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"Hangout on the Hudson" Music Festival Coming to Bowdoin Park August 1st
Rock band Death Cab for Cutie to headline - Tickets go on sale March 6th at 10am

Published: 3/5/2020

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Colleen Pillus, (845) 486-2000

Poughkeepsie... County Executive Marc Molinaro, in partnership with Radio Woodstock 100.1, Dutchess Tourism, Inc. and Dutchess County Parks, has announced the inaugural Hangout on the Hudson Music Festival will be held on Saturday, August 1st at Dutchess County's Bowdoin Park in the Town of Poughkeepsie featuring alternative rock band, Death Cab for Cutie in their first ever appearance in the Hudson Valley. General admission and VIP tickets go on sale tomorrow, March 6th, at 10am at

Graphic for Hangout on the Hudson Music Festival August 1st at Bowdoin Park.

General admission tickets are $55 in advance and $65 the day of the show. VIP tickets start at $145 ($155 day of show) and include an exclusive covered lounge area, gourmet food all day, discounted drinks and a special viewing area by the stage. Children 8 and under will be admitted to the festival for free with a paying adult. 

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro said, "This will be the third year in a row we've brought music to our award-winning Bowdoin Park and we are excited to partner with Radio Woodstock and Dutchess Tourism to welcome Death Cab for Cutie to the Hudson Valley for the Hangout on the Hudson music festival! Get your tickets tomorrow and mark your calendar for another fantastic summer evening at Bowdoin Park overlooking the beautiful Hudson River with family and friends."

Death Cab For Cutie is an American alternative rock band that rose from being a side project to becoming one of the most exciting groups emerging from the indie rock scene. Death Cab for Cutie has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards, including Best Rock Album in 2015. Their ninth studio album, Thank You for Today, was released in August 2018. Also featured will be New Jersey indie rock group, Real Estate. 

Hangout on the Hudson is part of Radio Woodstock's 40th Anniversary celebration. The festival will be a full evening of music, food vendors, and activities starting around 5pm with a yet-to-be announced band, followed by Real Estate at 6:45pm, and Death Cab for Cutie at 8:30pm.

Gary Chetkof, Radio Woodstock’s principal owner and the President of Chet-5 Productions, Radio Woodstock’s live events company producing the festival, said, “Whenever Radio Woodstock reaches a significant milestone, we like to celebrate with a big outdoor party and invite the entire community, especially our listeners, sponsors, favorite bands, and local restaurants, craft breweries and distilleries. We always seek out beautiful and unique settings, and we are thrilled to make Bowdoin Park, the jewel of the Hudson Valley parks, our home for this Festival. We encourage people to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and Frisbees, and we will also have fun games and activities like volleyball and corn hole.” 

Photo of band members of Death Cab for Cutie

Death Cab for Cutie will perform August 1st at the Hangout on the Hudson Music Festival at Bowdoin Park.

In an effort to encourage ride-sharing, Hangout on the Hudson has partnered with Metro-North Railroad and is offering a Gateway Package available for purchase June 1st through August 1st. Festival goers can purchase discount rail/admission tickets from any Metro-North ticket office or full-service ticket vending machine (except at New Hamburg station). A free shuttle will be provided between the New Hamburg train station and the festival. The festival will end in time for concert goers to catch the 11pm Metro-North train.

Hangout on the Hudson is sponsored by Dutchess County Government, Dutchess Tourism, Inc., Healey Brothers Automotive, and Deep Eddy Vodka. 

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