Gates open Friday at 3:00 for folks who would like to come set up their tents and get comfy. Our "Pewter Posse" donors are invited to a kick-off happy hour with refreshments & tunes by Jay & Molly in the Pewter Shop Friday at 5:00pm. Food vendors start dinner around 6:00. Breakfast is vended indoors at 8:30-10:30am Sat/Sun and food vendors sell lunch, snacks and dinner 11am until late. Blacksmithing is noon-4pm Sat, FiberFlame is open nearly all the time. Hungry For Music's instrument petting zoo hours are TBA. Sunday everything wraps up by dusk. Email with any specific questions. Thanks! See you at The Hoot!!  :)


Live music performed at the foot of Hoot Hill on the lovely, wooden Toshi Stage and Pete Stage (unless alternate location is noted.)


5:00 Pewter Posse VIP reception (pewter shop)
7:30 Lily & Duncan
8:20 Rhett Miller
9:20 Chas Justus
10:10 Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers
11:20 The Revelers (performance hall)


10:30 Love Waves Gong Ensemble
11:00 Sarah Lee Guthrie Kids' Set
11:40 Dan Bern Kids' Set
12:30 Lily & Duncan
1:25 Bunkhouse Boys
2:15 Billy Wylder
3:10 Heather Maloney
4:05 Dan Bern
5:15 Mikhail Horowitz & Gilles Malkine
6:15 Sweetback Sisters
7:20 Sarah Lee Guthrie
8:15 The Mammals (aka: Mike + Ruthy Band)
10:00 Campfire Singalong (hilltop) / Square Dance with The Down Hill Strugglers and John Cohen, and caller Megan Downes (performance hall)
12:00 Hamell on Trial (performance hall)


9:30 Love Waves Gong Ensemble
10:00 All Star Hoot Family Jam
11:15 Arm of the Sea Theater Presents "DIRT: THE SECRET LIFE OF SOIL"
12:15 The Down Hill Strugglers and John Cohen
1:10 Hoping Machine
2:00 Billy Wylder
2:50 Joan Henry
3:30 Upstate Rubdown
4:25 Geoff Muldaur
5:25 Jay Ungar & Molly Mason


These are intimate 3-song sets which are filmed and recorded by Beehive Productions in the Pewter Shop just down the hill in the Vendor Village. 

12:30 Billy Wylder
1:30 Mikhail Horowitz & Gilles Malkine
2:30 Rhett Miller
3:30 Joan Henry
4:30 Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers

11:00 Heather Maloney
12:00 Upstate Rubdown
1:00 Hamell on Trial
2:00 Sarah Lee Guthrie


They're in the Performance Hall and they're participatory. Come join in! 

11:30-12:30 Learn-a-Tune w/ Jay & Molly
all instruments welcome
12:45-2:00 Band-in-a-Box with the Sweetback Sisiters
sing any easy-to-follow song on stage backed up by the house band - arrive early to sign up!
2:15-3:45 Songs for Social Change with Sarah Lee Guthrie, Phoebe Hunt, Mike Merenda, Mik & Gilles
performance / Q&A, bring voices
4:00-4:30 Flatfooting Workshop with Megan Downes
bring dancing shoes if you have em & stick around to practice during the jam!
4:30-5:30 Old-Time Jam with The Down Hill Strugglers & John Cohen
bring your instruments and voices, or just listen

11:30 Open Mic hosted by Dillon Egyes and Lucas Miller
come at 11:15 to sign up. collaborations are encouraged!
12:30 Harmony Sing with members of the Sweetback Sisters
all voices welcome
1:00-2:00 Learn a Tune with Lily & Duncan
bring your fiddles & cellos


We are grateful to Aidan Ferris and Rachel Marco-Havens of Earth Guardians NY for planting seeds (literally and figuratively) at this Hoot. The shady trees between the main lodge and the upper parking lot will be known as Hootopia - a place for intimate, un-amplified workshops, stories and discussions about our planet and our future. 

10:00 Back Hills of the Catskills with Sage "Sigi" Manino
Take a dive into the history of the Catskills and immerse yourself in the sounds of the forest as you follow the Esopus through the Cathedral Gorge. Our watershed is one of the greatest left on this earth that hasn't been exploited for the privatization and profit of a natural resource. Lets explore! 
1:00 Finding our Way in the Movement with Rachel Marco-Havens & Aidan Ferris
In this tumultuous time of environmental, social, spiritual, economic, racial, gender, and political turmoil, it can be overwhelming to figure out where and how to jump Into action. We will circle up for an intergenerational conversation exploring different ways we can bring our hearts, skills and energy to the momentum of regenerative transformation in our relationship to Mother Earth and each other. The facilitators are working to gather  local community support for the people who are driving the front line initiatives, by bridging the relationship between prayer, intention and action. We envision this being an ongoing community conversation. 
5:30pm Earth Stories with Joan Henry
Tsalagi (Cherokee) storyteller and song- carrier will bring in the evening with traditional native tales about how things in the world came to be the way they are.

12:00 Soil for Life with Aidan Ferris
Come build healthy soil through Seed Ball making. Seed balls are a great tool for increasing productivity, promotes healthy ecosystems and is fun for the whole family!
2:00 Pledge to Plant with Sage "Sigi" Manino and Aidan Ferris
Explore the importance of planting trees and gardens. Learn about reforestation as you take a walk from Hootopia to the Ashokan garden.
4:00 Guest Speaker - Hunter Lovins
L. Hunter Lovins is president and founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions (NCS) educating senior decision makers in business, government, and civil society to restore and enhance natural and human capital while increasing prosperity and quality of life. 

schedule is subject to change