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Exclusive for concert ticket holders, guests will be able to access the upper campus Friday, August 16 – Sunday, August 18 for the day(s) they have a purchased concert ticket for. Pre-show festivities will consist of live music, food trucks, craft vendors, adult-art making, games, and more. Please click here for more information.
About the Show:
2019 marks the 30th Anniversary of Ringo and his All Starr Band, who played their first show on July 23, 1989 at the Park Central Amphitheatre in Dallas, Texas. The 2019 All Starr Band feature Steve Lukather (Toto), Colin Hay (Men at Work), Gregg Rolie (Santana/Journey), Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette and the return of All Starr alum Hamish Stuart (Average White Band). For one night only, Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band will be joined by special guests and Woodstock alumni, The Edgar Winter Band and Blood, Sweat & Tears who are returning to the historic site as part of Bethel Woods Season of Song & Celebration Anniversary Weekend on Friday, August 16.
“My dream has always been, and still is, to play great music with great musicians - and I’ve been blessed to have so many incredible ones in my All Starr Bands,” Ringo reflected. “We can’t wait to get out there and share the joy with you – every show is always such a wonderful Peace & Love fest between us and our audiences.”
About Ringo Starr:
Born Richard Starkey on July 7, 1940, Sir Ringo Starr knew “at a very young age” what he wanted to do. Since beginning his career with The Beatles in the 1960s, Ringo has been one of the world's brightest musical luminaries. He has enjoyed a successful, dynamic solo career as a drummer, singer, songwriter, collaborator and producer. He is a longtime advocate for humanitarian and environmental causes.
Throughout his career he has received nine GRAMMY® Awards, and has twice been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- first as a Beatle and then as solo artist. Between 1970 and 2017, Ringo has released 19 solo studio records. He has acted in over 15 films, received an Academy Award®, and has been nominated as an actor for an Emmy®. Ringo has published four books, his most recent, Another Day in the Life was released in November 2018. In March 2018 Ringo was knighted by Prince William, having been selected for the honor by Queen Elizabeth II for knighthood for his music and charity work.
For all his many creative successes, Ringo is and always will be first and foremost a musician, a drummer. Peace and love are his life’s rhythm and melody, and he propels this universal message in everything he does: his evocative artwork, his enthused live performances, his legendary songs, all imbued with the joy, reflection, and wisdom of the music icon the world knows and loves simply as “Ringo.”
To learn more about Ringo Starr, please click here.
About Edgar Winter:
Edgar Holland Winter is an American rock and blues musician. He is known for being a multi-instrumentalist — keyboardist, guitarist, saxophonist and percussionist — as well as a singer.
Edgar's immediate impact on the record business with his first record, Entrance, was followed up with two hit albums with his band White Trash, and he topped that success with The Edgar Winter Group, creating the number one hit "Frankenstein" as well as the ever-popular "Free Ride". The album They Only Come Out At Night peaked at number 3 on the Billboard charts and stayed on the chart for 80 weeks; on it's way to double platinum.
Edgar invented the keyboard body strap, an innovation that allows him the freedom to move around the stage during his high-energy multi-instrument performances. His live appearances have occurred around the world, and Edgar is known for his own scintillating shows, as well as his riveting collaborations with the likes of Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band.
Edgar's music can be heard in no fewer than fifteen film and television projects, including The Simpsons, Wayne's World, Air America, Wag The Dog, Encino Man and My Cousin Vinny, as well as advertising campaigns such as Miller Highlife, and most recently the Tupac Resurrection film, which includes his powerful song "Runnin' (Dying To Live)", which charted #5 on the R&B/Hip Hop Charts. Produced by Eminem, the song was part of a soundtrack album that was number one for eight weeks. His live TV appearances include David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel.
Edgar is a musician at the top of his game, and he's proved he can do it all.
To learn more about Edgar Winter Band, please click here.
About Blood, Sweat & Tears:
No one can argue they invented a new style of music. Blood, Sweat & Tears is not the first band to ever use a horn section, but they are the first to fuse it with rock, jazz and some blues thrown in for good measure.
From the first ensemble in the late sixties practicing in a loft on Bleeker Street in New York’s Greenwich Village and having crowds clapping on the street below between songs, founding member and drummer Bobby Colomby knew they were on the right course. Since then, the band hasn’t stopped touring - for over 50 years!
The first Blood, Sweat & Tears album, Child is Father to the Man, was released to little fan fair. After band member changes, the second album self-titled, Blood Sweat & Tears was a success, rising to the top of the charts for 7 weeks and yielding 3 top 5 singles. The album received the prestigious Grammy award for “Album of the Year” in 1970. That album went on to earn quadruple Platinum status with sales of over 4 million units.
Blood, Sweat & Tears went on to receive 10 Grammy nominations winning 3, among many other awards.
Blood, Sweat & Tears has had many configurations over its 50 plus years of touring. BS&T is NOT a tribute band, far from it. Considered the first All Star Band before changing band members was common, but one thing for sure is that the music is timeless and fans are never disappointed. BS&T tours with the greatest musicians available, stars in their own right (most coming off major tours with other artists). BS&T still headlines jazz festivals all over the world and only performs about 60 shows a year so it’s a rare treat to see them live.
To learn more about Blood, Sweat & Tears, please click here.
Disclaimer: All dates, acts, times & ticket prices are subject to change at anytime without notice.