1st Anniversary Celebration – “Festival” (Film) 8/4/2018


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1st Anniversary Celebration – “Festival” (Film)


8/4/18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm



Point of Contact:

Rebecca Jessop




The Cultural Center at the Opera House , 121 N. Union Ave, Havre de Grace, MD

Event Information:

The film “Festival” depicts the American folk revival of the 1960s through observing the annual Newport Folk Festival between 1963 and 1966. The film is an amazing historical document of a rich cultural moment, setting the stage for the more revolutionary developments of the later 60s and 70s. American genres from gospel to jazz to black spirituals readily intersected at the festival, producing a scene not of “folk music” but as a rich stew of Americana. The big names are all there, including Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul and Mary, Donovan, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan. But unlike the more canonized and better-known 60s festival documentaries like Monterey Pop, Woodstock and Gimme Shelter, Festival presents a relatively diverse and inclusive notion of what would come to be called the “counterculture.” A discount ticket package for all 3 Anniversary events (Festival, Lisa Viggiano & Warren Wolf) is available by clicking HERE.

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