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BREAKING NEWS: Woodstock 50 Festival Is Officially Canceled

Woodstock 50 is officially canceled the three-day Festival Less than a month from when it was supposed to kick off. Read more….

Woodstock 50 Festival Moves to Maryland

The organizers of the Woodstock 50th anniversary festival are relocating the concert to Maryland from upstate New York, more than 250 miles away from where the original 1969 music festival took place Read more….

Woodstock 50 found new Venue after losing Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen International racetrack in Schuyler County announced Monday afternoon that it would not be hosting Woodstock 50 Festival. Read more….

Great News: Woodstock 50 is back on…

Several weeks after Dentsu Aegis Network, pulled its financial support from the Woodstock 50 festival and claiming the event had been canceled, the organizers announced American investment bank Oppenheimer & Co. are the new financiers. Read more….

Breaking News: Woodstock 50 festival has been canceled

After delay in ticket sales, Billboard reported Monday April 29th that Woodstock 50 investor Dentsu Aegis Network announced the three-day 50th anniversary event has been canceled. Read more….

The Black Keys Cancel Woodstock 50 Performance

According to Consequence Of Sound, the Black Keys have canceled their scheduled appearance at Woodstock 50. Read more….

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band at Bethel Woods 50th Celebration – Tickets On Sale Now

Celebrate Woodstock’s 50 reunion with Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band as part of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts celebration. Read more….

Woodstock 50 Lineup Has Been Revealed

The lineup of performers for the Woodstock 50 Event has finally been released Tuesday Night March 19, on woodstock.com website.
Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus, Dead & Company, the Killers among performers Read more…

3 Days Pass tickets for Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival on Sale Here 

Santana, Ringo Starr & Arlo Guthrie headline Bethel Woods’ 50-Year Woodstock Celebration

Details are slowly coming in on the Bethel Woods’ Woodstock anniversary event, a three-day celebration for the upcoming golden anniversary. This event is the more subdued out of the two major celebrations Read more…

Where Are They Now – The Who

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The surviving members Roger and Pete still perform with replacement musicians to round out the band, and will be on the Moving On! Tour in late spring of 2019 and have also announced the release of a new album Read more…

A quick update on this Woodstock Performer – Carlos Santana

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If you have always wanted to play guitar like Carlos Santana, now you can learn some of his techniques and what inspires his unique style. He is slated to teach a MasterClass of 13+ lessons and you can attend online. From the Read more…

Christmas 1969

Just four months after Woodstock, Christmas arrived in 1969. Let’s take a peak at some of the highlights from this day in history. The President of the United States on December 25th, 1969 was Richard Nixon. If you were listening to the radio this day, you’d probably hear “Someday We’ll Be Together” by Diana Ross and the Supremes Read more…

Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival 2019

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Breaking News: Bethel Woods just made the official announcement by sending a Save the Date notification and a press release about their Bethel  Woods Music and Culture Festival “celebrating the golden anniversary at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival.” The official dates are August 16-18, 2019 and the event will include Read more…

Why Is It So Important to Commemorate this 50th Anniversary of Woodstock?

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The anniversary of Woodstock has been an annual celebration since the original event in 1969. So why is this upcoming fiftieth anniversary in 2019 different? It’s a chance for us to share stories,remember, and educate a whole new generation about what Woodstock was really like and not a hollywoodized version of it. Read more…

Top Literature of the Sixties

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Often, when looking back over the decade, we overlook contributions to areas other than ones linked to major political events, the hippie culture or the war in Vietnam. So let’s start exploring some of the contributions that the sixties provided, many of which are still ingrained in today’s culture. This will be spread over several posts. Read more…

Breaking News – Leaked Info on the 50th Anniversary Event at Bethel Woods

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Social media is abuzz as details on the big 50th Anniversary event of Woodstock leaked last week. According to details confirmed on Twitter by FestiveOwl (@FestiveOwl) dates of the event are August 16th to August 18th 2019 and the event will be held at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Ticket information is not yet available and performers have not yet been announced, but expect details on headliners and ticket sales coming in the next few weeks. Read more…

Gift Picks for Lovers of the Sixties

Still searching for gifts for that hippie in your family – a grandparent, parent, or friend who reminiscences about their heyday in the dawning of the Age of Aquarius? Here are a few last minute ideas for your holiday shopping.

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Woodstock’s Trivia Game – Can you Guess Who Said It?

Can you guess who is behind these quotes?
– “I met Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin when I hung out with Michael Lange just before the Woodstock Festival. They were as charismatic in person as they were on state.”

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Where Are They Now – Sly & the Family Stone

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Sly and the Family Stone could be called the epitome of what the free love generation stood for – a band of mixed race & gender combining a
fusion of several music styles while creating a sound and a vibe that was all their own.  The band garnered Billboard & Top 40 hits and inspired a completely new funky sound for musicians moving forward. Read more…

Movies That Capture the Woodstock Vibe

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We have nine months, the whole winter-spring-summer seasons, and a whole lot of waiting to go before the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock arrives in 2019. So what better way to get in the mood than to grab some popcorn, cuddle up on the couch, and binge watch some of the best movies to capture the Woodstock vibe. Read more…

If YOU were planning the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock…

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All over social media, people are speculating about what the fiftieth reunion of the 1969 Woodstock event will look like. Some people long for an exact replica of the first event with original, surviving acts. Read more…

The Latest Buzz on Woodstock’s Golden Anniversary

The chatter is ramping up as the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock quickly approaches. Here is an update on some of the latest news with links to articles and additional information.

Sullivan County New York is preparing for the golden anniversary of Woodstock and this article from the Times Herald-Record shares some insight on preparations Read more…

Woodstock Trivia

Think you know all the groovy details about Woodstock? Test your knowledge, see how many you can get right, and then test your friends. Answers and additional trivia are listed at the bottom. Here we go…

1. Was Woodstock named a fair, festival, exposition or all three?
2. What year did Woodstock take place?
3. How many acts performed at the event?
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Anticipating the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock

There are a lot of rumors surrounding the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock. Will there be a large reunion concert at the original site in Bethel, NY where Max Yasgur’s dairy farm served as host for over 400,000 people? Or will there be smaller events in other venues surrounding the original site? Details are still unclear as to how this history-making event will be celebrated, but people around the globe are anticipating this anniversary. With less than a year to go we should start seeing details released on events soon. Read more…

Woodstock Fashion Influences Today

Fashion trends are often a barometer of history, a visual timeline mirroring the political and societal ethos of the time. The fashion trends of the sixties are no different.

Looking back at the clothing worn at milestone sixties events like the Summer of Love and the Woodstock Music Festival, the emergence of a free-thinking counter-culture rebelling against authority becomes evident. Considering the societal context leading up to events like Woodstock, it’s not surprising that young adults became disillusioned with the way the world was being lead. Read more…

The Pied Piper of Woodstock” Book is Rockin’ on iTunes

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After only one week in the iBook store within iTunes “The Pied Piper Of Woodstock” hits the front page of under Biographies & Memoirs. This is unheard of. It is obvious to Apple, the most successful digital content provider in the World, that this book is a must have. Woodstock 1969 creator Artie Kornfeld has certainly done a magnificent job on this piece.
pick up the collector’s edition Here at Amazon.

Artie Kornfeld Still Topping The Charts As His New Book Earns A 5 Star Review From Clarion – Must Read For All Woodstock LoversExperience Woodstock like never before with the much anticipated memoirs of Woodstock co-creator Artie Kornfeld. This book is a look into the greatest music festival of all time as well as the notorious rock culture of the 1960’s. Read the Woodstock Story review of Artie’s new memoirs, The Pied Piper of Woodstock.

Listen to the Woodstock Story that Went National on NPR

woodstock-allen-rowe-sm Allen and Mary, whose story was submitted right here on WoodstockStory.com (this website) gained some nationwide attention when it was featured on National Public Radio. As part of coverage involving Woodstock reunions, the winner of our Woodstock Story contest got to share his amazing tale with the entire country. What began as a wistful Woodstock romance in 1969 has become one of the biggest reunion stories in the country, and a story for an entire generation. Hear the amazing accounts of Allen and Mary’s reunion by reading The Woodstock Circle of Love Comes Full Zenith and hear the coverage on NPR.

West Fest, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Woodstock

woodstock west festProduced by Boots Hughston (2b1 Multimedia) and the Council of Light in association with Woodstock co-creator Artie Kornfeld.Our hats go off to Boots Hughston (2b1 Multimedia) and the Council of Light for doing a magnificent job in creating West Fest, the Woodstock 40th Anniversary celebration. The free event, which was produced in association with Woodstock co-creator Artie Kornfeld, was held in San Francisco on October 25th and drew a crowd which was estimated at over 70,000 people. Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen! West Fest was a great time and had good vibes all throughout the beautiful day. It was truly an event which captured the spirit of the original Woodstock. The music was excellent and diverse with many original Woodstock acts taking stage. In total, 42 bands played on 3 stages in front of a supremely peaceful crowd. Read More About West Fest: The Woodstock 40th Celebration



Interview With ARTIE KORNFELD – Father of Woodstock

Woodstockstory.com recently caught up again with legendary Woodstock co-creator Artie Kornfeld. Here is our latest interview with the Father of Woodstock and his thoughts on West Fest, the future of the Woodstock nation, and his new book titled The Pied Piper of Woodstock. Read the Woodstock Story interview with Artie Korfeld.



Interview With BOOTS HUGHSTON – Producer of West Fest

Concert promoter Boots Hughston is the man (and the money) behind the upcoming West Fest scheduled for October 25th in San Francisco. The free festival will feature original Woodstock acts, artists, and speakers on national and global issues. We recently spoke with Boots to discuss what West Fest means to the Woodstock generation as well as generations to come. Read the Woodstock Story interview with Boots Hughston.



Interview With ESSRA MOHAWK

The one and only Essra Mohawk speaks to us about embracing the spirit of the era and offers true insight into what it meant to be a part of a time of living close to the environment and human nature. Read the Woodstock Story interview with Essra Mohawk.



Interview With JOEL MAKOWER

A Woodstock Story interview with Joel Makower, the author of Woodstock: The Oral History, and a leading author on sustainable business, clean technology, and green marketing. Read the Woodstock Story interview with Joel Makower.




Woodstock Story caught up with John Sinclair – poet, activist, author, co-creator of the White Panther Party, and former manager of the MC5, to talk about life, revolution, and his recent endeavors in self-expression. Interview with John Sinclair.



So What’s Been Up, WAVY GRAVY?

Self proclaimed “old hippie” Wavy Gravy has recently attended the SXSW festival in Austin Texas. Since the original Woodstock in 1969, Wavy Gravy has… Read more about the Chief of the “Please Force”, life-long peace activist, and all around good human being Wavy Gravy.



Insight From ARNOLD SKOLNICK On The Woodstock Poster

Woodstock Story got the privilege to speak with creator Arnold Skolnick and get some insight on the artist and the legendary Woodstock poster. Read the Woodstock Story interview with Arnold Skolnick.


Woodstock 1969 is to this day the most historic music festival in history. It marked the height of peaceful counterculture revolution, Woodstock sent a message to the world just before the intense wave of dissent washed back to sea. Embodied in this music festival is an entire set of ideals which are just as prevalent in today’s society as they were in 1969. This is a celebration of everything that Woodstock 1969 stood for. We aim to support the ideas of peace, love, and unity by any possible means. The Woodstock nation has not forgot about what made the festival more than about the music.

Woodstock 1969 marked the peak for hippie counterculture. The ideals of peace, love, and expansion resonated throughout the country, and the world had little choice but to pay attention when 500,000 supports of these ideals met in the 600 acre farm where Woodstock was held. The long list of Woodstock bands which would shape the history of the art is unparalleled. The Woodstock festival which manifested by a splatter painting of random events and freak occurrences will forever be solidified as an important event in the cultural history of America. The wide-legged, tie-dyed, glazy-eyed spectacle that was Woodstock 1969 changed the history of rock and roll and exemplified an entire era. Aside from influencing the music industry, Woodstock 1969’s influence spread to every other form of media as well as a lot of areas of American culture. The Woodstock DVD and Woodstock posters, and have become a key part in their respective categories. The original Woodstock poster with the dove perched on the neck of a guitar has become Many one of the most recognizable figures in history, while the academy winning Woodstock film is still seen as one of the most prolific music documentaries in history. The influence of Woodstock 1969 undoubtedly shaped American culture forever. Woodstock pictures give the public a wonderful idea of what the style and the mentality was like within the youth of the era. Having passed the Woodstock 40th anniversary tribute, the event has never been so relevant. The entire world is carefully watching the news for word on Woodstock 2010 in hopes to recapture the spirit of Woodstock once more. Woodstock Story offers a compilation of compelling and in-depth coverage of the concert utilizing the best information available on the web. From the Woodstock festival itself to the events in 1969 surrounding it, the aim of the site is to explore the spirit of Woodstock and offer a closer look into the legendary playlist of Woodstock 1969. See the series of events, bands, and Woodstock people that changed the world.

Jimi Hendrix Live At Woodstock ’69

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