Every August there are a variety of Woodstock 1969 tribute events, the last major one being the Heroes of Woodstock tour with many of the original festival performers in 2009 for the 40th anniversary. This Friday and Saturday Aug. 18 and Aug. 19, several of the original Woodstock performers and key figures will be appearing at Brooklyn’s newest outdoor music and event space, the Brooklyn Mirage.
Leading the two day event is the co-creator and founder of Woodstock, Artie Kornfeld, a Brooklyn native himself. Friday’s event is a speaking engagement with Kornfeld featuring a discussion about Woodstock. Doors open at 5 p.m., tickets are available for general admission ($10) or seated ($20).
Saturday’s event will feature music by Arlo Guthrie, Billy Cox Band of Gypsys Experience, Melanie, and Leslie West (of Mountain). Kornfeld will be back to host the evening of music and there will also be an appearance by Wavy Gravy and special guests. Tickets for Saturday are $49 (general admission) and $69 (seated); doors are at 4 p.m.
Tickets are available through Eventbrite.