The lineup for the 2021 Season of the Woodstock Summer Concert Series has been finalized by City of Woodstock officials. There will be five concerts in this year’s series which begins in June and ends in September. The May concert was rescheduled at the request of the artist.
The 2021 season opens at Northside Hospital-Cherokee Amphitheater on Saturday, June 12th when The Black Jacket Symphony will recreate 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.
On Friday, July 9th, Woodstock will welcome The Ultimate Queen Celebration starring 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 in the movie. 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.
On Saturday, August 14th, Steep Canyon Rangers will perform. These Grammy winners from Asheville, North Carolina are frequent collaborators of the renowned banjoist (and occasional comedian) Steve Martin. While it’s not likely Steve Martin will be with them in Downtown Woodstock, these perennial bluegrass Billboard chart-toppers will be a hit either way.
Singer-songwriter Christopher Cross takes the stage on Saturday, September 18th. Cross won five Grammy Awards with his self-titled debut album including Album of the Year and Song of the Year for the single “Sailing” as well as Best New Artist. He later won an Oscar for Best Original Song “Arthur’s Theme.” Now more than thirty years into his career, Cross has released a new album, Take Me As I Am, that evokes the artistry of mentors like Joni Mitchell.
On Saturday, September 25th, Rumours will take Woodstock by storm with their authentic recreation of a live Fleetwood Mac show. Rumours will make you believe in miracles and the way of magic once again.
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. Information regarding COVID related restrictions for the concert series will be released at a later date.
The Woodstock Summer Concert Series is presented by 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.