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Featuring the The Music of from the 1969 concert

Al Kooper * Blood, Sweat & Tears * Booker T. & the M.G.s * The Butterfield Blues Band * Canned Heat
Chicago Transit Authority * Creedence Clearwater Revival * Delaney & Bonnie * Grand Funk Railroad
Janis Joplin * Joe Cocker * Johnny Rivers *
Johnny Winter * Led Zeppelin * Pacific Gas & Electric
* Spirit * The Staple Singers * Sweetwater *
Tommy James and the Shondells *
Grateful Dead

Featuring the The Music of from the 1970 concert
The Allman Brothers Band * B.B. King * Bob Seger System * Cactus * Chambers Brothers * Grand Funk Railroad * It's a Beautiful Day * Jimi Hendrix *
John Sebastian * Johnny Winter * Mott the Hoople
Mountain * Poco * Procol Harum * Rare Earth *
Richie Havens * Spirit * Ten Years After *
Terry Reid

Main Stage

700-730  G Inglisis, J Fishoff,  E Schiff and Friends 

The FlashBack 4


 B Side Bandits

Dead Man's Ghost (Grateful Dead)

1140-1210 Dragonfly (Hendrix)

1230-100  Dirty Earnie

Acoustic Stage

730-750 Garry Inglisis

820-840 Richie BORAH

930-950 Roger Silverberg

1030-1050 Call Raffles

1120-1140 The Septemberists 

1210-1230 The Septemberists

About the Atlanta Pop Festivals
of 1969 and 1970

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The first Atlanta International Pop Festival was a rock festival held at the Atlanta International Raceway in Hampton, Georgia, twenty miles south of Atlanta, on the July Fourth (Friday) weekend, 1969, more than a month before Woodstock. Crowd estimates ranged from the high tens of thousands to as high as 150,000.  With temperatures nearing a hundred degrees, local fire departments used fire hoses to create "sprinklers" for the crowd to play in and cool off. It was a peaceful, energetic, hot and loud festival with few (if any) problems other than heat related. Concession stands were woefully inadequate. Attendees frequently stood in line for an hour to get a soft drink.

The second Atlanta International Pop Festival was a rock festival held in a soybean field adjacent to the Middle Georgia Raceway in Byron, Georgia, from July 3-5, 1970, although it did not finish until near dawn on the 6th.[1] It was the only successor to the first Atlanta Pop Festival, which had been held the previous summer near Hampton, Georgia. The event was promoted by Alex Cooley, who had helped organize the '69 Atlanta festival as well as the Texas International Pop Festival.

Like 1969's Woodstock festival, the event was promoted as "three days of peace, love and music." Tickets for the festival were priced at $14. Also like Woodstock, it became a free event when the promoters threw open the gates after large crowds outside chanting "Free, free, free. Music belongs to the people" threatened to overwhelm even the biker security crew the promoters had hired Crowd estimates for the festival varied widely at the time, and still do, ranging from 200,000 to 600,000.



Public Service Announcement : Retrofest  37

On Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 7:00pm – 1:00am, Retrofest 37 will be a concert in Tribute to the Atlanta Pop Music Festivals of 1969 and  1970, benefiting the The Richard M. Brodsky Foundation. The fund-raiser will take place at the  Backstage Lounge at 948 Broadway, Woodmere, New York 11598. 13 Bands will be covering the music of The Butterfield Blues Band, Canned Heat, Chicago,  Creedence Clearwater Revival,  Grand Funk Railroad Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker,  Led Zeppelin, Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, B.B. King,  Bob Seger, Jimi Hendrix Rare Earth, Richie Havens,  Spirit,  Ten Years After, Terry Reid and all the other bands that performed at the Atlanta Pop Music Festivals.

All net proceeds will benefit the The Richard M. Brodsky Foundation. It exists to raise money for an AIDS cure or vaccine, research, to benefit those already living with HIV/AIDS, and to benefit those with brain cancer. The Richard M. Brodsky's Foundation’s goal is to raise America’s awareness that AIDS is an epidemic that has affected the lives of millions of people globally, especially in Third World countries. The Richard M. Brodsky Foundation is based in New York and was founded by Richard M. Brodsky, an HIV/AIDS and brain cancer survivor. 

For additional information on Retrofest 37, please visit   www.retrofestivals.org and http://richardmbrodsky.org/

Special thanks to Andrew Smith andrew.evan.smith@gmail.com for his design of the event poster.





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