Pete Seeger's Clearwater Festival Returning in 2017

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Pete Seeger performs during the 2009 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize special outdoor tribute at Hunts Point Riverside Park on Sept. 3, 2009 in New York City. 

Organizers say a New York music festival founded by the late folk legend Pete Seeger will resume next year.

Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival will return to the village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York, on June 17-18, 2017.

The Beacon, New York, based environmental group Hudson River Sloop Clearwater canceled this year's festival because of financial issues.

Seeger and his wife, Toshi, started the Clearwater festival in 1978.

The proceeds help support a floating classroom the group launched in 1969. The sloop is a 106-foot replica of the vessels that sailed the Hudson River in the 18th and 19th centuries. It's recently undergone a restoration.

Festival updates will be posted on Facebook.


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