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Date: Apr 04, 2012
Everything’s Comin' Up Tulips!
Hofstra Celebrates Dutch Spring Music Festival
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY, HEMPSTEAD, NY ... One of Long Island’s favorite traditions, the Hofstra Dutch Spring Music Festival, will take place on Sunday, May 6, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year Hofstra is stepping it up on the South Campus with concert performances, more than 50 vendors, children’s activities and food. The Hofstra Arboretum will also host its annual plant sale.
Shotgun Wedding will make its Long Island debut at the 2012 Dutch Festival.
Featured performers include: the Long Island premiere of Shotgun Wedding, performing country classics with a city sensibility; New York’s Most Dangerous Big Band; The East End Trio; Bob Cantwell and the Saturday Night Stompers; and the Hofstra University Jazz Ensemble.
Admission to the Festival is $6 general public, $4 senior citizen and free for children under 12. Members of the Hofstra community may be admitted free upon presentation of a current HofstraCard.
The public may call Hofstra’s Festival Hotline at (516) 463-6582 or visit www.hofstra.edu/Festivals for more information. For vendor information call Jessie Garcia at (516) 463-6504.
Guests may also visit hofstra.edu/festivals or become a fan of Hofstra University Festivals on Facebook.
More About Shotgun Wedding …
Shotgun Wedding makes its Long Island debut at the May 6 Dutch Spring Music Festival. The band hearkens back to the classic days of country, re-imagining songs by Merle Haggard, Earl Scruggs, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Earnest Tubb and the Texas Troubadours, Bob Wills, Tanya Tucker and Hank Williams. Raw, honest and from the heart, Shotgun Wedding takes a unique approach to a time-honored genre. Shotgun Wedding’s lineup includes Hofstra alum Dennis DelGaudio, lead guitarist in the Broadway show Movin’ Out and later a touring member of Billy Joel’s band; vocalist Hilary Gardner, recently featured in Twyla Tharp’s Sinatra-inspired musical, Come Fly Away; Wade Preston, the Piano Man in Movin’ Out; bassist Andy Cichon, who also toured with Billy Joel and has shared the stage with legends like Paul McCartney, Roger Daltrey and Steven Tyler; and Chuck Burgi, original drummer on Movin’ Out and member of Billy Joel’s band.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution of higher education where more than 12,000 full and part-time students choose from undergraduate and graduate offerings in liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering, communication, education, health and human services, honors studies, a School of Law and the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.
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