Stanley hosts Woodstock Tribute Aug. 9

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The Central New York All-Stars will perform at The Stanley Theater in Utica at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 as a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival.

General admission seating is $25. Members of The Stanley can purchase tickets at $20, offer only available at the box office. Additional service charges may apply.

To purchase tickets, come down to The Stanley Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or call 315-724-4000. Tickets are also available online at Ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit TheStanley.org.

The Woodstock festival of 1969 celebrates its 50th anniversary this summer and The Stanley Theater in Utica has a special concert planned to showcase the music of Woodstock, performed by local singers and musicians in The Central New York All-Stars.

More than 25 members of the local music scene will take turns performing some of the biggest songs by the original artists that were at the Woodstock music festival. Included will be tributes to The Who, Santana, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, The Band, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Joe Cocker, Mountain and more.

The Central New York All-Stars have appeared at the Stanley Theater three times previously as the opening band for Joey Molland of Badfinger/British Invasion Tribute, Savoy Brown/Blues-Rock Tribute and recently with Rael — The Music of Genesis, performing a Progressive Rock tribute set.

It’s an evolving group of local musicians that take turns singing and performing the different songs on the night’s schedule.

The Woodstock tribute show will solely feature the Central New York All Stars, including members from such bands as The Justice McBride Band, Simple Props, The Bomb, Last Left, Soul Injection, Two of Us, Nineball, Thunderwatt and more. The concert is being produced by Jerry Kraus along with music director Mark Sisti.

The audience will be encouraged to dress in their Woodstock apparel and get into the spirit of “Peace and Music,” just like the original festival. Proceeds will benefit The Stanley Theater.

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