Winter Hoot at Ashokan Center this weekend

(Jack Baran)

More than just a season concert festival, the Winter Hoot at Ashokan is a celebration of community and purpose. This year’s Hoot takes place February 1 through 3. Musical performers include festival curators the Mammals, Lula Wiles, the Restless Age, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Molsky’s Mountain Drifters, the STASH Band, Ratboy, Jr. and Mister Chris. In addition, Radio Kingston presents a screening of Kingston Calling and Building the Democratic Economy, from Preston to Cleveland, followed by a discussion with filmmaker Laura Flanders, Peter Buffet and Jimmy Buff.

Local food, beer and cider vendors will be on hand. Other attractions include blacksmithing; kids’ activities in the Kids’ Zone; Intimate Pewter Sessions concerts in the Pewter Shop, recorded by Beehive Productions; a Friday evening community dinner with square dancing; a Sunday morning community sing; and the Holler at the Hoot, a recorded open mic session.

A weekend pass costs $50, $75 with Friday evening dinner included. For lodging options and full festival information, visit the website.


Winter Hoot, Friday-Sunday, Feb. 1-3, Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge,