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RETROFEST 32
 PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE 1970 ISLE OF WIGHT MUSIC FESTIVAL

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Main Stage: Allan Spielman

Acoustic Stage: Joanne Jbird Philips

 

 

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RETROFEST 32, PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE 1970 ISLE OF WIGHT MUSIC FESTIVAL'S 42th ANNIVERSARY, TO BENIFIT THE VICTIMS OF HURRICANE SANDY FROM THE OCEANSIDE, ISLAND PARK AND LONG BEACH COMMUNITIES

ABOUT OUR HEADLINER: 

Singer/Songwriter Ed Kaercher has performed with and opened for Richie Havens, Eric Andersen, Tom Paxton, Donovan, John Prine, Paul Butterfield, Jorma Kaukonen, and toured for a year with The Band. Ed toured with Rick Danko for 13 years and is the co-writer of “Change Is Good.” The 2009 release of two of Ed's songs on Hallvard T. Bjorgum & Friends “Peace Will Come,” (Ed’s vocals are backed up by Lisa Fisher and Blondie Chaplin on the tracks), and the release of his own CD, “The Norway Sessions,” featuring 9 original songs. mark Ed Kaercher's return to his musical roots as a writer and performer.

Sponsored in part by MB Carting and Maura Bros. Landscaping Co.

Organized by Allan Spielman of Retrofestival.Org Retrofest 32 will celebrate the 42th anniversary of the famous 1970 concert that was known as one of the largest Pop Festivals. The 1970 Isle of Wight Festival was held between 26 and 31 August 1970 at East Afton Farm an area on the western side of the Isle of Wight. It was the last of three consecutive music festivals to take place on the island between 1968 and 1970 and widely acknowledged as the largest musical event of its time, greater than the attendance of Woodstock. Although estimates vary, the Guinness Book of Records estimated 600,000, possibly 700,000 people attended.odstock 1969.

The show will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 7:30pm – 1:30am at Whoville Bar and Grill 339 Broadway Bethpage NY             516-931-9296       . $10 donation at the door. Every dollar raised will benefit the victims of hurricane Sandy from the hard hit communities of Oceanside, Island Park and Long Beach through the efforts of the Oceanside Rotary club. 

In addition to the $10 donation, we are collecting NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS as well as  blankets, pillows, coats, hand warmers, gloves, feminine products, baby formula, diapers, cleaning supplies and cleaning masks and gloves. Of course any items are accepted and needed! 

Donation checks should be made out to The Oceanside Rotary Club who will be distributing the money as well as the donated goods.

Retrofest is an ongoing grassroots effort that recreates famous festivals of the late 60s through early 70s. Whenever possible, the concert will follow the order and instrumentation from the original experience, including covers of Hendrix, Chicago, The Doors, The Who, Miles Davis, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Jethro Tull, Sly & the Family Stone, Ten Years After, Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Free. 
More info about the original concert at 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_Wight_Festival_1970

For additional information on Retrofest 32 or Whoville , please visit www.retrofestival.org
 or www.whovillebarandgrill.com/
Contact:
Allan Spielman
Retrofest
            917-583-2505      
www.retrofestival.org
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