Posted in music | tour dates on May 5, 2009

Woodstock

Four free shows at Castle Clinton in NYC this summer...

July 16 - Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra Plays the Music of Sly & the Family Stone: "It's a Family Affair"

July 23 - Richie Havens

July 30 - Arlo Guthrie

Aug 06 - John Kelly Sings The Joni Mitchell Songbook: "Songs for a Shiny Hot Night"

It's a four-part series in honor of Woodstock's 40th Anniversary called "Four Nights of Peace, Love & Music: A Castle Clinton Tribute to Woodstock".

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Comments (36)

what was their booking budget this season, 50 bucks?

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2009 1:27 PM

"what was their booking budget this season, 50 bucks?"

Are you really this clueless?

Richie Havens' set at Woodstock was one of the most influential. Same goes for Arlo Guthrie. The other two dates are BS, I agree.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2009 1:30 PM

^
Are you really this out of touch and clinging to the past?

Posted by Cry-baby Boomer | May 5, 2009 1:45 PM

you can pretty much book arlo guthrie or richie havens for the cost of bong hits and a sandwich

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2009 1:50 PM

I guess the sponsors cut down the funding this year so thats why summerstage and now clinton castle are not so great?

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2009 1:56 PM

"I guess the sponsors cut down the funding this year so thats why summerstage and now clinton castle are not so great?"

They will probably be announcing more shows

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2009 2:00 PM

I don't understand people who complain about free shows.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2009 2:00 PM

"clinging to the past"

What are you trying to say with that statement?

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2009 2:01 PM

It's pretty obvious, innit?

Posted by Cry-baby Boomer | May 5, 2009 2:02 PM

Maybe other artists shouldn't charge so much either

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2009 2:03 PM

Does tax money pay for this?

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2009 2:04 PM

This event is paid for by the power of love, peace & happiness generated out into the universe by all of us, brothers & sisters.

Posted by Phish Phan | May 5, 2009 2:06 PM

if you want peace, prepare for war.

Posted by Sargent Slaughter | May 5, 2009 2:20 PM

"Are you really this out of touch and clinging to the past?"

Who did you expect at a Woodstock tribute concert? Jimi Hendrix? If you are going to have a Woodstock concert, Richie Havens is the man.

Seriously, who did expect to play this show?

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2009 2:38 PM

thank god they didn't put this in prospect park!
now I have a large body of water between me and a bunch of ex dirty hippy, ex dirty yuppie, now cracked out conservative, dead music lovers.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2009 2:51 PM

I don't understand why people are hating on Richie Havens and Arlo Guthrie. They are two staples of American Music. So what if they are old. Do you hate on picaso cause he is dead? Mozart cause he is 253 years old and dead?

Richie Havens is amazing.

Posted by Zach Maxwell | May 5, 2009 3:11 PM

cry baby boomer hates old people who are still doing their thing because they remind him that when he is in his 50s and 60s, he will be wearing a diaper and watching TV.

havens and guthrie are still performing and doing what they love.

CBBoomer is flat out jealous, and hates old people because he is afraid of being old, because he thinks that being old is sitting around with your thumb up your ass, which is what his parents probably did and what he KNOWS he will be doing, because he has no talent except for trolling on a blog.

as for the rest of you, enjoy the classic music at the concert, I know I will!!!

Posted by yoga | May 5, 2009 3:16 PM

nobody hates any of these people or is hating on free shows.

but it's obvious that this is a super low budget series, particularly in comparison to previous seasons.

why deny that? more pointedly, why feign outrage and hurt feelings about the criticism when it's plain to see this is a little lackluster, bookingwise.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2009 3:57 PM

No Sha-Na-Na? Fuck this festival!

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2009 4:28 PM

Richie Havens & Arlo Guthrie are the shit. However, hippies who glorify the past and improperly raise false nostalgia to the point of being beyond criticism are annoying jackasses. Havens = Mozart? Ninja, please!


Posted by pilates | May 5, 2009 4:37 PM

why does liking ritchie havens and arlo guthrie make one a "nostalic hippie"? it's timeless music by musicians who are folk legends and hugely influential in their scenes..

Posted by yoga | May 5, 2009 5:01 PM

napalm the concert. give a taste of the real 60's.

Posted by keef | May 5, 2009 5:11 PM

It's funny, people won't listen to original folk arists, but they just love bands like Fleet Foxes.

Why bother listening to imitations? Just listen to the real thing. Oh, I forgot, you decide what you like based on what Pitchfork. Get a life scenester. And move out of Williamsburg and go back to the midwest while you are at it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2009 5:22 PM

Good... Use your aggressive feelings, 5:22! Let the hate flow through you!

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2009 5:36 PM

When do the Vivian Girls go on?

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2009 5:38 PM

hippies are all about the peace & love...until someone shatters their fragile, self-congratulatory world. then watch out!

the only thing that makes them any different from the rest of us is their false sense of pseudo-spiritual superiority. that, and vast sums of B.O. and flax seed oil.

Posted by pilates | May 5, 2009 5:45 PM

"why does liking ritchie havens and arlo guthrie make one a "nostalic hippie"? it's timeless music by musicians who are folk legends and hugely influential in their scenes.."


...that's EXACTLY what a nostalgic hippie would say!

Posted by spinning | May 5, 2009 5:52 PM

This is not the WOODSTOCK VENTURES show!! This is just some tribute ...

Posted by jair | May 5, 2009 6:59 PM

why don't you just admit castle clinton didn't have a lot of cash to spend this year??

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2009 9:24 PM

that digital 2.0 graphic makes me anxious.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 4:54 PM

YES!

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Posted by RFWoodstock | July 13, 2009 2:21 PM

havens is EXCLLENT LIVE!

i've seen him before and he has goten better with age
most act get worse but he is as on point as he was in 1969

yoooooullsee

stop cryin or ill turn this car around and REALLY give you something to cry about

Posted by psychedeli cnerd | July 23, 2009 7:14 AM

I think it's pretty amazing that Havens & Guthrie are playing for free. Good call about celebrating their imitators and not even knowing the originals. I am not old but I know enough to know that these dudes are iconic (and, AMAZING live). If they play for so cheap how come they NEVER play? I doubt it's about money anyway, it's a tribute to woodstock. a lot of times you guys are hysterical but sometime it's so HATER over here that you just sound like juvenile idiots. i missed last night but plan to see arlo guthrie. did anyone go? terrible weather.

"Ninja Pulease" = LOL.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2009 11:54 AM

I enjoyed the Richie Havens concert and I wasn't the only one --
http://culturemob.com/blog/a-tribute-to-woodstock-%E2%80%93-richie-havens-arlo-guthrie-%E2%80%9Cjoni-mitchell%E2%80%9D-and-taking-woodstock

He sang "Here Comes The Sun" and "Freedom" and many others for an hour.
People sat in the pouring rain to hear him.

I don't understand this carping. There is a recesssion, of course the city doesn't have much to spend. But these concerts are free, and, of the musicians who are still alive, Arlo Guthrie and Richie Havens are about as representative of Woodstock as you can possibly get.

Posted by JonMan | July 25, 2009 3:10 AM

I enjoyed the Richie Havens concert and I wasn't the only one --
http://culturemob.com/blog/a-tribute-to-woodstock-%E2%80%93-richie-havens-arlo-guthrie-%E2%80%9Cjoni-mitchell%E2%80%9D-and-taking-woodstock

He sang "Here Comes The Sun" and "Freedom" and many others for an hour.
People sat in the pouring rain to hear him.

I don't understand this carping. There is a recesssion, of course the city doesn't have much to spend. But these concerts are free, and, of the musicians who are still alive, Arlo Guthrie and Richie Havens are about as representative of Woodstock as you can possibly get.

Posted by JonMan | July 25, 2009 3:12 AM

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