Event Details

  • August 16, 2019
  • 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • $7/$5
  • $7 general admission / $5 for students with ID
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Venue

Event Description

John Sebastian performs for the crowd in a scene from ‘Woodstock: Three Days of Peace and Music.’

This iconic musical documentary covers the three-day 1969 music festival on the property of Max Yasger's farm that symbolized the late 1960s in terms of musical, social and political ideology of the era. American audiences are introduced to Ten Years After, featuring guitar great Alvin Lee. Jimi Hendix, The Who and Joe Cocker give riveting performances. As naked flower children romp, the New York freeway is closed because of traffic congestion. Music lovers leave their cars and travel on foot only survive torrential downpours of rain, food shortages and non-stop music. Jefferson Airplane gives the wake up call with their song "Volunteers Of America." Crosby, Stills and Nash deliver a memorable performance. John Sebastian gives an impromptu set with a borrowed guitar from Tim Hardin. Santana, Sly and The Family Stone, Sha-Na-Na, Arlo Guthrie, Richie Havens and Joan Baez also appear. (1969) Rated R The movie will begin at 7. Tickets are $7 or $5 for students with ID. They are available in advance at thevarsitycenter.eventbrite.com and at the venue when doors open; they are not available in advance at the venue. Doors and the Varsity Bar open at 6:30.

Event presented by:

  • The Varsity Center
  • (618) 319-3210
  • varsitycenter@gmail.com

Artist/Group Info:

  • varsitycenter@gmail.com