By: FRITZ MAYER
BETHEL WOODS, NY — Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (BWCA) has announced more details about events scheduled for the weekend of the 50th Anniversary of the original Woodstock concert, from August 15 to 18.
According to a BWCA announcement, on Thursday, August 15, there will be a “screening of the Warner Bros. Academy-Award winning documentary, ‘Woodstock: The Director’s Cut,’ on the historic festival field.”
“On Friday, August 16, Ringo Starr and his All Star Band will take the Pavilion Stage, along with Arlo Guthrie, who performed just after midnight on Friday, the first day of the festival; as well as Edgar Winter with The Edgar Winter Band, returning to Bethel for the first time since performing at the festival with his brother Johnny Winter.
“On Saturday, August 17, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Woodstock legend Santana returns to Bethel Woods Pavilion Stage, exactly 50 years after his groundbreaking Saturday afternoon festival performance. Santana will be joined by special guests The Doobie Brothers.”
The line-up for Sunday, August 18 has yet to be announced.
One of the producers of the event, meanwhile, has announced it is no longer involved with the weekend. INVNT, which bills itself as a “global live brand storytelling agency” issued a press release saying the festival “will now comprise three separate events over three days, and forms part of the venue’s Season of Song & Celebration commemorations, a year-long schedule of exhibits, programs and events,” and the organization will “not be producing Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival.”