Winter Hoot at Ashokan Center this weekend

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

The Winter Hoot returns to the Ashokan Center in Olivebridge from January 30 through February 1. An affirmation of both the relevance and the timelessness of folk music, the Hoots both summer and winter always bring a diverse-but-sympathetic group of talents together in the spirit of community, activism and authentic voices. Proceeds from the Hoot will support the Ashokan Center’s environmental education programs.

This year’s winter lineup emphasizes the gems of the local scene, as well as some notable visitors. Performers include Josh Ritter, the Downhill Strugglers with John Cohen, Kristin Andreassen, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Mike + Ruthy, David Wax Museum, Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower and Uncle Rock. Family-friendly activities abound, and lodging is available on-site.

The Winter Hoot is “pay what you want.” There is a suggested donation of $30 to $60 for adults, but any donation, large or small, will get you a weekend wristband. For the full breakdown of performance, activities and lodging options, visit