photos by Jack Baran
from the Winter Hoot 2013
A bit of Hoot'story . . .
In February of 2013 Hudson Valley musicians, Mike + Ruthy, teamed up with their family, friends and the wonderful folks at the Ashokan Center and launched an indoor festival with local music, local food and fun activities for all ages.  It was a total success!  Over 400 people attended and made it a truly memorable and magical gathering.  

In addition to raising money to help local kids attend Ashokan's important outdoor education programs, it raised a lot of people's spirits!  Lifting us out of the doldrums, The Hoot fills us with gratitude for the immense beauty, talent and generosity that overflows this valley, these mountains, this region and our greater community on this globe.  

So here's to many more Hoots!  We hope you'll join us and become a Hoot-ling. 

Mike + Ruthy

If you are interested in being a performer, vendor, sponsor or volunteer for the next Hoot or if you have any other questions about the festival, please drop us a line.

Thank you!