Monterey Summer of Love Festival-July 27-29

Occasionally I include items in this blog that aren’t happening in the Sonoma Valley, but that I feel would be of interest to SV folks. Since I used to have a music memorabilia store on the plaza, this email caught my eye and I thought of many people who would love to know about it:

Dear Musicians for Peace

The Monterey Summer of Love Festival asked us to head up the
political/activist part of the Monterey Summer of Love Festival. Please let me know if you want to perform on the Musicians for Peace Stage at this event. You won’t get paid but you will will get a two day pass to the festival and get to be a part in this historic event.

We also need one or two more MCs for a 2-3 hour slot.

In peace, Alan

July 27-29 Monterey Summer of Love Festival

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, The Monterey Pop
Festival, the release of the Beatles’s Sergeant Pepper album and the Peace, Love and Flower Power generation. Five of the original acts from the Monterey Pop Festival of 1967 will be performing including The Jefferson Starship, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Big Brother and the Holding Company featuring Cathy Richardson of “Love, Janis” fame, the long-awaited reunion of Moby Grape, the Grateful Dead’s Tom Constanten and It’s a Big, Bad, Beautiful Day with David LaFlamme have all been confirmed. Others who performed in ’67 are being pursued.
Also The Grateful Dead’s Tom Constentan and a special vocal appearance by our own Boudeeka!. More Acts, both Classic and Contemporary to be announced soon!

The Monterey County Fairgrounds on the exact same stage as 1967!
More info at www.sfsummeroflove.com or contact the Festival Director at
director@summer67.com
For media interviews, please contact publicist Denise Dorman at (630)
845-4694 or Denise@writebrainmedia.com

San Francisco-based I.E. Artists Group is presenting the Monterey Summer of Love Festival on the exact same stage as the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, and has secured five of the original acts who performed in ’67:

Festival director Andrew Hernandez is also booking contemporary artists to
attract Generations X and Y, hoping the kids of the ’60s and younger generations
will connect to discuss today’s world issues and help inspire the surging
young activist groups around the World. “The parallels of 1967 and 2007 are
surreal,” says Hernandez. “We have to get today’s youth out from behind their text messaging and Play Stations long enough to create something meaningful and beautiful. We need to get them involved in the struggles of humanity.” Hernandez said the festival will focus mainly on the great music that brought all those groovy kids together and united them in the fight for Peace, Love and Freedom.

The Monterey festival is planning to feature exhibits of ’60s memorabilia,
including arts & crafts, poster art, Ken Kesey’s late ’60s psychedelic bus and
The Moving Wall Vietnam Memorial.

Also confirmed to perform on either the main or tribute stages are world
class tribute bands.

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2 Comments

  1. MARY ANN THEOBALD said,

    February 14, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    Hello!

    I attended the 40th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, The Monterey Pop Festival July 2007. My sister and I were in the front row and we enjoyed ourselves that weekend. I would like to attend the July 2008 festival. Are the dates July 27-29, 2008? Will it be 3 days long instead of the 2 like last summer? Will front row seats be available? I would appreciate hearing from you regarding this matter. Last year I dealt with Andrew Hernandez regarding my tickets, etc. He did a wonderful job with the festival.

    Mary Ann Theobald
    ponder1@hotmail.com

  2. eloheim said,

    February 15, 2008 at 8:03 am

    Hello Mary Ann, I am happy to hear that you had such a great time. I am not involved in the organization of this project, I was just spreading the word. I would suggest that you contact the previous folks and see what they have in store for this year.

    More info at http://www.sfsummeroflove.com or contact the Festival Director at
    director@summer67.com
    For media interviews, please contact publicist Denise Dorman at (630)
    845-4694 or Denise@writebrainmedia.com

    Have fun,
    Veronica


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