Despite the national 50th anniversary of Woodstock being cancelled, the Summit County Historical Society at the Perkins Stone Mansion, 550 Copley Rd, Akron, 44320, will be celebrating with our own Woodstock 50! music festival on Friday evening August 16, 6 pm to 9 pm.
All money raised will be used to enhance our Discovery Trunk programs. Discovery Trunks are self-contained history lessons which are available at no cost to schools in Summit County. Topics include Age of Aquarius, WWI, WWII, Victorian Women, Old-fashioned Medicine & Home Remedies, among others.
We are having a music fest on the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, so dig out your bell bottoms, tie-dyed t-shirts & protest buttons because the peace bird is back! Join us for the music and fun; we're ready to party and celebrate the summer of love!
Headlining: Dave Nachmanoff, folk rock (www.davenach.com)
Featuring: The Hal Walker Trio (in reference to Crosby, Stills and Nash), Tap the KegFish (highlighting The Band), NADIA (playing Janis Joplin) and Geo Jones on electric guitar for the Star Spangled Banner
Food and munchies by Remarkable Diner, psychics and crafts will be on hand. This event is for 21 and older.
All proceeds from this event support the Society's educational programs and Discovery Trunks. Society members $15; non-members, $25. Tickets available on EventBrite, by calling the Society at 330.535.1120, or pay at the door (cash only).
Costumes and love beads encouraged!
Bring a lawn chair or blanket.