Join us for a spectacular and inspirational weekend to remember and rekindle the legendary spirit to enact positive change through music.
Friday, August 18th: Talk by Artie Kornfeld: Songwriter, Producer & Father of Woodstock
Doors at 5pm
General Admission Tickets: $10
Seated Tickets: $20
Saturday, August 19th: Reunion Concert with Original Acts
Doors at 4pm
General Admission Tickets: $49
Seated Tickets: $69
The weekend will kick off August 18 with Woodstock co-creator/promoter Artie Kornfeld talking about the significance of Woodstock. Originally from Bensonhurst, Kornfeld says he’s coming back to Brooklyn to bring “the spirit of Woodstock into the hearts of today’s Brooklyn audience.” Following the talk by music biz legend and renowned public speaker, a special cut of the Academy Award-winning documentary Woodstock will be screened.
Along with Wavy Gravy, the original emcee of Woodstock 1969, Kornfeld will host day two (August 19) of 2 More Days of 1969 featuring original performers from the iconic festival. The all-star line-up includes Woodstock veterans – celebrated folk star Arlo Guthrie, legendary singer-guitarist Leslie West performing the music of Mountain, Billy Cox & Band of Gypsys (three remaining members of Jimi Hendrix’s Woodstock band) and Melanie, the first lady of Woodstock.
“Everywhere I go I hear people crying out for something like what we did in 1969,” says Kornfeld, author of The Pied Piper of Woodstock. “While we can never duplicate Woodstock, this August 18-19, we’re going to try to come close. I’m coming home to Brooklyn for a reason – to remind today’s generation of their power. It’s time for them to step up and make themselves heard. The people are Woodstock.”
The Brooklyn Mirage, the outdoor portion of the Avant Gardner event complex, will create an immersive Woodstock experience within its unique enveloping confines via high definition projections onto its surrounding “castle” walls, and KV2 Audio’s revolutionary VHD5.0 large application sound system.