltz School districts.
The Rosendale Theatre is proud to be one of the six stages of the festival as well as a cooling station. Come on in and get a refreshing beverage in our tavern and catch some wonderful local talent and films! Vintage movie posters will also be for sale!
1:00 PM Live Music – Backyard Fire
The group has played multiple shows and has developed a strong set list. The original tunes by 10 year old Theo have been a particular hit. Dan Shaut performs regularly through the Hudson Valley including with Professor Louie and Crowmatix.
2:00 PM Woodstock Film Festival Youth Lab Short Films
The Woodstock Film Festival’s annual Youth Film Lab is a free, three-week intensive filmmaking bootcamp for Hudson Valley teens that provides participants with the equipment and expertise to create their own original films.
3:00 PM Drumsong Orchestra of the Hudson Valley
Under the direction of Master Drummer, Ubaka Hill, THE DRUMSONG ORCHESTRA of the Hudson Valley is an on-going Women’s Drum and Percussion community.
4:00 PM HUDSY Short Films
5:00 PM Live Music – Hotdish
Hotdish is serving up some great Americana/Roots music with a side of Bluegrass! With a blend of covers and originals, we’re cooking something for everyone! Our recipes include acoustic guitar, banjo, upright bass, fiddle, mandolin and washboard + vocal harmonies. Belly up to the table and get ready to move!
6:00 PM Y.E.T. (Youth Ensemble Theatre) Presents: Surviving the Jopp Short Film
In Surviving The Jopp we meet six contestants, a burnt out host, the camera crew of one – and some unexpected visitors as we follow the reality TV show, Surviving The Jopp, where six random teens are challenged to live in the wild with a team member that they’ve never met. Surviving The Jopp is a short film by Youth Ensemble Theater’s Summer ensemble, featuring Alila Andersen, Atlas Greenblatt, Dino Philippis, Emma Lynn Seckinger, Jordan Vargas, Josiah Hinestroza, Levi Chapin, Nico Sanchez, Rosaleah Glantz, and Will Brown, and directed by Amy Poux.
7:00 PM Bloom – on the front porch
Bloom is a Voice Ensemble directed by Musician, Choral Director, Composer and Arranger Debbie Lan. Started in 2007 with the only requirement being a love of singing, Bloom has grown to 55 voices. With Debbie’s original arrangements of songs, Bloom sings an eclectic and uplifting mix of music: Crowded Table by The HighWomen, We Are one by Pat Humphries, What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love and Understanding by Nick Lowe, Sesebacha – a South African Youth freedom song, Help Somebody by Susan Werner, Yellow brick Road by Elton John amongst others.