Point Counterpoint II concert boat may move to Kingston, New York

Posted on: July 21, 2017

“A concert hall could soon pop up, literally, along the Hudson River shore in Kingston,” writes Paul Kirby in Thursday’s (7/20) Daily Freeman (Kingston, N.Y.). “Mayor Steve Noble said Thursday that he will have an ‘informational meeting’ Aug. 4 with [Robert Bordeau,] the owner of the Point Counterpoint II, a barge-like watercraft that’s 195 feet long and opens like a clam shell to reveal a concert stage.” As previously reported on The Hub,  “the vessel is for sale for $2 million, and while Kingston does not have the money to buy it, ‘there may be an opportunity to help facilitate a public/private partnership with other parties who express interest in such a unique idea,’ Noble said…. The Point Counterpoint II could wind up on the Hudson River at the Hutton Brickyards property in Kingston. The Hutton property … recently hosted two concerts by folk/rock music legend Bob Dylan…. Robert Bordeau told the Chicago Tribune that Kingston ‘is a perfect place’ for the Point Counterpoint II because the community is ‘going through a very creative time.’… The Point Counterpoint II currently is docked on the Illinois River in Ottawa, Ill., about 80 miles southwest of Chicago.”

Posted July 20, 2017