Woodstock: 40th Anniversary Event Calendar
So, everyone has been talking about it: Woodstock. Marking its 40th Anniversary this month, Woodstock, one of the most iconic events in the 60s, still captivates the world's attention and revives the hippie spirit within many of us.
Here's a list of Woodstock events going on this summer:
July 3 - Nov 29:
(Ohio) Woodstock: The 40th Anniversary. Presented by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the exhibit will be presenting a vast array of artifacts from Michael Lang, Woodstock executive producer, and many of the artists who appeared at the festival. You can expect to see the original stage plans, clothing worn by John Sebastian and Stephen Stills, posters, contracts and other key documents.
(Oklahoma) Woodfest '09 from Aug 14 - 16 at The Wahita Hideaway in Davis. With free camping, free admission for the kids, and many food vendors, the festival will be featuring some Woodstock cover bands.
(New York) Woodstock Guitar Festival at 8 p.m. at Bearsville Theater, Route 212, Woodstock. Rennie Cantine, the original Guitar Festival founder will be the host of the evening, with performers including Cantine, Joey Eppard, Tom Benton-Jeez Louise, Flash, Harvey Sorgen, Rip Van Ren, Steve Rust, Ross Rice, Ted Orr and Jesse Gress.
(Vancouver) "Woodstock (1970, USA)" will be played at the Vancity Theatre from Aug 14 - 18 as a part of the "Summer of Sound: Music on Film" collection.
(New York) Woodstock Volunteers & Town Picnic at 1 p.m. at Andy Lee Field, 58 Rock City Road, Woodstock. The Town of Woodstock volunteers will be treated to a lunch and picnic while enjoying the performance from Woodstock musicians Marc Black, the Perry Beekman Trio, the J.V. Squad with Joe Villette, Jerry Mitnick, Charlie Pistone, Luke Chaz, Bruce Milner, Bruce Ackerman and Ian Worpole with the Rolling Waves.
(New York) Heroes of Woodstock at 5 p.m. at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200, Hurd Road, Bethel. Performers line-up: evon Helm Band, Jefferson Starship, Ten Years After, Canned Heat, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Mountain, Tom Constanten and Country Joe McDonald
(New York) Roots of Woodstock at 8 p.m. at Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St., Woodstock. It is a concert featuring The Blues Magoos, Hubert Sumlin, Ellen McIlwaine and Marc Black playing songs from the mid- and late 1960s.
(Vancouver) "My Generation (2000, USA)" will be played at the Vancity Theatre on Aug 14 and 15 as a part of the "Summer of Sound: Music on Film" collection.
(New York) Woodstock Environmental Peace Conference at 10 a.m. at Colony Cafe, 22 Rock City Road, Woodstock. Titled "From War Machines to Windmills," the conference will be focusing on how to make the nation-wide weapon indutry greener and more sustainable.
(New York) Woodstock Remembered at 3 p.m. at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200, Hurd Road, Bethel. Sam Yasgur, photographer Barry Levine, and author Jan Cheripko will be sharing their Woodstock experiences.
(New York) Woodstock Revisited: Book Reading, Signing, Q&A at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200, Hurd Road, Bethel. Susan Reynolds, the editor of Woodstock Revisited, and 12 contributors to the book will ber eading excerpts from the book, answering audience's questions, and signing copies of the book, a compilation of first-person accounts from Woodstock.
(Ohio) Induction Ceremony Highlights at Ahmet M. Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall Theater. Continuous loop of Induction footage of artists who performed at the 1969 Woodstock will be played througout the day, including Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, the Band, Santana, the Grateful Dead, and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
(Kansas City) Woodstock Celebration at 6 p.m. on Californos' deck, 4124 Pennsylvania Ave. Costumes encouraged.
The movie "Taking Woodstock," directed by Academy Award-winning Ang Lee, will the theaters. Based on the autobioraphy Taking Woodstock: A True Story of a Riot, a Concert, and a Life by Eillot Tiber, the comedy-drama film features Liev Schreiber, Demetri Martin, and Eugene Levy.