Some bands will play music from the late 1800s and early 1900s, when my great-grandfather, G. Oliver Riggs was a soloist and bandleader.
The festivals aren’t so different, when you think about it. Consider these comparisons between the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Festival and the 2010 Vintage Band Festival:
Woodstock Vintage Band Festival
Date: Aug. 15-18, 1969 Aug. 5-8, 2010
Attendees: 400,000 12,000+ expected
Performers: 32 acts 25 bands playing 100 concerts
Venue: dairy farm city of Cows, Colleges, Contentment
Theme: social harmony musical harmonies and melodies
U.S. troops: in Vietnam in Iraq and Afghanistan
Bohemian: clothing wind band
Extras: drugs, nudity, dancing vintage baseball game, dancing
Free: love admission
Bob Dylan: didn’t perform not expected to perform
More info: 1970 documentary festival website.
Anyone else want to take a stab at coining a phrase for this music festival comparison, besides The Answer is Blowin' in the Wind Band? I'll give you another one to get you started: The Tunes, They Are a Changin.'
Bonus points for incorporating more lyrics by Minnesota native and vintage rocker Bob Dylan.