1969 is this Saturday, and we absolutely can’t wait. In honor of the most iconic music festival of all time, Myriad Gardens and OkSessions are bringing to life the spirit and splendor of Woodstock 1969 though a 3-day celebration in the heart of OKC.
- Thursday, August 15th – Full Moon Bike Ride. Wear your hippie outfit!
- Friday, August 16th – Movie on the lawn: Woodstock Documentary
- Saturday, August 17th – 1969: A live music show produced by OkSessions in partnership with Myriad Gardens.
Myriad Gardens’ 3-day celebration will culminate with a huge live concert on the Great Lawn Saturday night, August 17th. OkSessions is producing the show and will feature some OKC’s top artists from various genres to bring to life the music that defined an era. Come experience the music that brought over half a million people together in Bethel, NY 50 years ago.
The concert is free to the public, we invite everyone to join us on the lawn at 6pm, and the show will begin at 7. Don’t forget to check out the Full Moon Bike Ride on August 15th and come Myriad Gardens August 16th to watch the Woodstock Documentary on the lawn.
Check out what local news outlets have to say about the upcoming music experience.
The Oklahoma Gazette just did an article about 1969 and interviewed OkSessions’ own Christian Pearson, 1969 performer KALO, 1969 performer Chanda Graham, and Leslie Spears, the director of public relations and marketing for Myriad Gardens.
“We know the significance of Woodstock. It was the concert festival of festivals, and the music was so fantastic. Myriad Gardens just wanted to try and recapture some of the moments from that concert 50 years ago.”Leslie Spears
“You can hear how even local artists here are influenced by a lot of the music that came out during that time, and that’s why we have a cast of all local artists — to show that we are, in fact, tied to that legacy. We ended up with a very diverse mix of artists who are going to perform this music extremely well.”Christian Pearson
“I’m expecting a very energetic show. Since we don’t know each other very much, there will be a lot of unexpected music, which is always great. The saying in America is, ‘You get lemons, you make lemonade,’ right? So we’re going to try to do that if things are going to go off. I’m not planning on that, but I’ll tell you this very simply: If the stage is not wild, it’s not good.”Kalo
“I think what was really cool about it is it ended up being a four-day thing that had up to 400,000 people at one point,” Graham said. “One of the most amazing things to me is there wasn’t a bunch of nonsense. … It seemed to fulfill a promise of being that weekend of peace and music, and I think you don’t really see much of that today. … I don’t know if it was the power of the weed they were smoking or the music or whatever, but everybody was able to just enjoy the situation and not be bothered by the outside mess.”Chanda Graham
While you’re at it, check out our blog post all about what to expect at 1969, which you can find below!
We hope to see you out there on Aug 17 celebrating love, peace, and music with us!