The Brooklyn Mirage, a new performance and event venue in Bushwick, has announced 2 More Days of 1969, a two-day event celebrating the 48th anniversary of Woodstock. The event will feature an all-star lineup of original acts as well as festival co-creator and founder Artie Kornfeld. 2 More Days of 1969 will take place the weekend of August 18-19, 2017.
“The Woodstock Generation still inspires,” says producer Lincoln Schofield. “In a contentious political time, they came together peacefully and found a way to speak truth to power through music. With our event, we want to transcend the average concert experience and engage the minds of our Brooklyn audience by reinforcing the message of the Woodstock Nation from the folks who were there.”
The weekend will kick off with a talk by Artie Kornfeld about Woodstock’s enduring cultural significance. Following the conversation, there will be screening of a special cut of the Academy Award-winning documentary Woodstock (directed by Michael Wadleigh).
The following afternoon, Kornfeld and Wavy Gravy-the original emcee of Woodstock 1969-will host a reunion concert featuring original performers from the iconic festival. The all-star lineup includes celebrated folk star Arlo Guthrie, legendary singer-guitarist Leslie West performing the music of Mountain, Billy Cox & Band of Gypsys (three remaining members of Jimi Hendrix’s Woodstock band) and Melanie, the first lady of Woodstock.
“Everywhere I go I hear people crying out for something like what we did in 1969,” says Kornfeld, author of The Pied Piper of Woodstock. “While we can never duplicate
Woodstock, this August 18-19, we’re going to try to come close. I’m coming home to Brooklyn for a reason – to remind today’s generation of their power. It’s time for them to step up and make themselves heard. The people are Woodstock.” Originally from Bensonhurst, Kornfeld says he’s returning to Brooklyn to bring “the spirit of Woodstock into the hearts of today’s Brooklyn audience.”
The two-day event presents the music of Woodstock alongside the voices of the era within an immersive festival experience with the Brooklyn Mirage’s high definition video mapping capabilities and KV2 Audio’s revolutionary VHD5.0 sound system.
Schedule and ticket information is available here.