clearwater the wagphoto: The Wag

LINCROFT, NJ - The 41st Annual Clearwater Festival, New Jersey's oldest and largest eco festival, comes to the Commons outside of Larrison Hall at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft September 10 and 11 with live music, song, food, fun, environmental exhibits and children's arts and crafts. Admission is free.

This family friendly event, sponsored by the all-volunteer, non-profit New Jersey Friends of Clearwater, runs from 11 am to 7 pm Saturday and 10 am to 5 pm .  The event is handicapped accessible and includes sign language interpreters.  Attendees are encouraged to bring your own blanket or chair.

'We welcome everyone to join in celebrating our environment and learn more about how to protect it', said Ed Dlugosz of Eatontown, Friends of Clearwater Board member.

clearwater the weeklingsPHOTO: The Weeklings

The Weeklings featuring Glen Burtnik, Poppa John Bug, The Wag, the Chuck Lambert Band and Goldenseal are among the two dozen local and national performers and the Circle of Song, where attendees can also  join in, are scheduled on three stages. The children's area will include arts and crafts and storytelling.  

Exhibits by more than two dozen environmental and civic groups will provide information on current issues and tips on how individuals and families can help protect the environment in their daily lives.  Among the groups are Clean Ocean Action, the Shark River, Whale Pond Brook and Bayshore Regional Watershed Associations, respectively, League of Women Voters, SEAS Monmouth, American Littoral Society, Surfrider Foundation and others.  

clearwater chuck lambertPHOTO: Chuck Lambert

The 9th Annual Environmental Justice Roundtable will be held at 1 pm on Saturday with the theme of  'Get the Lead Out' with discussion by environmental and civic leaders.

The New Jersey Friends of Clearwater was formed to advocate for the environment after the late Pete Seeger, legendary folksinger and environmentalist, came to Monmouth County to speak about the movement.  The first New Jersey Clearwater Festival was held in 1975.
The following is a musical performer schedule for the two-day event.  For more information go to

clearwater childrens parade

SATURDAY, 9/10/16

Killian - Electric Stage:
11am-Sam Sims
12pm-The Cobra Brothers
1pm-The Taylor Tote Band
3pm-The Chuck Lambert Band
4pm-The Wag
5:30-The Weeklings featuring Glen Burtnik

Seeger - Acoustic Stage:
11am-Mary Ellen O’Brien
12pm-The Capo Brothers with Gorilla Bob & The Champ
1pm-Jeff Trenholm
2pm-Mary McCrink
3pm-Jonathan Andrew
4pm-Al-Vis & Carol Barbieri
5pm-Thomas Johnston

Circle of Song Stage:
11 am– Ingrid Heldt, Isis Ra
12 pm– Jim Crawford, Rose Mary Wright
1 pm – Joe Giacoio, Carla Ulbrich
2 pm– Dale Lakata, Lorraine Stone
3 pm– Dennis MC Do No Ugh !
3:30– Jan Christensen, Lydia Adams Davis
5 pm– Finale on Circle Stage

SUNDAY, 9/11/16

Killian - Electric Stage:
10am – Justin & Alina
11am– Dawg Whistle - featuring Vinny “Mad Dog” Lopez & Paul Whistle
12pm– Gravity Well
1pm– The O’Neill & Martin Band
2pm – Dune Grass
3pm – JT & Bleeders
4pm– Poppa John Bug

Seeger – Acoustic Stage:
10am – Kyle Jedrusiak
11am– Lydia Adams Davis
12pm– Arlan Feiles
1pm – Emily Ainbinder
2pm– Peter Prasa
3pm– Layne’s World
4pm– Kevin John Allen

Circle of Song Stage:
10 am– Ingrid Heldt, Isis Ra
11 am– Jim Crawford, Cosby Gibson
12 pm– Tony DeSantis, Dale Lakata
1 pm– Sharleen Leahey, Rob Lincoln
2 pm– Lydia Adams Davis
3 pm-Linda Phillips
after 5– Finale on Killian Stage