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Hardscrabble Day brings entertainment to the center of the Village. With activity and music for kids in the morning and the incredible talent of local teen bands in the afternoon, the daytime has something for everyone. Then in the evening the main concerts begine.


2023 Lineup

*set times and line up are subject to change*

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10AM - Family/Kids Yoga by YOGAMAT

Join owner and founder, Jen Lawson, in a kid’s yoga class that includes yoga poses and a story in a

game to enhance the yoga experience. Your child will come away with tools

to help them relax and feel grounded.

10:30AM - Storytime

10:45AM - Nutty Scientists Hudson Valley

Nutty Scientists Hudson Valley will amaze your kids with exciting science experiments!  Education Director Peter Jacobsen will bring the freeeeeezing world of Liquid Nitrogen to Hardscrabble as he shatters frozen objects, makes giant clouds of vapor, and reveals frozen surprises.  Nutty Scientists Hudson Valley provides outreach STEAM programs for kids that are fun and interactive though camps, afterschool programs, science shows and birthday parties.  They are based in Rhinebeck and happily call Red Hook their community.

11:15AM - Storytime

11:30AM - Ratboy Jr.

Award winning kid’s rock band Ratboy Jr. is a rocking duo for all ages, a band for the whole fam! They have a knack for blurring the lines between music for kids and music for adults, so that it becomes EVERYONE’S music.  A Ratboy Jr live show is not to be missed and the audience is always part of the show. They perform their catchy (and often improvised) tunes with a side of onstage banter to break up the music. They’ve opened for folks like Levon Helm, Pete Seeger, Gene Ween and Dan Zanes. and they have played at such festivals as Mountain Jam, Clearwater Festival and many more.


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Brasskill is a lively party brass band whose mission is to get your party out on the dance floor. Bringing funky decibels to parties, festivals, parades and other merry gatherings in the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas, Brasskill's high-energy live performances feature a driving percussion section, shiny, melodic horns, innovative band choreography, LED lights, and the finest thrift store sparkly attire that one can find. The band's wide-ranging repertoire includes music from the New Orleans second line tradition, punk and pop covers, international grooves, as well as original compositions and arrangements.



Winner of the 2017 Ameripolitan Music Award for Rockabilly Female and named the “Best Up-And-Coming Band” by Hudson Valley Magazine, Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones are New York’s premier Rockabilly, Roots Rock n’ Roll, Rhythm & Blues outfit.


Born from a hybrid of Lara’s former Rockabilly band The Champtones, and upright bassist Matt’s international Psychobilly act The Arkhams, The Ark-Tones hit the ground running in 2012 and haven’t slowed down since. This fun-loving bunch packs the dance floor with their own original musical offerings in the vintage style as well as re-workings of Rockabilly, Rock n Roll and Rhythm & Blues classics and standards. This “travelin’ band” is out there pleasing listeners of all ages and walks of life… wherever they roam.




Los Hacheros  are modern-day torchbearers of the Golden Age of Latin music. Their beat revives folkloric styles like son montuno, guaracha and salsa, and often combining them with Bomba, a fiery rhythm from the mountains of Puerto Rico.


Their debut album Pilon was a well-received introduction to the band and received critical praise from tastemakers. Wax Poetics states, “The groove to this music is deep,” while The City Paper boasts, “…its solid arrangements and lively original songs have impressed old-school salseros and young music fans alike.”  Producer / guitarist Jacob Plasse described their second album, Bambulaye as "recorded to be gritty, driving, and infectious, with the goal to get you up and dancing from first listen.”  Their third album will be released in 2024.

PAST Main Stage Acts

2022 - The Moonlighters, Candy Ambulance, The Tom Prettys, Willa & Company
2021 - Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra,
The Ulsterados, Soul Purpose, The Rock Academy

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