ShakaStock: A Live Tribute to Woodstock 1969
On August 15-18, 1969, on a 600 acre dairy farm in the Catskill Mountains of New York, nearly half a million people gathered for what is now known as one of the most legendary events in rock history: the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, featuring Three Days of Peace and Music. The time was a tumultuous and divided one: protests throughout the 1960s in opposition of the Vietnam War, and for civil rights and equality, were abundant and substantial influencers on the younger generation and consequently on the music of the time. The result was a community of young ‘rebels’, lovers of music and peace, whose common goal was social change and to bring an end to the Vietnam War. The Woodstock festival was a chance for these young people to gather peacefully, and for artists who have become legendary icons to express through music their shared interest in a better future.
On Saturday, October 26 at 7:00pm in Kahilu Theatre, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, performers with a passion for the music of Woodstock and the unity it represented will band together to both musically and visually recreate some of the most memorable performances from the original Woodstock festival in 1969, including Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Sly and the Family Stone, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker and more. ShakaStock endeavors to preserve the community Woodstock housed and the unity for peace at that time by utilizing musical and theatrical performance and imagery to recreate a series of moments. Performers will be emulating not only the music and artists themselves, but will construct a space where it is possible for the imagination to step back in time.
Ticket on sale date to be announced soon. Tickets will be available online at kahilutheatre.org or can be purchased by phone at (808) 885-6868.
|Event Date||10-26-2019 7:00 pm|
|Event End Date||10-26-2019 9:00 pm|