Backstage at Bethel Woods

Our signature fundraising event featuring cocktails behind-the-scenes, a dinner on the Pavilion stage, and live music by Richard Marx
pavilion stage at bethel woods
pavilion stage at bethel woods
  • August 5th 2023 5:07 - 10:00 PM
  • Pavilion
  • $500 Per Person.

The world saw how life changing a single moment could be when Richie Havens took the stage at 5:07PM and opened the greatest festival of all time.

Today, this spirit of Woodstock reverberates throughout our historic grounds and we use this legacy to continue to create experiences that inspire a generation and transform lives.

You’ve sat in the audience enjoying the best names in music and now we’re giving you the spotlight.

During Backstage at Bethel Woods, enjoy a behind-the-scenes cocktail reception in the artist wing, dinner on the Pavilion stage, a lively auction, and a musical performance by Richard Marx, all while benefitting our nonprofit organization.

Your support will help sustain arts education programs, expand historic preservation efforts, and build capacity for new initiatives for our next generation of emerging artists.



+ 5:07 PM: Cocktail Reception

+ 6:30 PM: Seated Dinner on the Pavilion Stage

+ 8:00 PM: Live Auction

+ 9:00 PM: Live Musical Performance by Richard Marx

+ 10:00 PM: Auction Check Out & Event End


+ Tickets are $500, which includes dinner, drinks, entertainment, and access to the live auction.  

+ Tables of 8 or 10 can be reserved.  

+ NEW! Premium Table of 10: Join us center stage! Enjoy a great view of the performances, a welcome gift at each place setting, and two (2) bottles of wine for the table. Space is limited.

+ Upon check in you will receive a backstage pass which will grant you full access to dinner, drinks, entertainment, and live auction.  All tickets must be paid in advance of the event. Please reach out to with any questions.


RSVP by July 5. We look forward to seeing you there!


Prepare For Your Visit:


    Please enter through Gate 5, located on Hurd Road south of the Museum circle and entrance. Once you have entered through the gate, drive down until you see a parking lot to your right. Upon entry to this lot, a vehicle will escort you to the backstage area. 


    Cocktail attire is suggested, but above all we want you to be comfortable.  The venue is both indoors and outdoors, so consider layers and dress according to the weather.  The event will be held rain or shine.


Other Backstage Questions

  • I want to support the event. How do I do that?

    Thank you!  We have a variety of underwriting opportunities and pre-event donation options.

    • Please click here for more information or contact Megan to discuss an underwriting opportunity for this event. 
    • If you would like to make a one-time donation (thank you!), please click here.
    • In addition, we will be hosting a live auction and there will be multiple giving opportunities at the event.

  • What if I can't make it to the event?

    We'll miss you! Be on the lookout for the launch of our virtual silent auction during the month of October.  One-of-a-kind collectibles, unique experiences and celebrity autographed items will be featured.