Peace of Woodstock

Woodstock was a three-day celebration of peace and music at Max Yasgur’s farm in Bethel, N.Y., that became one of the most profound events in the history of music. The lineup of performers featured rock and roll icons such as Janis Joplin, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Joe Cocker, Joan Baez, and Crosby, Stills and Nash.

South Florida State College (SFSC) Performing Arts presents Peace of Woodstock, a musical tribute, for two performances on Thursday, Jan. 4 at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., in the 1,460-seat Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts in Avon Park, Fla.

“From the opening acoustic act of Ritchie Havens to the explosive, electric sounds of Jimi Hendrix, this concert promises a journey back in time,” said Cindy Garren, SFSC director of cultural programs. “The music will definitely bring back memories of peace, love and flower power.”

Peace of Woodstock will include the music that defined a generation by Ritchie Havens, Arlo Guthrie, Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe McDonald, The Who, and more.

All seats for Peace of Woodstock are $12. Tickets and information are available online at sfscarts.org and at the SFSC Box Office, which is located on the Highlands Campus, at 600 West College Drive in Avon Park.

“Where can you go to hear a top-notch concert in a top-notch venue for only $12?” Garren said.

The Goodtime Tuesdays Matinee Series begins Jan. 9 at 1:30 p.m. with Phil Dirt and The Dozers. The 10-show series features comedy, Broadway, bluegrass, folk and easy listening music. Tickets begin at $12, and specially priced subscription packages are available.

SFSC presents more than 35 nationally and internationally touring artists at the 1,460-seat Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts and the 250-seat SFSC University Center located on the Highlands Campus at 600 West College Drive in Avon Park. SFSC offers a Matinee Series for adults at leisure, Young People’s Theater Series for school performances, Jazz Series, Trending Now Series of contemporary, family shows, and the popular Artist Series. Group rates and subscriptions are available online and at the SFSC Box Office. Upcoming performances include: the first U.S. national tour of the Broadway production of “Amazing Grace” on Feb. 8; Chubby Checker and Mary Wilson (original Supremes) on Feb. 1; direct from Nashville, Music City Hit-Makers on March 8 and Mark Preston, lead singer of The Lettermen on Feb. 13.