Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of that legendary “Hippie Fest” in upstate New York with four days of peace, love, music, and motorcycles!

Experience a weekend of sights and sounds of a legendary “Hippie Fest” with your friends at ABATE. See some of the original bands who performed at the event! Rock out with some incredible tribute acts! Enjoy the hippie experience with special events and activities!


Canned Heat will be performing on stage Friday night at the 39th Annual Boogie

Canned Heat

The legendary band, who performed on Friday at the original Woodstock festival in 1969, will be performing on Saturday night at the 39th Annual Boogie. They are most known for their hits “On The Road Again” in 1968, “Let’s Work Together” in 1970 and “Going Up The Country” in 1969, which all became rock anthems throughout the world, with the later being adopted as the unofficial theme song for the film Woodstock and the “Woodstock Generation.” (On stage Friday night at the 39th Annual Boogie)“They hit the Woodstock stage at about 7:30pm on Saturday, August 16th and kept the crowd dancing the entire time under a dark Bethel sky. The setlist featured their greatest hits including “Going up the Country”, “Let’s Work Together”, and “On the Road Again”. In the Woodstock film during the song “A Change is Gonna Come” there is footage of a fan climbing the stage and instead of kicking him off, Canned Heat singer Bob Hite shares a cigarette with him.”
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Big Brother and the Holding Company will be performing on stage Saturday night at the 39th Annual Boogie

Big Brother and the Holding Company

Big Brother & The Holding Company – along with bands like The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service – is considered one of the original, first wave of great psychedelic bands that came out of San Francisco in the summer of 1965 with legendary singer Janis Joplin. Their songs from the album “Cheap Thrills” and their first Mainstream album are now a part of Rock Music history. Their legacy as one of the great bands of the 1960s is secure. In their shows they perform all of their legendary songs; “Piece of My Heart”, “Summertime”, “Ball and Chain”, “Bye Bye Baby” as only the original creators of this music can. And to show that Big Brother is still a living, creative band they throw in a taste of new, original material that embodies the same signature, Big Brother ideas, and energy. (On stage Saturday night at the 39th Annual Boogie)
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Randy Hansen will be performing on stage Saturday night at the 39th Annual Boogie

Randy Hansen’s Jimi Hendrix Experience

Forty years after his death, Jimi Hendrix is still leaving an impact on the music world. The recent release of Valleys of Neptune — a collection of previously unreleased studio recordings — rocketed Jimi to #4 on the Billboard 200 Chart, making it the highest-charting album of his career. While the legend of this true “guitar hero” lives on, no one celebrates it more than the remarkable Randy Hansen.

For over thirty years, Hansen has been building a reputation as the foremost Hendrix tribute on Earth. As one of the few players officially recognized by the Hendrix family, he has been successfully doing his act since the ’70s, stunning audiences worldwide as he channels the spirit of Jimi and perfectly recreates the stage presence and skill of the legendary axeman. Aside from his loyal fanbase, Hansen’s guitar work is respected throughout the music business. He’s played alongside some of the greats, including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Steve Miller, Paul Rodgers, Herbie Hancock, and original Jimi Hendrix Experience members Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell… Also original Band Of Gypsies members, Buddy Miles and Billy Cox.  (On stage Saturday night at the 39th Annual Boogie)

WoodstockStory.comExperiencing Jimi Hendrix live at Woodstock in 1969 may have been the most surreal moment anyone could possibly feel after 3 spacey days of living life. I’ve heard some describe it as a strong sense of deja vu. Anyone who has ever experienced The Jimi Hendrix Experience should right now take a moment to remember the grooves coming out these cat’s earthly instruments…for real.”

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The Who Generation will be performing on stage Friday night at the 39th Annual Boogie

The Who Generation

A tribute to The Who, including much of the stage presence and antics of the wild yet talented and influential band. Though we may not completely destroy our instruments on stage, the Who Generation WILL give you the illusion of seeing and hearing one of the greatest rock bands, performing some of the greatest songs ever written! If you’re ready for an exciting and dynamic rock show, get ready for the Who Generation! (On stage Friday night at the 39th Annual Boogie) — “At 5am on Sunday just before the Jefferson Airplane took the Woodstock stage, the rock outfit The Who played their rock opera titled “Tommy”. The story of a deaf, dumb, and blind boy who is cured of his ailments and gains stardom became a legendary performance. Although not an apex performance in the Who’s career, Woodstock helped solidify the band’s place in rock history.”
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The 60s Explosion will be on the main stage Thursday night.

60s Explosion

Let’s go back 50 years to the year 1969.  The theme was peace and love.  The event was Woodstock.   60’s Explosion “A tribute to the bands of Woodstock,” recaptures this epic event for you.  Hear and see the live reincarnations of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Santana, Sly & The Family Stone, and many more of the artists that made Woodstock the greatest concert of all time. (On stage Thursday night at the 39th Annual Boogie)

3 to 1 Grateful Dead tribute will be on the Main Stage Thursday night.

3 to 1

Three To One is a clever collaboration of styles, genres and sounds, playing mostly music from the 60’s and 70’s era. 3 to 1 includes Tom Kiefaber, Jon McKinney and Joe O’Connell, musicians with varied backgrounds who create a unique blend of numerous genres that has generated a loyal following. The reason – you never know what to expect! A popular draw, 3 to 1 can be found locally at the Slippery Noodle Inn,  Ale Emporium, Mousetrap Bar & Grill, Wolfies locations and many other music venues, festivals and events. Three To One will be bringing their Grateful Dead show to the Boogie on Thursday night.

DAY STAGE bands:

Day Stage bands will be posted here.

Past Boogie Performers 

The following national acts have previously performed at the Boogie:

  • 2018: Montgomery Gentry, Henry Lee Summer, Kiss Army, Free Fallin
  • 2017: Great White, Fuel, Marcy Playground, Dishwalla
  • 2016: Lita Ford, Blackberry Smoke, Henry Lee Summer
  • 2015:  Night Ranger, Trick Pony, Jasmine Cain
  • 2014:  Here Come the Mummies, Blackhawk, The Outlaws, Blackjack Billy
  • 2013:  Saliva, Queensryche, John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band
  • 2012:  Buckcherry, Here Come The Mummies
  • 2011:  Black Oak Arkansas, Pat Travers, Ronnie Montrose, Mark Farner, Kyle Turley, Atlanta Rhythm Section
  • 2010:  .38 Special, Gallagher (comedian)
  • 2009:  Heidi Newfield, Eddie Money, Asia featuring John Payne
  • 2008:  Blackfoot, Tony Steven’s Slow Ride (Foghat), Point Blank, Shooting Star, Exile
  • 2007:  Rick Derringer, Quiet Riot, Ricochet, April Wine, Head East
  • 2006:  Ted Nugent, Rare Earth
  • 2005:  Lynyrd Skynyrd, Edgar Winter
  • 2004:  Kenny Wayne Shephard, Pat Travers, Warrant
  • 2003:  Nazareth, Lou Gramm (Foreigner), Brian Howe (Bad Company)
  • 2002:  Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, David Allen Coe, Foghat, Kentucky Headhunters, Southern Rock Allstars
  • 2001:  Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Little River Band
  • 2000:  John Kay & Steppenwolf, Jim Dandy (Black Oak Arkansas), Pat Travers, Brian Howe (Bad Company), Southern Rock Allstars
  • 1999:  Blue Oyster Cult
  • 1998:  Cheap Trick, Marshall Tucker
  • 1997:  Kentucky Headhunters, Three Dog Night
  • 1996:   Jeff Healey Band, .38 Special
  • 1995:  Kentucky Headhunters, David Allen Coe, Pat Travers
  • 1994:  John Kay & Steppenwolf, Blackfoot
  • 1993:  Molly Hatchet, Jim Dandy’s Black Oak Arkansas
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