Several prominent Fredericton musicians will come together in August to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the most famous outdoor concert event in rock music history.
With another edition of Folly Fest now in the history books, the good folks at Feels Good have announced their next big concert event.
A 50 Year Celebration of Woodstock will take place August 17 at Fredericton’s Boyce Farmer’s Market with members of The Hypochondriacs, The Olympic Symphonium, Tortoise The Hare & The Millionaire, Sugar Bomb, The Downtown Blues Band and many more. The evening will include original music by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Santana, The Band, The Who, CCR, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin with a few more surprises.
Local musician Sean Hutchins has performed as a member of several original and tribute acts in recent years and is once again looking forward to getting on stage to celebrate the music that has inspired so many.
“This group of musicians first came together in 2016 to pay tribute to the 40th anniversary of The Band’s ‘The Last Waltz’,” said Hutchins. “We had so much fun, we knew we had to do something again. We’ve been talking about doing a Woodstock show for three years, so we’re thrilled to finally get our chance and the 50th Anniversary is the perfect time! So many great acts played the original Woodstock and many of them delivered career defining performances. We plan to bring some of that same magic.”
Anniversary tribute shows have become a part of the Feels Good. To date, the group have organized tribute shows to celebrate the music of Beastie Boys (20th anniversary of Ill Communication), Bob Marley (30th anniversary of Legend) and The Band (40th anniversary of The Last Waltz).
“Anniversary celebration shows are always pure magic,” said Paul McAllister, Executive Director of Feels Good. “Seeing the local music community come together, collaborate and shine? It always gets the happy tears flowing.”