THE 46th NJ Clearwater Festival Is Virtually Yours This Weekend!


Virtual Festival Website:

 The NJ Friends of Clearwater (NJFC) is once again offering its legendary Clearwater Festival online today Saturday, September 25 at 2 pm and continues until 10 pm Monday, September 27. 

The event is free and happens on the Festival webpage   The state’s oldest environmental and music Festival is virtual due to the covid virus. 

This 46th Clearwater Festival will feature more than three hours of music from more than 20 national and local performers– folk, rock, and country – along with information about what you can do to protect the environment, and the grassroots organization’s efforts.    

“Join us this weekend for our virtual celebration of the environment in music and song,” said Chrissie Goedkoop, Vice President of NJ Friends of Clearwater.  “The need to protect Mother Earth has never been greater with results of climate change hitting home and our hope is that you will enjoy the Festival music and support our environmental efforts.” 

For a second year, Andrea Spinelli, a video writer/producer and long-time Clearwater volunteer put together the Festival show, working with the performers and other volunteers.  Gooedkoop and NJFC President Ed Dlugosz, Vice President Ingrid Heldt, Treasurer Ben Forest and Entertainment Chair Brian Ostering will introduce groups of performers and provide updates on Clearwater activities. 

Ingrid Heldt
Ingrid Heldt

The NJ Clearwater Festival began in 1975 on Sandy Hook organized by Bob Killian, who was a member of folksinger and environmentalist Pete Seeger’s Sloop Singers.  Killian will also perform in this year’s Festival. 

The following is a list of performers whose backgrounds are available on the website:

Reggie Harris

Jason Thistle 

Lydia Adams Davis 

Nick Clemons Band

Spook  Handy


Pat Lamanna

O’Neill & Martin

Sharleen Leahey

Mary Ellen O’Brien

Tony Sloan

John Van Ness

The Clarity Project (w/Dale Lakata/Isis Ra/Ingrid Heldt)

Thomas Johnston 

Josh Bicknell

Mara Levine

The Wag

Ingrid Heldt

Bob Killian

NJ Clearwater

Cover photo: The Wag

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