WOODSTOCK 50 OFFICIALLY CANCELLED
Woodstock 50 is officially cancelled. The show was first scheduled to be held at the original Woodstock site in upstate New York but financial issues forced the show’s first cancellation. It was then announced the 50th anniversary concert was once again back on and being moved to a smaller venue in Columbia Maryland. Financial issues, ongoing legal proceedings, and performers backing out all contributed to the cancellation. Among the artists that reportedly backed out included Dead & Company, John Fogerty and Santana.
With or without a major Woodstock 50th anniversary concert, the town of Bethel is expecting huge crowds to pour into town to visit the original site of Woodstock held on Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm, now the home of the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. With a population of 4,100, Bethel town officials are expecting the Anniversary weekend in August will attract well over 100,000 visitors based on the numbers from the 25th and 30th anniversary weekends. Over 450,000 concert goers witnessed the legendary three day concert on August 15th through the 18th in 1969.