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Twilight Music in the Parks 2024: Betty and the Baby Boomers

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Hudson Valley acoustic group Betty and the Baby Boomers (Betty Boomer, Jean Valla McAvoy, Paul Rubeo, Robert Bard, and Steve Stanne) have been recognized regionally – they “sing and play old-school folk like it was brand spanking new” (Kingston’s Daily Freeman); nationally – “a refreshing reminder of the halcyon days of American folk music” (Sing Out!); and internationally, with many bookings over the years for Clifden Arts Week, a well-known festival in Ireland.

As Clearwater staff and board members, the Boomers worked with Pete Seeger, who regularly performed one of McAvoy’s original songs, “Down by the River,” included on his Grammy-winning album Tomorrow’s Children with the Rivertown Kids. They wrap distinctive harmonies around songs from Seeger, Phil Ochs, and others who inspired their generation, plus contemporary and original material in that tradition.

About Twilight Music in the Parks

Come enjoy free live music from the Hudson Valley Folk Guild at the Walkway Over the Hudson this summer!

Once again, The Hudson Valley Folk Guild will be providing the New York State Office of Parks with outdoor music on Thursday evenings for “Twilight Music in the Parks”. Performances are mostly on Thursday evenings from 6pm – 7pm at the Walkway Ulster Visitor Center (Highland).

Concerts are free and open to the public. Feel free to bring a lawn chair and stay awhile.
Concerts are weather permitting. For updates see parks.ny.gov.

Hope to see you there!



June 27
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Walkway Over the Hudson, Highland
87 Haviland Road
Highland, New York 12528
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