Lake Chelan celebrates Woodstock anniversaryDig out the bell-bottom jeans, scrounge up a few beads and don't forget the head-band -- it's time for Lake Chelan's own Woodstock concert, an ode to the famous event in the summer of 1969.
The event this year will be held on the Outback Stage of Watson's Alpenhorn Cafe, across from Lake Chelan State Park. It's scheduled for August 27, from 6 to 9 p.m.
The concert will feature performances of Woodstock-era music by local musicians including the band Waterdog. As in past years, musicians and many concert-goers will be dressed in Woodstock or hippie attire.
The event this year is donating all proceeds to Chelan Valley Hope, which helps people in need in the Lake Chelan community. Admission price is $15 for adults, kids under 12 are free. Food and drinks will be for sale at the outdoor event.
The Woodstock Festival was a three-day concert that has become an icon of the 1960s hippie counterculture. The event was held August 15-18, 1969 on Max Yasgur's dairy farm in the town of Bethel, New York.
The organizers of the Woodstock Festival were four young men: John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfeld, and Mike Lang. The oldest of the four was only 27 years old at the time of the Woodstock Festival.
Roberts, an heir to a pharmaceutical fortune, and his friend Rosenman were looking for a way to use Roberts' money to invest in an idea that would make them even more money. After placing an ad in The New York Times that stated: "Young men with unlimited capital looking for interesting, legitimate investment opportunities and business propositions," they met Kornfeld and Lang.
They had projected the festival would attract 50,000 people, but it is estimated the festival was attended by at least 500,000.
For more information, phone 509-888-2114.
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