Billing themselves as a "Tribute to Woodstock", Retro69 has had the opportunity to perform its show in the same order of the original 1969 festival, running from Havens through Hendrix. They have "recreated Woodstock" annually at Yasgur's' Farm in Bethel NY, Kennedy Park and the Library in Long Beach, Virgil's BBQ , Fire Island, Hippy Park (Seacliff) , and many indoor venues. The goal is to be able to play as many as possible of the 350 plus songs from the actual festival, in arrangements as similar to the original; in other words, to be the "Dark Star Orchestra." of Woodstock.  In addition to Woodstock, Retro69 can reproduce other Festivals such as Monterey Pop 1967 and Watkins Glenn 1973, as well as some of the shows performed at the Fillmore 40 years ago. 

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MOVIES APPEARED IN

MOVIES APPEARED IN: “The More Things Change A Woodstock Memoir” by Joe Nolan,


 

“The Last Seat in the House” John Kane

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From Alex Del Zappo,  Sweetwater

"These peeps have their fingers on the pulse of the 60s & 70s era and  really feel every note they play and sing! Don't miss 'em!"  

Retrofest: Where Classic Rock and Philanthropy Meet

I had this weird idea to do a tribute to Woodstock.”

In 2004, Allan Spielman was getting disenchanted with the bar scene on Long Island and was looking for a new way to share the classic music he loved to play. His “weird idea” took form initially as small shows in homage to classic festivals. Local musicians (Roger Silverberg and Hank Stone, to name a few) jumped on the bandwagon and it began to take the shape of a multi-act, feel-good event.

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