After 50 years there’s still something special about peace, love and understanding, and music.
Coming Friday, August The 16th Peace of Woodstock will bring the music and more to the Athens Theatre Friday, Aug. 16.
Peace of Woodstock is a 90-minute multi-media tribute to the Woodstock Music & Art Fair, the three-day concert that rocked the world in August 1969.
An audience of more than 400,000 traveled to Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in upstate New York to listen to musical acts ranging from Richie Havens and Janis Joplin to Sly and the Family Stone, Jefferson Airplane and Santana.
Peace of Woodstock returns audiences to the event that defined the '60s. From the hippie vibe and protest songs to the flowers-in-the-hair attendees clothed in bellbottoms and tie-dye, it is a note-for-note-perfect tribute to one of popular music’s most monumental moments.
Listen to the blended vocals of Crosby Stills Nash & Young, the stratospheric guitar pyrotechnics of The Who and Jimi Hendrix, the mournful wails of Joe Cocker, and the magical music of Arlo Guthrie and Country Joe McDonald.
Most of Peace of Woodstock’s members were raised in the Tampa Bay area, playing in bands that covered and emulated the stars of Woodstock and now, as professional musicians since the '70s, each band member has toured and performed with famous rock acts across the nation and throughout Europe.
Peace of Woodstock will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 for preferred seating and $30 for general seating, and available at AthensDeLand.com or by calling (386) 736-1500. Box Office hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday 1½ hours before live performances.