Z Reportedly Pulls Out of Woodstock 50 Performance

Woodstock 50 Transitions To Free Benefit Concert
				Sam Berenson			
				Saturday July 27th 2019

Woodstock 50 Transitions To Free Benefit Concert Sam Berenson | Saturday July 27th 2019

John Mayer's band Dead & Company have become the latest act to pull out of the Woodstock anniversary festival. The news arrived the same day that John Fogerty-who performed at the original 1969 festival with Creedence Clearwater Revival-also pulled out. But organizers have had difficulties securing a venue for the August 16 to 18 festival and lost a financial backer, raising doubts about whether it will happen.

Next month's planned Woodstock 50 festival appears to have found a new home in Maryland, according to a new report by Bloomberg.

Fogerty will play "at only one site" that weekend, the statement said. The festival was supposed to take place across three main stages at Watkins Glen International Speedway in upstate NY, about 115 miles northwest of the original Woodstock grounds; unfortunately, the venue also canceled.

Other artists still scheduled for the Woodstock 50 event include Santana, David Crosby, Janelle Monae, and Halsey. Organizers then attempted to seek a permit in Vernon, New York. After months of financing issues and permit denials in upstate NY, the news outlet indicates the three-day event is now slated to take place August 16-18 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, an outdoor amphitheater in Columbia, MD that holds approximately 32,000 people.

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Here's what they have to work with for the new poster.

Representatives for I.M.P. and Merriweather Post did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Here's what the original Woodstock 50 poster looked like.

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