Same Place. Different Time. Still Historic.
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the greatest festival of all time. The Woodstock festival happened right in the Sullivan Catskills, at what is now Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.
Bethel Woods has planned A Season of Song and Celebration to commemorate this historic anniversary throughout 2019 — right where it happened, where it’s happening still.
Today a National Register Historic Site, Bethel Woods is a nonprofit cultural center located in Bethel, NY. It features a museum that transports visitors back in time to the 1960s and the festival, showcasing the breathtaking historic festival field and restored Bindy Bazaar marketplace trails, where 50 years ago vendors marketed their wares at the festival.
The campus also includes the 15,000 capacity Pavilion amphitheater which will host a diverse season of performers including Chris Stapleton, Dave Matthews, Heart, and Nelly, along with an August Anniversary Weekend celebration featuring Woodstock legends Santana and Arlo Guthrie, as well as Ringo Starr and more. The weekend will kick off with a screening of the Woodstock documentary under the stars on the very field it was filmed five decades ago.
The celebration continues throughout the year with other highlights including the opening of the Special Exhibit: We Are Golden – Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival & Aspirations for a Peaceful Future, and a series of informative programs and events throughout the season including speakers, workshops and lectures, additional performances by Woodstock album, and a Lunar Weekend for the whole family.
Visit BethelWoodsCenter.org to find a full list of events and festivities.