Woodstock Tribute Concert
American Pie, featuring Pat and Donna Surface, will perform at State Street Theater Co. with their “Tribute To The 50th Anniversary of Woodstock” on Friday, June 28, starting at 7:30 P.M. The concert will take place on stage at the historic State Street Theater at 1 N. State Street, New Ulm, MN.
This show is not a tribute to just one artist; it is a tribute to many—a celebration of the timeless music and beloved artists of the 60s that played at Woodstock 1969. American Pie will blast you back to August, 1969 with songs, stories, and dynamic video that vividly bring that historic event and tumultuous era back in focus.
"We are very excited about this show," Donna Surface says. "I worked for Michael Lang, the producer of Woodstock, in New York City, and experienced first-hand the spectacle of Woodstock from behind the scenes. I met many of the rock stars that performed at Woodstock, and was deeply immersed in the culture and the music of that era. This show is not just about the music, but the back-stories of what became a phenomenon that could never be duplicated. There are so many cool stories in the show. One of my favorites is that Jimi Hendrix wasn't Michael's first choice to close the festival. Roy Rogers, ‘The Singing Cowboy,’ was. He loved Roy Rogers. Michael had this image of Roy Rogers galloping up on Trigger, hopping on the stage, and singing 'Happy Trails' to thousands of hippies. It didn't happen because Roy Rogers' manager thought Woodstock would be a waste of time."
Advance tickets are $12.50 and can be purchased at the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce, New Ulm Hy-Vee, and online at statestreetNEWULM.org. Tickets will also be available the day of the concert at the door for $15. Doors will open at 6:45 P.M.