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January 10, 2019

Woodstock 50 coming to Watkins Glen International

2019 Jan 10 Watkins Glen

If you’re a music fan, you may have heard something back in the day about a little festival called Woodstock.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of music’s most famous concert — headlined by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, The Band, The Who, Santana, Grateful Dead, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young … the list goes on — held on a dairy farm in the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York in 1969.

In honor of 2019 being a landmark year, the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair announced this week that it would be presenting “Woodstock 50” — and you might say there’s a “Hendrick’s Jimmie” twist to it.

The music festival will be held on the fields surrounding Watkins Glen International from Aug. 16-18, just days after the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series crowns a victor in the Go Bowling at The Glen race on Aug. 4 (3 p.m. ET, NBCSN, MRN, NBC Sports App).

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Tickets will go on sale in February, when the festival announces its artist lineup.

“It’ll be an eclectic bill,” festival co-creator Michael Lang told Rolling Stone. “It’ll be hip-hop and rock and some pop and some of the legacy bands from the original festival.”

NASCAR road racing followed by one of the biggest music festivals of the year, all in one place? Now that’s one heck of a way to close out a summer.

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