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Bethel Woods Invites Woodstock Attendees To Join Alumni Registry

2019 marked the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Festival and we toasted the event in one of our Music Milestone posts that you can examine HERE when you have a chance. Though the plans for a 50th Anniversary Festival proved disastrous, the original site of the festival has just released some pretty cool information. You can see the press release below the poster for that original three days of history.

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The Press Release:
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, located in Bethel, NY at the historic site of the greatest festival of all time, is asking those who attended Woodstock over 50 years ago to join the Alumni Registry.

The Alumni Registry keeps the spirit of Woodstock alive through the stories and memories of the people who were there. The information provided from participants near and far is added to the permanent Museum archive, where it will serve as a useful research tool for visitors and scholars as they seek to learn more about the festival and its participants. The testimonies allow visitors to enrich their understanding of the event and its continued impact. Registry alumni will have the opportunity to receive information about special events and programs designed especially for them.
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CANCELLED: Woodstock 50 @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

The 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival was initially planned for Watkins Glen State Park and was moved to Maryland at the Merriweather Post Pavilion. Sadly, the hammer has come down and this entire event has been cancelled. No refunds available as no tickets ever went on sale.

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CANCELLED: Woodstock 50 @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

The 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival was initially planned for Watkins Glen State Park and was moved to Maryland at the Merriweather Post Pavilion. Sadly, the hammer has come down and this entire event has been cancelled. No refunds available as no tickets ever went on sale.

woodstock 50 long banner

CANCELLED: Woodstock 50 @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

The 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival was initially planned for Watkins Glen State Park and was moved to Maryland at the Merriweather Post Pavilion. Sadly, the hammer has come down and this entire event has been cancelled. No refunds available as no tickets ever went on sale.

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Raising A Glass To Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary (1969-2019)

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If you’re finding yourself in a bit of a peaceful vibe and thinking of songs from yesteryear today, it’s probably due to the fact that on this day some 50 years ago that the “Woodstock Music and Art Fair” took place up in Bethel NY on Max Yasgur’s farm. Yeah, despite the name, the event was about 45 miles away from the town of Woodstock but that no longer seems to matter. The very well documented affair started out as a pay to enter thing but as the masses began to assemble after lengthy pilgrimages up the highways of New York State they just let anyone who arrived in for free. When it all came down to it there were about 400K in attendance. In honor of the music festivals milestone 50th year, I’ve culled together some topical images and information about who played on what day but left it at that since so much of the logistics and more are easily learned via the official Wiki which is linked down below.

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Friday, August 15 – Saturday, August 16:
Richie Havens, Swami Satchidananda, Sweetwater, Bert Sommer, Tim Hardin, Ravi Shankar, Melanie, Arlo Guthrie and Joan Baez.
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