Help Us Keep Reporting. Donate to Detroit Metro Times.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Woodstock 50 is in limbo, but 'Woodstock in the D' is a go

Posted By on Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 2:37 PM

click to enlarge MAGIC BUS
  • Magic Bus

It looks like a planned 50th anniversary of the storied Woodstock Music Festival might be looking more like the doomed Fyre Festival at this point.

The fest made headlines on Monday after its financial backer announced it was canceling the event, with sources citing concerns about capacity and securing permits. But on Tuesday, organizers told reporters that they intended for the show to somehow go on.

Suffice it to say, it seems like Woodstock 50 organizers need time to get their shit together. In the meantime, we're happy to report that "Woodstock in the D," a planned sister event to be held in metro Detroit, is still on.

The event is being organized by Grande Ballroom poster artist Carl Lundgren and wife Michele, a photographer and event organizer. They are also funding the event, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Proud Lake Recreation Area in Wixom.

The lineup features L.A.'s Canned Heat, who performed at the original Woodstock. Other acts include local Woodstock-era tribute act Magic Bus, Muraga Booker, Scott Morgan of the Rationals, poet and activist John Sinclair, and Jimi Hendrix mentor Billy Davis, among others.

Additional attractions include yoga, drum circles, and a "therapy goat" petting zoo, according to a press release. Rock 'n' roll!

OK, so it might not have quite the star power of Woodstock 50, which was scheduled for Aug. 16 through Aug. 18 and was set to feature headliners like Jay-Z, the Killers, Dead and Company, and Imagine Dragons (as well as Detroit-based acts the Raconteurs and Greta Van Fleet).

Still, for fans who can't make it to Woodstock 50 — which might not even happen — it should still be a relatively groovy time.

Tickets are $75 for a day pass, or $150 for VIP, and available here.

Get our top picks for the best events in Detroit every Thursday morning. Sign up for our events newsletter.

Tags: , , ,

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

May 27, 2020

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2020 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation