Gate City Bank presents Bluestem: 50th Anniversary of Peace & Music (2-Day Event) | Moorhead, MN
Friday, Aug. 16 – Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019
801 50th Ave S. Moorhead, MN 56560
• All Ages
• Reserved Seating/GA Lawn
• Friday: Gates at 5pm / Show at 6pm
• Saturday: Show at 12pm / Show at 1pm
Jade Presents and Merrill Piepkorn are pleased to announce the Bluestem 50th Anniversary of Peace and Music, a two-day celebration featuring local music, food, and craft vendors.
In August 1969, the Woodstock Music & Art Fair took place on a dairy farm in Bethel, NY. Over half a million people came to a 600-acre farm to hear 32 acts (leading and emerging performers of the time) play over the course of four days (August 15-18). Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead, the Who, Janis Joplin and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young were among the lineup. Woodstock is known as one of the greatest happenings of all time and –perhaps- the most pivotal moment in music history.
By Wednesday, August 13, some 60,000 people had already arrived and set up camp. On Friday, the roads were so clogged with cars that performing artists had to arrive by helicopter. Though over 100,000 tickets were sold prior to the festival weekend, they became unnecessary as swarms of people descended on the concert grounds to take part in this historic and peaceful happening. Four days of music… half a million people… rain, and the rest is history.
This two-day event will take place at Bluestem Amphitheater and will feature over 20 acts and 100 musicians performing songs from the original Woodstock lineup setlists. Local food and craft vendors will round out the all ages event.