Watkins Glen To Host Woodstock 50th Anniversary

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WATKINS GLEN – Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary will be hosted at Watkins Glen International this summer.

The Woodstock Music and Art Fair will run from Aug. 16-18.

Back in 1969 the festival drew hundreds of thousands of people to Bethel, New York durring its debute.

Fast forward 50 years later at Watkins Glen where up to 100,000 people are anticipated to attend.

“You look back at Summer Jam, it’s going to be tough to top that one I think, but certainly it’s going to be right up there,” Chris Banker, Director of Communications at Watkins Glen International, said. “It’s going to be one of our biggest events of the year.”

The three-day festival has expectations to bring a large economic boost to the area.

“Judging from previous concerts, we’re probably looking at $35 million to $50 million dollars to the local economy,” Banker said.

No official lineup for the concert series has been announced yet, but Lang told Rolling Stone that 40 guests have been booked.

Tickets are anticipated to be available for sale by February.

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