On Woodstock’s 51st birthday we acknowledge a few organizations striving to affect change for the better in our communities!

Take Action Now! Black Lives Matter +1TheVote March For Our Lives Global Climate Strike APWU

Join the fight! Sign up to be a part of March For Our Lives in your community!

Demand change and sign up to support sensible gun control for a safer America! Find out more details at March For Our Lives

Rolling Stone – Hear Jefferson Starship’s New Song ‘It’s About Time,’ Co-Written by Grace Slick

Mother of the Sun marks the band’s first new music in 12 years Read More at Rolling Stone! Jefferson Starship have shared “It’s About Time,” a new single co-written by Grace Slick. The track appears on their upcoming EP Mother of the Sun, out August 21st. “Old white men have had their turn,” lead singer Cathy Richardson declares in the video over blaring guitars. “Thousands of years, what have we learned?” “I watched the Women’s March with Grace at her house back in 2017,” Richardson tells Rolling Stone. “She said, ‘This is just like the Sixties!’ and I suggested that we write a female empowerment song for the times that encapsulated the movement. A couple of months later, I received three handwritten pages ofRead more »

Rolling Stone – Fighting Racism in the Music Industry

The Music Industry Was Built on Racism. Changing It Will Take More Than Donations On Tuesday, the major labels protested police brutality with a “blackout.” Executives and artists say industry-wide racial equality is still a long way away In September 1978, soul producer extraordinaire Kenneth Gamble helped launch the Black Music Association, an advocacy group set on pushing the music industry to “recognize and celebrate the economic and cultural power of black music as well as those who made and promoted it.” “It was time for something new and more inclusive of all black music industry professionals,” Gamble said in 2015. The BMA was addressed to both artists and executives, linking two groups that both faced music industry racism but were often onRead more »

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Woodstock is committed to living by its principles- we believe in universal human rights, ethical business practices, unfettered creative expression, free trade, the loving care of our planet, the power of the individual to make a difference, and the overwhelming impact of communities to act as agents of peaceful change.

Three of 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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