It has been 50 years since the iconic Woodstock music festival rocked the world, drawing hundreds of thousands of revelers to Upstate New York.
To celebrate the anniversary of the ground-breaking concert, the Town of Babylon teamed with event organizers Festivals on the Bay to offer a free 50th Anniversary Wood Stock Tribute at Tanner Park on Sunday, Aug. 11. The tribute is a part of the Town’s free summer concert series, which has been running all season long.
“We are excited to provide our residents with a show that is reminiscent of the monumental music event Woodstock was,” said Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer. “Our Parks and Recreation Department has done a great job booking talented acts to play at our beautiful bandshell.”
The festival, which runs from noon to 9:30 p.m., will feature several tribute bands, including Janis Joplin tribute band Joplin’s Pearl featuring Amber Ferrari, as well as Half Step, a Grateful Dead tribute, and Milagro, a Santana tribute.
Also, there will be over a dozen artisan merchant and food vendors during the day.
The owners of Sully’s Wharf, Tanner Park’s new beachside eatery, say if the Woodstock tribute is anything like the rest of the summer’s concerts the people are in for a real treat.
“[The concerts] have a family-friendly atmosphere and the entertainment has been top-notch,” said Sully’s Wharf’s co-owner Dave Chiarella. “It’s a great day to get together with people and enjoy awesome music with a beautiful view of the bay.”
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