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The ‘bizarre trip’ that was almost Woodstock 50

Shortly after Woodstock organizers announced the shambolic 50th anniversary concerts were off after months of setbacks and holdups, Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang summed up the drama in six words: “It’s been a really bizarre trip.” Over the last six months, Lang, 74, ... MORE
Woodstock 50 promoters eyeing Maryland for the festival

Woodstock 50 releases all artists from contracts

According to Billboard reports, organizers of the Woodstock 50 festival have formally released all artists scheduled to play from their contracts. Last night, July 25, both John Fogerty and Jay-Z had already pulled out from the festival. But it wasn’t until today that Woodstock 50 organizers formally released all ... MORE
Woodstock 50 tickets will be free in Maryland, per reports

Woodstock 50 tickets will be free in Maryland, per reports

Woodstock 50 tickets will be free. That’s what the venue operator says. Last week, News10NBC told you the festival was moving to Merriweather Post Pavilion, in Columbia, Maryland. The venue should be able to accommodate about 32,000. It remains slated to take place Aug.16 ... MORE
Festivals, Life, Music
Woostock 50 is finally cancelled by organizers

Woostock 50 finally cancelled by organizers

Officials with Woodstock 50 announced on Wednesday that the three-day festival to celebrate its 50th anniversary has been canceled. ‘We are saddened that a series of unforeseen setbacks has made it impossible to put on the Festival we imagined with the great ... MORE
Peter Frampton at St. Joe’s Amphitheater in Syracuse (photos)

Peter Frampton at St. Joe’s Amphitheater in Syracuse (photos)

Peter Frampton and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening played at at St. Joseph’s Amphitheater in Syracuse on Wednesday night. Check out photos from the show here at Syracuse.com ... MORE
Life, Music, Syracuse Area
Town of Vernon denies application to hold Woodstock 50 at Vernon Downs

Denied a local permit, Woodstock 50 promoters forge on

Woodstock 50 promoters say they’re appealing after being denied a local permit to stage the festival at an upstate New York horse track. The town of Vernon ruled Tuesday that the application to stage the festival at the Vernon Downs track and ... MORE
Events, Festivals, Life, Music
Report says Woodstock 50 lost venue due to missed payment

Report says Woodstock 50 lost venue due to missed payment

Woodstock 50 is still without a venue but on Thursday, we learned more about why they lost their location at Watkins Glen International. The event is expected to cost festival organizers roughly $70 million but, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal, the venue ... MORE
Auburn man who toured with Black Sabbath dies after auto accident

Auburn man who toured with Black Sabbath dies after auto accident

Peter Restey, an Auburn native who toured the world as a technician with Black Sabbath, Manowar and other musical acts, passed away June 10. He was 62. According to a death notice submitted by Langham Funeral Home, Restey passed away at Upstate ... MORE
Woodstock 50 could be relocating to Vernon Downs

Woodstock 50 could be relocating to Vernon Downs

Woodstock 50 could be relocating to the Vernon Downs Casino Hotel, according to a report from WKTV. The casino is one of five or six venues under consideration for the festival’s relocation, confirmed by Vernon Town Supervisor Randy Watson and Vernon Downs ... MORE
As Woodstock 50 gets closer, serious questions remain

Watkins Glen International pulls Woodstock 50 site license

Unless the organizers behind Woodstock 50 can come up with a new venue, which will host the variety of A-list acts intended to perform August 16-18 – the show will not go on. In a statement on Monday, Watkins Glen International said ... MORE
Local favorites and more announced for CFCU Summer Concert series

Local favorites and more announced for CFCU Summer Concert series

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance has revealed the lineup for the CFCU Summer Concert Series. The series will be held at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Ithaca Commons and will cover several genres, from Latin to jazz and hip-hop to soul, funk, ... MORE
Medina named grand champion at Seneca Falls Pageant of Bands

Medina named grand champion at Seneca Falls Pageant of Bands

For the 47th annual year, the Seneca Falls school district hosted regional schools for its Seneca Falls Pageant of Bands this past Friday and Saturday. Participating schools competed in a variety of competitions, ranging from jazz band to twirling and color guard ... MORE
WEBER THIS WEEK: Jon Lamanna performs in-studio (podcast)

WEBER THIS WEEK: Jon Lamanna performs in-studio (podcast)

Local musician Jon Lamanna of Geneva performs live in-studio on Weber This Week. This is the 2nd-to-last episode for Harold “Web Dog” Weber before he signs-off the air next week after almost 50 years of broadcasting.  ... MORE
Next to Normal comes to Geneva in May

Next to Normal comes to Geneva in May

Theatre 444 gets ready to take center stage with performances of Next to Normal at the Pat Collins Black Box Theater at the Geneva Community Center on May 2, 3 and 4 at 8 p.m. as well as Sunday, May 5 at 2 ... MORE
Report: Woodstock 50 tickets may cost around $450

Report: Woodstock 50 tickets may cost around $450

A report by Bloomberg offers a possible glimpse at how much it could cost to attend this summer’s Woodstock festival. Bloomberg reports tickets will cost around $450, citing festival organizer Michael Lang. Woodstock 50 is set to take place Aug. 16-18 in ... MORE
Talent show a big hit in

Talent show a big hit in Newark

Judging from the enthusiastic response seen in the applause and smiles on the faces of parents, siblings and others to the 45 performers that highlighted “Kelley’s Got Talent” show at Kelley School April 11th, it was a huge hit. The nearly two-hour ... MORE
Michael Lang hires Trump attorney after computers hacked; future of Woodstock 50 remains unclear

Woodstock 50 files appeal to force return of $18M from Dentsu

After declaring victory last week in a New York hearing, Woodstock 50 is now appealing part of the ruling and trying to force the festival’s former financer Dentsu to return $18 million it withdrew from the event’s banking account. On May 15, Justice Barry Ostrager ruled Dentsu did not have the right ... MORE
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Siberry coming to Club 86 in Geneva

The Smith Center for the Arts welcomes singer-songwriter Jane Siberry to Club 86 as part of its Jan Regan Club Series on Friday, April 26 at 8 p.m. Club 86 is at 86 Avenue E in Geneva. Iconic and enigmatic, Jane Siberry’s ... MORE