Last evening, Chris and I took a stroll down to the river to check out the Hudson Hop & Harvest. Unlike last year (the festival’s first year, which was held in a too-small space and had some … let’s say “issues.” And by “issues I mean an overcomplicated ticket system and a very small amount of overused port-0-potties. EW.) we thought this year’s festival was FANTASTIC! Super well-run, a great space on the riverfront, well-staffed, well laid-out and great music. We especially liked Saints of Valory, an Austin band that played a set of catchy, fun pop and seemed ready for prime time. Like, I could see them on SNL or Letterman tomorrow. And Mary C and the Stellars were pretty great, too. We had a couple great local beers and heard some great music! Looking forward to the 3rd Annual already ….