The Savage Wonder Festival celebrates veterans in the arts. Click below to learn about each of our performers and their stories.
From melodic singer-songwriters to guitar-shredding metal bands to the powerful voice of a classical tenor, you won’t believe the wide range of musicianship on stage. Or their wide range of combat experiences. Click to hear the stories behind the music.
A stunning, eye-catching show of mixed media artwork, illustrations, and paper-making. Yeah paper-making – like you’ve never seen. It’s not just the artwork that will blow your mind. Click below to learn the stories of these exceptional warrior-artists.
Founded by a classically trained dancer, who became a US Marine, deployed to Fallujah, and returned to become an award-winning dance choreographer, Exit12 Dance Company is a pioneer in the genre of military veteran dance. Click to learn the whole story.
From Marine machine gunners to special operations soldiers, dueling spoken word performances – punctuated by the outlaw country music of Doc Oliver – have a lot to say, in ways you’ve never heard before.
Poughkeepsie, NY native and former Marine Tyler Mendelson is one of the most well-known and popular veteran filmmakers from the GWOT (Global War on Terror) era. We will be showing his award-winning films The Hun and In Between the White Space.
Want to honor veterans that gave their lives for this country? Want to help veterans locally? Want to be part of the Savage Wonder Festival? Join us in putting on world-class entertainment at a price point everyone can afford. With your help, the Savage Wonder Festival will be an annual event in the Hudson Valley. Consider becoming a sponsor or donor by clicking below!