A Season of Song & Celebration
This year-long celebration represents a wide breadth of programming and activities that include special exhibits; access to new areas of the festival grounds for further historical interpretation; dozens of musical performances by legendary and contemporary performers on our stages; an anniversary brunch and a national poster contest. Additionally, experiencing the Woodstock film on the very field where it occurred and the new eight-part Vibrations series further highlights the spirit of peace and togetherness that made the Woodstock festival legendary.
During Anniversary Week, from August 15-18, a series of programs and events have been developed to welcome all who wish to visit the historic site and museum, to hear music where history was made, and to reflect and celebrate the legacy of this hallowed ground.
• Thursday, August 15: A screening of the Warner Bros. Academy-Award winning documentary, Woodstock: the Director’s Cut will be held on the historic festival field. It is an experience unlike any other to watch the documentary that chronicles the emergence of the Counterculture movement on the very field where it was filmed a half-century ago.
• Friday, August 16: Ringo Starr and his All Star Band will take the Pavilion Stage, along with Arlo Guthrie, who performed just after midnight on Friday, the first day of the festival; as well as Edgar Winter with The Edgar Winter Band, returning to Bethel for the first time since performing at the festival with his brother Johnny Winter.
• Saturday, August 17: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Woodstock legend, Santana returns to Bethel Woods Pavilion Stage, exactly 50 years after his groundbreaking Saturday afternoon festival performance. Santana will be joined by special guests The Doobie Brothers.
• Sunday, August 18: To be announced!
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