The event is being held in the conservative farm town of Bethel. Because of its large percentage of New York City residents and visitors, and a creative tradition that long predates the festival, Woodstock is teeming with wonderful art exhibits, as well as musical performances - planned and impromptu.
The event is set to honor the landmark 1969 concert event, which took place from August 15-August 18 and made a name for such renowned artists as Santana, Joan Baez, The Who, Neil Young, and of course, Jimi Hendrix.
The event was the culmination of what we now deem the "hippie" era, a time during which all people needed to live by was the mantra, "Love, peace, and happiness." Many regard it as one of the greatest moments in popular music history, while Rolling Stone named the event as one of the "50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll." Although no more than 50,000 people were expected to show up, thousands more, sans tickets, stormed the area, creating chaos, confusion, and utter exhilaration for the youth of the '60s.
This time around, audiences will be treated to familiar sounds from some musicians who played the legendary music festival. The Bethel Woods Center of the Arts will host Jefferson Starship, Country Joe McDonald, Big Brother and the Holding Company and other famed Woodstock acts for a show Saturday night.
But times, they are a-changing, and more restrictions are in place. Don't expect to get in without a ticket this weekend. The sold out show is also banning camping and cameras on the site.