Site of Woodstock Added to National Register of Historic Places
As we get ready for the Taste of Country Music Festival this weekend, the site of music's most legendary festival is getting some recognition.
The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, which is the site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, according to NYUP.com.
I am actually surprised this has taken this long to get added to the registry. Woodstock was a truly unique, and at the time a record setting event. It was the largest concert ever at the time with over 400,000 attendees. There were other music festivals at the time, but I feel like this is the festival that started all festivals!
Think of all the cool fests we have today: Taste of Country, CMA Music Fest and so many others. The list goes on and on, and Woodstock is the ultimate festival that started them all. It's a legendary event, and a legendary site. About time it got added to the Registry!
And even though Hunter Mountain is a little north of Yasgur's old farm, I think you'll feel that same communal spirit of enjoying music with a huge group of people if you rare going to the Taste of Country Music Festival this weekend!