Woodstock was an outdoor music festival held between August 15th and August 18th in 1969 on a 600-acre dairy farm in upstate New York. For many, it was a touchstone moment where music, culture, and politics were taking a major turn. It gained even more cultural significance when the Woodstock documentary movie came out the next year. The festival included an incredible line-up of musicians. Among the performers at Woodstock were Richie Havens; Ravi Shankar; Arlo Guthrie; Country Joe McDonald; Santana; The Grateful Dead; Janis Joplin; Sly and the Family Stone; The Who; Jefferson Airplane; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; and Jimi Hendrix.
As we reflect on this event, exactly 50 years to the day when Richie Havens performed the first song of the festival, some of us may recall what that event meant to a country struggling with unequal rights and an unpopular war.
Join guitarist Curt Mitchell and Friends in “Woodstock Remembered,” a reflection on that event and its impact on our culture. The event will take place Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in Comma Courtyard. Joining Curt are Vincent Gates on bass & guitar, Jeff Laaxo on keys and sax, and Fletch on drums.
Curt Mitchell has been playing the guitar since he was five, and he’s been the guitarist/songwriter on one major and five indie label CDs with two outfits, Razormaid (1987) and Bangalore Choir (1990 to present). He is the instructor on the popular “Guitar Method In the Style Of” DVD series. These titles sold over a million units worldwide. He’s also done some TV music, including the Bill Engvall Show. Along with making CDs and TV, he’s been creating guitar lessons for over 20 years. See Curt-Mitchell.com.
The event is free. Wear your fringes and tie-dye!
Runway Mannequin “Cecilia” by Marla Miles will be auctioned off during this event at approximately 5:30 p.m. See our Mannequin Auction page for further information.