Wednesday, August 12, 2009

40th Anniversary of Woodstock: Free Concert Golden Gate Park




40th Anniversary of Woodstock "West Fest"

Free Concert Golden Gate Park

San Francisco, Sunday, October 25, 2009 9-6pm

OVERVIEW:

Woodstock was not just an event, a happening, or a concert with 400,000 people. It was a pivotal moment of realization for an entire generation, an epiphany, a moment of realization for the entire country. The hip movement started in San Francisco a couple of years earlier in the Haight Ashbury and the “Summer of Love” had spread across the nation. There were now millions of hip people with 400,000 of them converging on Woodstock.

Woodstock was a statement to the world, “humanity had evolved”, coming together through peace, love and spirituality. An event whose original intent was to make money became the largest FREE event in history. The hip movement had come of age and was recognized by the world. The principles of love swept the country and we had become the ‘Woodstock Nation”.

Hundreds of San Francisco stars and musical luminaries will perform at this October 25, 2009 event to commemorate the original principles of peace, love and spirituality. The Woodstock 40th will begin with a blessing by the American Indigenous People and several Beat Generation poets. There will be many speakers from the Peace Movement, the Free Speech Movement and the Anti-War Movement along with many of the acts who originally performed at Woodstock (to be announced). There will also be an “Eco Friendly Green Village” highlighting the products, services, and information of the emerging green movement.

Acts confirmed with more to come: Denny Laine (of Paul McCartney, Wings, Moody Blues) - Lester Chambers (the Chambers Brothers) - The Original Lowrider Band (with Lee Oskar) - Greg Errico, Jerry Martini, Cynthia Robinson (From Sly and the Family Stone) - Harvey Mandel and the Snake band - Barry “The Fish” Melton - Alameda All Stars (Gregg Allman’s Band) - Michael McClure (Beat Poet) and Ray Manzarek (from the Doors) - David Denny (from Steve Miller) with Prairie Prince of "The Tubes" - Diana Mangano (formerly of The Jefferson Starship) - Greg Douglas, Carlos Rios; PF Sloan; Jimmy McCarty (from Detroit Wheels) - Peter Kaukonen (from Jefferson Airplane) - Terry Haggerty (from the Sons of Champlin) - John York (from the Byrds) - Leigh Stevens (from Blue Cheer) - Narada Michael Walden - The Great Jeffersonian (members of the Original Jefferson Airplane) - Kathi McDonald and Friends - El Chicano - Cathy Richardson band - David and Linda La Flamme (It’s a Beautiful Day) - Lydia Pense and Cold Blood - Lost Creek Gang and the Merry Pranksters with Ken Babbs - George Walker, and Mountain Girl - Volenti and Saunders - Mitchell Holman - Jose Neto and Friends - The Mutaytor - Rock Hendricks (Bobby Womack - Edwin Hawkins Singers “Oh Happy Day” 40th Anniversary - 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 Dennis Banks – AIM Wounded Knee - Dennis Peron and Richard Eastman (Marijuana Initiative) - David Rovic; Rabbi Joseph Langer - Terrance Hallinan (Former SF DA) - Paul “Lobster” Wells (DJ) - Aron “Pieman” Kay (from the Yippies) - Some acts can not be advertised until 30 days 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 V. 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: www.steveroby.com/Jimi_Hendrix_Archives/Register.html

Producer: 2b1 Multimedia Inc. and the Council of Light in association with Artie Kornfeld, the original producer of “Woodstock 1969”

Where: Speedway Meadows, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA USA

Non-Profit: 501-(c) 3

Admission: FREE

Contact: Boots Hughston, 415-861-1520 www.2b1records.com/woodstock40sf or woodstock40sf@yahoo.com

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