Full slate of artists ready to take the stage in downtown Woodstock.
The lineup for the 2021 season of the Woodstock Summer Concert Series has been finalized by city officials. There will be five concerts in the June-September series, which takes place at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Amphitheater. The May concert was rescheduled at the request of the artist.
The Black Jacket Symphony will re-create Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ classic album “Damn the Torpedoes” live in its entirety — note for note, sound for sound. The group of hand-picked musicians changes, based on the album being performed, and no sonic detail is overlooked.
The Ultimate Queen Celebration stars Marc Martel, who played an unseen role in the 2018 biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Martel contributed vocal recordings that were used alongside Queen master tapes of Freddie Mercury for actor Rami Malek’s singing scenes. The Ultimate Queen Celebration is an explosive, attention-commanding tribute, where some of the most iconic rock anthems of all time collide with a theatrical, eye-popping performance.
Steep Canyon Rangers. These Grammy winners from Asheville, North Carolina, are frequent collaborators of the renowned banjoist (and occasional comedian) Steve Martin. While it’s not likely Martin will be with them in downtown Woodstock, these perennial bluegrass Billboard chart-toppers will be a hit either way.
Singer-songwriter Christopher Cross won five Grammy Awards with his self-titled debut album, including Album of the Year; Song of the Year for the single “Sailing”; and Best New Artist. He later won an Oscar for Best Original Song with “Arthur’s Theme.” Now, more than 30 years into his career, Cross has released a new album, “Take Me As I Am,” which evokes the artistry of his mentors, like Joni Mitchell.
Rumours will take Woodstock by storm, with their authentic re-creation of a live Fleetwood Mac show. Rumours will make you believe in miracles and the way of magic once again.
The following updates will be enforced for this season: No plastic sheets, blankets, towels or tarps will be allowed. Tables are prohibited. Information regarding COVID-19-related restrictions will be released at a later date.
The Woodstock Summer Concert Series is presented by the city of Woodstock, Carriage Kia Woodstock, and Woodstock Parks and Recreation. Opening acts begin at 7:30 p.m. and headliners take the stage at 8:30 p.m. The events take place rain or shine.
Food and beverage vendors will be on-site; attendees may bring small coolers of food and drinks. A children’s area will be set up near the gazebo in the upper level of the park, with face painting, balloon animals and inflatables.
Public parking is available at Chattahoochee Technical College, City Center, and in smaller public parking lots, as well as on-street parking downtown. Free shuttles run before and after each concert, beginning at 5 p.m. and ending at 11:45 p.m. from three locations: Northside Cherokee/Towne Lake, Woodstock City Church and Little River Elementary School.
For full details, including sponsorship information, visit woodstockconcertseries.com.
– Stacy Brown is the marketing and communications manager for the city of Woodstock. She can be reached at 770-592-6056 or firstname.lastname@example.org.