“This festival has a sense of camaraderie in the crowd,” says event promoter Rich Rivkin. “It’s a safe space where everyone can cut loose. Plus, we'll have two-dozen artists doing live paintings inspired by the live music.”
Here are some of the bands featured onstage representing the legendary music of the original Woodstock artists:
SATURDAY, JUNE 8
KERRY KEARNEY BAND
Taking on Jimi Hendrix’s catalog can be a daunting task because he’s considered by many to be the greatest electric-guitar player of all time. But, Kearney is up for the challenge.
SET TIME 1:30 p.m.
For nearly 30 years, this nine-piece band has been blending horns with rock and roll and will focus on the music of Blood Sweat & Tears for the festival.
SET TIME 3 p.m.
FOUR WAY STREET
The signature harmonies of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young will fill the air as Four Way Street delivers a set.
SET TIME 6 p.m.
SUNDAY, JUNE 9
JANIS JOPLIN EXPERIENCE
SET TIME Noon
THE LEGENDARY MURPHYS
Because so many bands played Woodstock, it’s difficult to pay tribute to them all. However, the Legendary Murphys are going to give the crowd a smorgasbord of songs from Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Band, Jefferson Airplane and more.
SET TIME 4:30 p.m.
Much like the Grateful Dead, the Electrix doesn’t have a prepared set list. With more than 700 songs in its catalog, this Dead tribute band casually goes from one song into the next.
SET TIME 6 p.m.
7th ANNUAL WOODSTOCK REVIVAL
WHEN | WHERE Noon-9 p.m. Saturday, June 8, and noon-7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage
ADMISSION $40 ($36 advance), $10 ages 15 and younger; free parking