Long gone are the days of VW buses and hippie pants everywhere - but some of us flower children may be feeling like we were born in a completely different era, and some of us would have loved to experience Woodstock - well now you actually can. An indoor air-conditioned Woodstock is coming to Punta Gorda next month.
50 years ago on August 15th, 1969 all the far-out hippies in the land gathered at a 601-acre dairy farm in the town of Bethel, New York for a rock festival of the ages. More than 400,000 people flooded the gates for 3-days of peace, love, and music.
While nothing will be quite like it was at that 1969 Woodstock festival, we can relive it August 15th-18th in Punta Gorda. The indoor-airconditioned event will feature over 23 tribute bands, belting covers of the grooviest tracks from your favorite bands of the period including the Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Janis Joplin.
Other local bands will be in attendance offering swamp blues vibes, as well as a couple of Christian rock groups.
Those who love unique and beautiful art pieces might even be able to leave with a new piece for their wall. The festival will also include art displays and vendors, beer and wine for purchase, massage chairs, comedy, and wellness areas.
This event is gonna be groovy, baby! If you're feelin' hippie and ready to don your tie-dye, bell-bottoms, and leather - you won't want to miss Punta Gorda's Woodstock!
Those looking to travel in order to attend the event in August can also get deals on hotel rooms through their La Quinta, Sleep Inn & Suites, and PG Waterfront Hotel partners with promo code WOODSTOCK50. More information about the event partners can be viewed here.
Punta Gorda Woodstock 2019
Price: Single-day admission is $25.15/person. The pass to go to all 3 days is $40.13/person. Tickets can be purchased through the website.
When: August 16th-18th;
Friday the 16th: 4pm-10:30pm
Saturday the 17th: 9am-10pm
Sunday the 18th: 9am-4pm
Where: 75 Taylor St, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Why you should go: An indoor air-conditioned 'Woodstock' hippie festival stretching over 3 days; Relive the music of the 60s with over 23 hippie tribute bands covering tunes from Grateful Dead, Creedance Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, with more to be announced. Enjoy peace, love, leather, tie-dye, and tunes while you shop the art and vendor booths. Far-out man!
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