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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 officials. The festival, still scheduled for August 16 through August 18, is only two months away. The location... more

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 dropped them over a missed payment of $150,000 to the racetrack. That’s written in an email to Woodstock... more

Watkins Glen International pulls Woodstock 50 site license

As Woodstock 50 gets closer, serious questions remain
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 it had terminated the site license for the event. No additional insights were provided by Watkins Glen International... more

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

Michael Lang hires Trump attorney after computers hacked; future of Woodstock 50 remains unclear
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 to cancel Woodstock 50, but also decided he would not force Dentsu to return the remainder of the $49... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... 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 Watkins Glen. Tickets were originally supposed to go on sale April 22. WENY in Elmira reported sales were... more

New sign unveiled at Seneca Harbor Park in Watkins Glen

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Representatives of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and New York State Canal Corporation were joined by local officials to unveil a new 3-sided sign at the Seneca Harbor Park in Watkins Glen on Wednesday. The sign shares the history of Watkins Glen as a canal town and includes a walk zone map to help visitors find nearby services. Judy... more

Schuyler Hospital breaks ground on massive, two-part development project

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Tuesday marked the groundbreaking ceremony for Schuyler Hospital, a member of Cayuga Health System, which kicked off the construction of a new 15,000 square foot state-of-the-art Medical Surgical inpatient unit. Phase one of the two-part development is to be completed by July 2020. The project is being made possible by a $10.3 Million New York State Statewide Health Care Facility... more

Woodstock 50: Ticket sale date and pricing details still unclear

Woodstock 50: Ticket sale date and pricing details still unclear
Tickets for Woodstock 50 will be “on sale soon,” according to the anniversary festival’s website. But, it appears that will not be as soon as originally planned. While organizers and the event’s site originally said tickets would go on sale Monday, the site on Saturday was updated to simply say they would be "on sale soon." Details regarding ticket prices... more

Organizer works to address concerns raised by residents ahead of Woodstock 50 (video)

Organizer works to address concerns raised by residents ahead of Woodstock 50 (video)
Woodstock 50 is set to take place August 16-18 at Watkins Glen International. While there has been a lot of tense debate over the future of the event from the local community – officials are working to relax concerns about safety and traffic. Creator Michael Lang participated in a radio forum heard on Frankly Speaking Newstalk 1230/1450 AM and 106.9... more

Woodstock 50 organizer details tickets, camping, crowd control plans

Woodstock 50 organizer details tickets, camping, crowd control plans
More details about Woodstock 50 tickets, camping and crowd control plans have emerged for this summers mega-festival in Watkins Glen. The Elmira Star-Gazette reports Woodstock founder and 50th anniversary organizer Michael Lang met with area residents last week to address concerns about the crowd and setup for the three-day music event, scheduled for Aug. 16-18, 2019, around Watkins Glen International... more

NASCAR’s 2020 Cup schedule includes later race date for Watkins Glen International

NASCAR’s 2020 Cup schedule includes later race date for Watkins Glen International
Watkins Glen International’s NASCAR weekend will be held later on the calendar in 2020 while also growing closer to the cutoff for the series’ playoffs. The Schuyler County road course will host its annual NASCAR Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Aug. 16 next year. This year’s Go Bowling at The Glen weekend will be held the first weekend... more

Woodstock 50 coordinators turn to area residents for festival off-site parking

Woodstock 50 coordinators turn to area residents for festival off-site parking
Neighbors within the mile of the main entrance for Watkins Glen International were recently approached by Woodstock 50 coordinators about their property. The Hughey family owns just over 300 acres of land off of County Route 16. Dee Hughey, the landowner, said she was offered a sum of money she didn’t want to disclose to use her land for off-site parking. Event coordinators... more

Performers will be spread across four stages at Woodstock 50

Performers will be spread across four stages at Woodstock 50
More than 80 performers are scheduled to take part in Woodstock 50 in August. But, how many of those musicians attendees can see will depend on how efficient they are at planning their weekend, and how much of each performance they want to see. Four different stages will be utilized each day of the 50th anniversary festival, organizers announced Wednesday.... more

Woodstock 50 lineup announced: Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus coming to Watkins Glen

Woodstock 50 lineup announced: Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus coming to Watkins Glen
Jay-Z, Dead & Company, the Black Keys, Chance the Rapper, Miley Cyrus, Imagine Dragons and Halsey are among the headliners announced for the Woodstock 50 festival, producer Michael Lang confirmed at a press conference today. The event will take place August 16-18 in Watkins Glen. Also included in the determinedly eclectic lineup are the Raconteurs, Robert Plant and the Sensational... more

Glenora Wine Cellars joins SVRA sponsors

Glenora Wine Cellars joins SVRA sponsors
Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) today announced that Glenora Wine Cellars has become the “official sparkling wine” of SVRA. The first winery on the shore of Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York, the acclaimed wine cellar and inn are nestled in a bucolic setting within shouting distance of the world-famous and historic Watkins Glen International Speedway... more

Watkins Glen falls to Cambridge in Class C state title game, 57-43

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Watkins Glen hung around for three-plus quarters but couldn’t keep up Section 2’s Cambridge in Saturday night’s Class C state basketball title game at Hudson Valley Community College. More specifically, the Senecas didn’t have anyone like Indians sophomore Sophie Phillips, who scored 24 points, grabbed 17 rebounds, handed out six assists and made three steals in her team’s 57-43 victory.... more
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