August 18, 2012
This festival is celebrating the 45th anniversary of 4 major music events from 1967. The Monterey Pop Festival, the release of the Beatles’ Sgt. Peppers album, The Doors ‘Light My Fire’ climbing the AM radio charts and the San Francisco Summer of Love sound.
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Ticket price $25.00
San Francisco-based Retro Artists Group, who promoted the successful 40th anniversary in 2007 is again marking another 5 years by presenting the “Monterey Summer of Love Festival 2012 – 45 Years Later” this September 29th. Bands and Psychedelic era icons will perform again this year that performed in 1967 and 2007. Big Brother and the Holding Company, Barry McGuire and John York, It’s a Beautiful Day and the Standells are headlining along with icons from The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service and the Grateful Dead. The event will also feature the return of ‘The Beau Brummels’ with original singer Sal Valentino and ‘The Sopwith Camel’ who’s hit ‘Hello Hello’ was a first from the Love generation bands.
Also performing are a few Tribute acts from the hit stage show “San Francisco’s Summer of Love Revue” including Carlton Poward as ‘Experience Jimi’, ‘Dream a L’il Dream’ as The Mamas and the Papas, ‘The Who’s Next’ as The Who and ‘Spill the Wine’ as Eric Burdon & the Animals. “Experience Jimi’ will re-enact the burning Stratocaster scene from exactly where it happened 45 years ago!
Festival director Andrew Hernandez is also creating a second stage for new music acts from up and down California, “After the 50th anniversary in 2017 we hope to return this festival to its original intention of introducing new, up and coming young artists. It will be sad when most of our music heroes of the 60′s have moved on to the ultimate psychedelic trip in the sky but I think it’s important to honor the intentions of this event for years and years to come.” Hernandez continues, “This magical little arena has survived almost un-touched and looks exactly the same as it did 45 years ago, it’s a great feeling to hear the eclectic 60′s music from that stage again!” Hernandez wants this stage to attract Generations X and Y, hoping the kids of the ’60s and younger generations will connect to discuss today’s world issues and help inspire the surging young activist groups around the World. “The parallels of 1967 and 2012 are surreal,” says Hernandez. “We have got to get today’s youth out from behind their text messaging and Youtube long enough to create something meaningful and beautiful-we need to get them involved in the struggles of humanity.” Hernandez said the festival will focus mainly on the great music that brought all those groovy kids together and united them in the fight for Peace, Love and Freedom as well as exhibits of ’60s memorabilia, arts & crafts vendors and appearances of other 60′s notables.
Charter ‘Magic Bus’ trips are being organized from San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Fresno, Marin/San Rafael, Santa Barbara to make it easy for fans to get to and from the day and night festival. A $75 to $95 pass gets round trip, event tickets and motel room.
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