Saturday, September 19, 2009

Woodstock 40th Year Anniversary - Canceled?

By Gregory Ortel

Rumors about the upcoming 40th year anniversary of Woodstock are proliferating on the Internet. The tentative schedule of this event is on October 25th 2009. However, there is news that reveals that this event might be canceled due to financial issues. With the economic problems that are facing the world especially the United States of America, sponsors have not been giving their support with the upcoming Woodstock 2009.

Sponsors are needed because there are many things that should be paid like the venue and sound equipment that are needed to push through with the event. If there would not be any sponsors, how can the Woodstock management pay the venue? If there is no venue, how can the event be made possible? These are but some of the problems surrounding the 40th year anniversary of Woodstock.

Since the Woodstock concert is free, many people will surely flock to the event. The tradition of Woodstock is to give free concerts. However, with the economic problems that it is facing, will it still be possible that the concert will be given for free indeed? Fans then would need to choose: a free concert that has no assurance that will push through or a paid concert that is sure to rock and roll in the months to come.

There some things that should be considered by the Woodstock administrators such as to have the fans pay the tickets then get more sponsors, construct booths for food, drinks and souvenirs. In these ways, the Woodstock 2009 40th year anniversary will surely be made possible. Even a minimal contribution will help Woodstock go a long way for the fulfillment of its 40th year anniversary. For now, we could only hope to see each other there at the Woodstock 2009 concert.

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  1. Woodstock Enthusiasts Look To San Francisco's Huge FREE West Fest
    74 Acts on Five Stages-More Big Names To Be Announced Next Week

    40th Anniversary of Woodstock
    Free Concert Golden Gate Park
    San Francisco, Sunday, October 25, 2009

    Event: “West Fest” Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock.
    Attraction: 74 bands, 5 stages and 26 poster artists. Solar domes, Alternative vehicles, Electric bikes, Native American Tipi Village, Sustainable Living Road Show, Conscious Art Gallery, Light Temple, Holistic Healing Section, Hooper Heaven, Rock'n Green Kids Zone and Eco Village vendors.
    Admission: FREE
    When: October 25, 2009, 9am to 6pm
    Where: Speedway Meadows, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA USA
    Producer: 2b1 Multimedia Inc. and the Council of Light in association with Artie Kornfeld, the original producer of “Woodstock 1969”
    Non-Profit: 501-(c) 3
    Contact: Boots Hughston, 415-861-1520 or

    Acts confirmed with more to come: Jefferson Starship; Leslie West (Mountain); Lester Chambers (the Chambers Brothers); Country Joe McDonald; Denny Laine (of Paul McCartney, Wings, Moody Blues); The Original Lowrider Band (with Lee Oskar); Greg Errico, Jerry Martini, Cynthia Robinson (From Sly and the Family Stone); David and Linda La Flamme (It's a Beautiful Day); Michael McClure (Beat Poet) and Ray Manzarek (from the Doors); Lydia Pense and Cold Blood; Terry Haggerty (from the Sons of Champlin); Annie Sampson and her band; Nick Gravenites Band; Harvey Mandel and the Snake band; Barry “The Fish” Melton (of Country Joe and the Fish); Jerry Miller and Jim Post; Lost Creek Gang and the Merry Pranksters with Ken Babbs, George Walker, and Mountain Girl; El Chicano; Alameda All Stars (Gregg Allman's Band); Edwin Hawkins and The New Edwin Hawkins Singers “Oh Happy Day”; David Denny (from Steve Miller) with Prairie Prince (of The Tubes), Diana Mangano (formerly of The Jefferson Starship), Greg Douglas, Carlos Reyes; PF Sloan; Jimmy McCarty (from Detroit Wheels); Peter Kaukonen (from Jefferson Airplane); John York (from the Byrds); Leigh Stephens (from Blue Cheer); Narada Michael Walden; Kathi McDonald and Friends; Cathy Richardson band; Valenti and Tony; Mitchell Holman (It's a Beautiful Day), Miles Schon Band; Jose Neto and Friends; The Mutaytor; Rock Hendricks (Bobby Womack, The Jackson 5, The funkidelics); Scoop Nisker - KFOG; David Harris - speaker; Matthew Rosenthal - Prevent Hate; Bettina Aptheker - Free Speech Movement; Ben Fong -Torres (Rolling Stone); David Hilliard - Black Panther Party; Benjamin Hernandez - Harts and Hands elders; Blue Thunder - spiritual healer, Teton; Dennis Banks - AIM Wounded Knee; Dennis Peron and Richard Eastman (Marijuana Initiative); David Rovic; Rabbi Joseph Langer ; Ed Rosenthal; Terrance Hallinan (Former SF DA); Gene “DR Hip” Schoenfeld; Paul “Lobster” Wells (DJ), Aron “Pieman” Kay (from the Yippies); Alex Reymundo - comedian; Doug Green MC; Some acts can not be advertised until 30days out.

    Poster series: Stanley Mouse, Arnold Skolnick (original Woodstock 69 poster artist), Chris Shaw, Mike Dolgushkin, Wendy Wright, David Singer, Mark Henson, Carlon Ferris, Dave Huckins, Lee Conklin, Bob Masse, Andrew Annenberg, Victor Moscosco, Michael Moss, Thomas Yeates, Chrissy Costello, Gilbert Johnson and Dusty Hughston, Michael Rios, Burry Olsen, Pat Ryan, Ron Donovin - Fire House Crew.

    In honor of Jimi Hendrix, who headlined the festival in 1969, 3,000
    guitar players will attempt to break the World's Record for the Largest
    Guitar Ensemble playing "Purple Haze" -- all at the same time!
    Players are encouraged to register at: