About forty five years ago this summer, nearly 500,000 people gathered on Max Yasgur’s farm for the Woodstock festival and its “three days of peace & music.” Now it’s 2014 and on Friday July 4th, we’re taking Woodstock from the farm to the rooftop. And squeezing as much of those three days as we can into one night that we’re calling Summertime Blues: The Songs of Woodstock.
Brought to you by the folks who gave us the last three years’ July tribute shows, the show features an all-star band and some Rooftop favorites— RyanInnes, Joshua James, Desert Noises, Fictionist, The New Electric Sound, Book On Tapeworm, The Blue Aces, Hollering Pines, The Lower Lights, and so so so much more. Bat Manors opens the show with their unmistakable, beautiful brand of spooky indie-folk. Come break out your bell bottoms and tie dyes and re-live the summer of ‘69 with us while getting all patriotic and stuff!
Where and when - Show starts at 7:30, “doors” open at 6:00, as always we suggest you get there early to set up your blankets, low chairs, bean bags, mattresses, flying carpets, bear rugs etc. The location is on the third level of the Provo Town Square parking terrace at 100 North & 100 West.
Recommended age - Recommended age rage for all ages.
Parking map - There are lots of places to park in downtown Provo and close to the venue. Check out this map here. We also have free valet bicycle parking available, courtesy of the Provo Bicycle Collective. Ride your bike to the concert and take advantage of the most convenient parking available! Donations accepted to support the Collective.
Arrive Hungry - There are over 50 restaurants in the downtown area! And so many of them are delicious and award-winning. See here for well-designed comprehensive list.
And then, after the concert - Well, don’t just go home. The show will end just in time to watch the fireworks from our roof. Ka-boom! And if you're still hungry, Roccos Tacos on the corner of University Avenue and Center Street is always open late on Fridays. (My favorite: the chicken wings).
Here are a handful of images from rehearsal this week.