The Woodstock Summer Concert Series will kick off on July 31, with the Ultimate Queen Celebration, starring Marc Martel. The concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Northside Hospital Cherokee Amphitheater.
The July 11 concert in the series has been canceled. Artist Christopher Cross was scheduled to perform that evening in Woodstock. Cross recently postponed the start of his 40th anniversary tour and canceled all scheduled tour dates due to complications following his diagnosis of COVID-19.
“We are hoping to schedule Christopher Cross for one of the dates of the 2021 Woodstock Summer Concert Series,” City Manager Jeff Moon said. “A lot of people were looking forward to seeing Christopher Cross perform in Woodstock. We wish him well with his continued recovery.”
There are a few updates to concert series rules this year. No plastic sheets, blankets, towels or tarps will be allowed. All tables are prohibited this year. Chairs will not be allowed in the park until after 6 a.m. on the day before the concert.
The series is a free event 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 event is rain or shine.
There are food and beverage vendors on site and dozens of great restaurants within steps of the amphitheater, but attendees may bring small coolers of food and drinks. There is a children’s area 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, at City Center, and in smaller public parking lots and on-street parking in downtown Woodstock. 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 details on Woodstock Summer Concert Series, including sponsorship information, go to woodstockconcertseries.com.
The 2020 Schedule
The Ultimate Queen Celebration starring Marc Martel, takes the stage. Martel played an unseen role in the 2018 biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody.” 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 with 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.
The Black Jacket Symphony will re-create the classic album “Hotel California” live in its entirety — note for note, sound for sound — plus a full set of hits from the Eagles. Over the past
decade, the Black Jacket Symphony has performed
more than 35 classic rock albums.
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.