Caramoor – American Roots Music Festival

The American Roots Music Festival at Caramoor is an annual day-long family-friendly celebration of acoustic music. Set on 90 acres of gardens and Italianate architecture in Katonah, Westchester County, NY – 40 miles northeast of New York City — the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts is well known for its summer music festivals. The Folk Music Society of Huntington is delighted to again be a Cultural Partner of the festival and will have a presence there.

“Caramoor is a nature paradise and the music takes place in several locations on the grounds so that folks can experience some of the environmental beauty as well,” says Maggi Landau, the festival organizer. She notes that during the daytime artists will be performing acoustic, unplugged sets in the Sunken Garden – “a quiet grove with the audience sitting on the ground literally at the feet of the artists” – as well as on the larger Friends Field.

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Aimee Mann, named one of the top-10 living songwriters by NPR Music, headlines the festival, now in its eighth year. She performs an evening concert inside the Venetian Theater, for which there is reserved seating. Opening for her will be multi-instrumentalist Valerie June, whose music blends Appalachian tradition, gospel, and blues.

The musical festivities at Caramoor begin at noon. Daytime performers include Anthony da Costa, Ali Dineen, Feral Foster, Front Country, Lily Henley, Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons, Amythyst Kiah, Night Tree, Ryanhood, and The Alexis P. Suter Band.

$30 daytime only tickets (excluding the evening performances) and full-festival tickets, priced at $35-$90 (including reserved seating for the evening concert) may be ordered by visiting https://www.caramoor.org/events/american-roots-music-festival-2018/ .

Attendees are advised to bring their own chairs for the daytime performances. Although limited food and beverages will be available for purchase, folks also can bring their own and enjoy picnicking on Caramoor’s spacious lawns.

Location: Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts