After 52 years, there’s still something special about peace, love and understanding, and the music that constantly reminds us of this. Coming Saturday, Aug. 21, Peace of Woodstock will bring the Athens Theatre in DeLand a one-night-only musical extravaganza capturing the joy, exuberance and celebration of an American generation.
Peace of Woodstock is a 90-minute multimedia tribute to the three-day concert that rocked the world in August 1969 — the Woodstock Music & Art Fair.
That summer, an audience of more than 400,000 traveled to Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in upstate New York to listen to musical acts ranging from Richie Havens and Janis Joplin, to Sly and the Family Stone, the Jefferson Airplane (the event’s breakout group), and Santana. Woodstock changed everything.
Peace of Woodstock returns audiences to the event that defined the 1960s. From the hippie vibe and protest songs to the flowers-in-the-hair attendees clothed in bell-bottoms and tie-dyed garments, Peace of Woodstock is a note-for-note-perfect tribute to one of popular music’s most monumental moments.
Come listen to the blended vocals of Crosby, Stills and Nash; the stratospheric guitar pyrotechnics of The Who and Jimi Hendrix; the mournful wails of Joe Cocker; and the magical music of Arlo Guthrie, Country Joe McDonald and many others.
Most of Peace of Woodstock’s members were raised in the Tampa Bay area, playing in bands that covered and emulated the stars of Woodstock. They have been professional musicians since the 1970s, and each band member has toured and performed with famous rock acts across the nation and throughout Europe.
Peace of Woodstock is unlike any other show you’ve ever seen — unless you were at Woodstock! So, join this groovy band Aug. 21, for a trip back in time — to an event as celebrated for its music as it was for defining the time in history simply called “The Sixties.”
Peace of Woodstock will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at the historic Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave. in Downtown DeLand.
Ticket prices are $35 for preferred reserved seating (first six rows orchestra, and two rows center balcony), and $30 for general reserved seating. A $3-per-ticket processing charge and 6.5-percent sales tax will be added to each purchase.
All tickets will be available online at the Athens Theatre website at www.AthensDeLand.com, or by calling the box office at 386-736-1500. Box-office hours are 1-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 1 1/2 hours before live performances.