(AUGUST 5, 2020): For seven days starting on Monday, August 10, Philadelphia public radio station WXPN will broadcast Woodstock Week: Back to the Garden Again, featuring all 33 music sets from the legendary Woodstock music festival.
Starting with the XPN Morning Show on Monday, August 10, listeners to WXPN on-air and online can enjoy these historic performances interspersed throughout the day and evening through Sunday, August 16. XPN Woodstock Week will take place 51 years following the August 15-18, 1969 dates of the Woodstock Music & Arts Festival (now known simply as Woodstock).
In August 2019, WXPN exclusively replayed every moment from the four-day Woodstock festival in commemoration of its 50th anniversary. Listeners from across the globe tuned in and WXPN’s special broadcast was picked as a “Who Won the Week?” winner on MSNBC.
“Our four-day broadcast last year was a unique, one-time opportunity to bring the entire Woodstock festival to WXPN listeners in celebration of its 50th anniversary,” said WXPN Associate General Manager for Programming Bruce Warren. “This year, we’re looking forward to hearing the full music sets performed by all 33 Woodstock artists – from Joan Baez to Johnny Winter – that will really highlight what the music meant at that special point in music history.”
Listen to XPN Woodstock Week at 88.5 FM in Philadelphia. Click here to find WXPN in Lehigh Valley, North Jersey/Poconos and Central PA. For all the ways to listen to WXPN, visit https://xpn.org/about-
WOODSTOCK WEEK PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE (all times Eastern)
Monday, Aug. 10
9 AM: Richie Havens
11 AM: Joan Baez
12:55 PM: Tim Hardin
4 PM: Santana
8 PM: Grateful Dead
9:20 PM: Canned Heat
Tuesday, Aug. 11
8:30 AM: Janis Joplin
12 PM: The Band
1:30 PM: John Sebastian
4:30 PM: The Who
10 PM: Ravi Shankar
Wednesday, Aug. 12
7 AM: Melanie
12 PM: Arlo Guthrie
6 PM: Creedence Clearwater Revival
8 PM: The Butterfield Blues Band
9:15 PM: The Incredible String Band
Thursday, Aug. 13
8:45 AM: CSNY (Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young)
11 AM: Blood Sweat & Tears
12:30 PM: Mountain
4:30 PM: Johnny Winter
10 PM: Bert Sommer
Friday, Aug. 14
6 AM: Jefferson Airplane
12 PM: Joe Cocker
6 PM: Sly & the Family Stone
Saturday, Aug. 15
10 AM – 5 PM:
Swami / Sha Na Na
Country Joe McDonald
Keef Hartley Band
Country Joe & The Fish
Ten Years After
Sunday, Aug. 16
1-3 PM: Jimi Hendrix
Additional Woodstock-related features throughout the week include:
- An interview with XPN Sleepy Hollow host Chuck Elliot about what it was like to attend the first Woodstock will air on the XPN Local Show on Tuesday, August 11 at 8 PM.
- A “Highs in the 60s” musical focus in the 6 PM hour from Monday through Thursday, August 10 – 13.
- Music from Woodstock 94 & 99 on Friday’s “What’s the Frequency” with John Vettese on Friday, August 14.
- A new on-demand online interview with Andy Zax, American music historian who in 2019 released Woodstock – Back to the Garden: The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive, a Grammy-nominated] 38-disc, 36 hour boxed set containing a near complete reconstruction of Woodstock.
All information about WXPN’s Woodstock Week can be found at
To listen via WXPN in Lehigh Valley, North Jersey/Poconos and Central PA, visit https://xpn.org/about-
WXPN, the nationally recognized leader in Triple A radio and the premier guide for discovering new and significant artists in rock, blues, roots and folk, is the non-commercial, member-supported, public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania. WXPN produces World Cafe, public radio’s most popular program of popular music that is distributed by NPR to more than 200 U.S. radio stations, and the Peabody Award-winning Kids Corner. WXPN serves the greater Philadelphia area at 88.5 FM, the Lehigh Valley at 104.9 FM, Worton/Baltimore at 90.5 FM, Lancaster/York at 88.7 FM, Harrisburg at 99.7 FM, North Jersey/Poconos at 91.9 FM, and the world via online streaming at www.XPN.org. The WXPN app brings all of WXPN to any mobile device. WXPN produces XPoNential Radio on XPN2 as its secondary radio channel in HD, also available online. www.xpn.org.
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