Billboard – The Band Shares ‘Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever’ From Long-Shelved Woodstock Performance

November 12, 2019

After decades of notable absence from audio and video documentation, The Band goes back to the Woodstock Music and Art Fair this month. The group’s entire 11-song performance — including a cover of The Four Tops’ “Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever,” premiering exclusively below — is among the bonus material on The Band: 50th Anniversary Edition, a box set coming out Nov. 15. It sits among a newly remastered version of the album as well as 13 previously unreleased, alternate versions of the album tracks, and the group’s Robbie Robertson — who helped helm the reissue amidst projects such as his own new solo album, the new Band documentary Once Were Brothers and scoring Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman — says pulling out the Woodstock tapes took himRead more »

Gibson Announces the Alvin Lee ES-335 ’69 Festival’

November 6, 2019

Nashville, TN (November 6, 2019) — Gibson, the iconic American instrument brand, has announced the worldwide release of the new, limited-edition Alvin Lee ES-335 ’69 Festival’. The leading guitar brand has created the exact ES-335 guitar in Aged Sixties Cherry. The striking guitar, which Lee called “Big Red” launched his performance to legendary status while showcasing his lightning-fast guitar playing at the original Woodstock festival in 1969. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock this year and Lee’s breakout festival performance, the historically accurate guitar is officially available now at Authorized Gibson Dealers worldwide. When Ten Years After took their heavy, manic blues-rock to the stage at Woodstock in 1969, the band unleashed a performance that came to define notRead more »

Jump on our November Turntable Giveaway!

November 1, 2019

Three lucky winners will get a Woodstock portable suitcase turntableand a bundle of other goods from the Woodstock Official Store.✌️ Enter for your chance to win. ✌️

Woodstock Music Icon Michael Lang Honored with the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards Lifetime Achievement Award

September 27, 2019

Best known for co-producing and creating the original 1969 Woodstock Festival, Michael Lang received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the seventh annual Muhammed Ali Humanitarian Awards on September 12th. In 1969, the original Woodstock Festival brought together half a million people in a celebration of peace, music and love. Woodstock continues to highlight social, environmental and political causes like Head Count; to organize communities around those causes; to develop socially responsible events and products for those communities; and to encourage positive, creative expression. The purpose of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards, an annual fundraiser for the Muhammad Ali Center, is to harness the power of the late Muhammad Ali’s legacy by recognizing individuals who are driven by a call toRead more »

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The original founders John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Michael Lang and their families formed Woodstock Ventures to create events and develop projects which are consistent with Woodstock's values. Woodstock Ventures supports causes and organization we believe in. To submit your organization for consideration please contact us.

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