50th anniversary event to take place at site of original Woodstock Festival

50th anniversary event to take place at site of original Woodstock Festival

50th anniversary event to take place at site of original Woodstock Festival

The announcement notes that the planned event is "not produced, sponsored by or affiliated with Woodstock Ventures LC, the organizer of the 1969 Festival and its other reunion festivals, and are not Woodstock events". WAMC's Allison Dunne reports the event isn't associated with the producers of the original concert. Now, next August, a new festival is being held in celebration of 50 years of Woodstock. As part of the Dove Trail Project, doves will be painted emphasizing the colors and themes of the 1960s, and a Dove Trail Planning Committee will begin reviewing proposals in January. It's described as a "pan-generational music, culture and community event" featuring live music performances and TED-style talks "from leading futurists and retro-tech experts".

Woodstock took place in a United States convulsed over its involvement in the war in Vietnam, the sexual revolution, the emergence of a drug culture, and the Black Power movement.

Live Nation and INVNT will partner to put on the 2019 production.

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The event was captured in Oscar-winning 1970 documentary movie Woodstock, an accompanying soundtrack album, and Joni Mitchell's song "Woodstock".

"We remain committed to preserving this rich history and spirit, and to educating and inspiring new generations to contribute positively to the world through music, culture, and community", Fedun added. Surviving musicians who are still performing into their 70s include Joan Baez, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who, and David Crosby, Neil Young, Graham Nash and Stephen Stills of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.

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