Baby Boomer parents of today’s generation can certainly relate when word is mentioned about the legendary 1969 Woodstock Music & Arts Fair.
These members of the older generation who were born in the late 1940s and the 1950s and had their coming-of-age years in the 1970s are certainly aware of the famous musical occasion.
The original Woodstock Music Festival was held in Bethel, New York from August 15 to August 18, 1969. It brought together 4,000 music enthusiasts in the muddy venue.
The celebrated “3 Days of Peace & Music” featured the performances of music legends like Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, and Sly and the Family Stone.
In summer this year, a commemorative concert will be held to reminisce the 1969 historical Woodstock festival.
Named as “Woodstock 50,” Michael Lang, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfeld, and the late John Roberts helped organize the 1969 event and will be reviving it this year.
Nostalgic feelings are reckoned to fly all over as the holy grail of music happenings will feature tribute performances to the original Woodstock legendary performers.
Millennials and the younger generation who will be accompanied by their parents will enjoy the music because Woodstock 50 will congregate contemporary acts of various genres as well.
Country music, rock, pop, and hip-hop will be represented in the three-day event, with the lineup of artists to be confirmed next month when tickets will begin to be sold.
According to Lang, the original Woodstock festival of 1969 defined a generation which fought for the prerogatives of women, anti-war sentiments, and civil rights.
He observed that today’s young generation is also faced with similar issues. Lang mentioned that the Woodstock festival facilitates music being a potent force that brings people of all walks of life together.
He remarked that the summer event would bring back the Woodstock spirit which serves as the medium for people’s voices to be heard and to create a community.
The Woodstock co-founder cited that the upcoming event will focus on the original aim of sharing love and tranquility with great music in the background.
The commemoration of the iconic Woodstock festival will center on social change and activism.
From August 16 to August 18, 2019, Woodstock 50 will be held at the Watkins Glen International Raceway in Upstate New York.