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Featured Artist:
Marcel Braitstein

Featured Organization:
Pure Art - The Maasai

HVT Summer Season

Hudson Film Society:
How a Movie Is Chosen

Hudson Music Festival

Featured Event:
Mémoire de l'Eau

Featured Event:
Studio Tour

Summer Schedule

Featured Website:
Jen Baumeister's Pottery

Featured Event:
Art Along the Bike Path

Dance of the Spitfires

Featured Event:
Much Ado About Nothing

Concert Series

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Hudson Music Festival

            The Hudson Music Festival (HMF) was established in 2007 to highlight and support the vibrant cultural environment in the village of Hudson, Quebec. The mission of the HMF is to provide performance opportunities for talented professional and amateur musicians from the region, and to bring exciting national and international artists to the Hudson community.

Tickets are available from online ticket service Showtix4u at and by telephone at 1-866-967-8167.
In Hudson, you can buy tickets at the Community Centre, at the Willow Place Inn or at the door of each venue.

            The Hudson Music Festival again opens with a Gala Performance at the Hudson Village Theatre. The band Shine On, seen below, performs “The Universe of John Lennon,” taking on well-known Beatles hits such as “Across the Universe” and “Don’t Let Me Down.” They bring their own interpretations to these familiar works, adding new harmonies, rythms and improvisations.

            The Gala Opening Performance takes place Monday, July 29th, 8:00 pm at the Hudson Village Theatre, 28 Wharf Road. It costs $35.00.

            A concert dinner follows the next night at Willow Place Inn. The Tango Boreal trio, seen below, brings Latin-inspired tango and folk with a blues influence to the Willow stage.

            Dinner and concert costs $65.00 at the Willow Place Inn, 208 Main Road, on Tuesday, July 30th, starting at 6:30 pm

            The action shifts to the Chateau du Lac with singer-songwriter Bobby Stagg. Playing a number of different instruments Bobby combines American roots music with his own brand of humor, backed up by RD Harris on drums and Stuart Patterson on bass.

            Bobby Stagg is at the Chateau du Lac, 460 Main Road, on Wednesday, July 31st, starting at 9:00 pm. The cost is $5.00 at the door.

            The next concert takes place at the Hudson Yacht Club. Denis Ducharme has brought together a group of five musicians to form the “We Love JT” ensemble and play the music of James Taylor. Local musician Roger Mann plays the elctric guitar and opens for the ensemble with Kathleen Bolton.

            The concert takes place on August 1st at the Hudson Yacht Club, 10 Yacht Club Road. The opening act starts at 7:00 pm followed by the JT ensemble at 8:00 pm. The cost is $25.00.

            On Friday the “Concert for Peace” takes place at Jack Layton Park, under the tent on the shore of the Lake of Two Mountains. The Hudson Music Festival has assembled several well-known Quebec musicians, including Nannette Workman, Jimmy James and Jeff Smallwood to perform. Led by Sweetfield’s Sonja Ball, proceeds go to promote world peace.

            The concert for peace takes place under the tent at Jack Layton Park, 392 Halcro off Wharf Road, 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on August 2nd. The cost is $25.00.

Street Fair Weekend, Aug. 2nd, 3rd & 4th.

           The weekend kicks off on August 2nd with the Pure Art Terrace, featuring Paulo Ramos on guitar at 420 Main Road from 5:00 pm on.

           On Street Fair Day, August 3rd, the main musical focus is on the stage at the corner of Cameron and Main, in the shopping centre parking lot. The Durham County Poets kick off the action at noon followed by the Dusty Drifters at 1:30 pm. Stephanie Parnell follows at 3:00 pm and Brittany Kwasnik at 3:30 pm. At 4:00 pm the winners of the Youth Competition will be announced and at 4:30pm the musicians exchanged with Hudson, New York get a chance to play. At 5:30 the Mason Dixon Lne take over.

           Meanwhile, down in JacK Layton Park, under the tent, the Youth Music Competition takes place from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, followed by the Song Writer’s Circle from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The latter includes artists such as Becky Fletcher, Jon Marsh and Bobby Dove.

           That evening, you can party at the Oka Ferry Ferry Party No. 8 with Soul Fusion, starting at 9:00 pm and costing $10.00. A BBQ and dancing under the stars is scheduled. Back in town, you can catch The Franklin Electric Montreal-based Folk and Pop collective at the Chateau du Lac. The music starts at 10:00 pm and the show costs $5.00 at the door.

           The activities continue into Sunday. At 12:30 pm, Ian Reid holds a songwriter’s workshop followed at 2:30 by a Bluegrass concert featuring the Dusty Drifters. Both events are at the Greenwood Centre, 254 Main Road, Hudson and each event costs $10.00. At 4:00 pm Ian Reid is back for a concert at St. Mary’s Church, 261 Main Road and the cost is $25.00.

           Finally, the closing concert featuring Canada’s Supertramp Experience in “Crisis, What Crisis,” starts at 8:00 pm. Eight musicians recreate the 1970s music of Supertramp under the tent at Jack Layton Park. The cost is $25.00.