Horizon Stage

A showcase for up-and-coming artists.

Horizon Stage

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This pop-up stage, located just beyond the main gates, serves as a place for emerging artists from a variety of mediums to display their talents prior to Pavilion concerts. Access to the Horizon Stage performances is included with Pavilion concert admission and typically start 90 minutes before show time, running for one hour.

“Not every performer at Woodstock was a household name in 1969,” said Eric Frances, CEO of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. “Having the opportunity to play the festival launched the careers of many musicians. It’s in our DNA to support the next generation of artists, and what better way to get eyes and ears on talent than giving them a stage with thousands of people passing by.”


May 28: The Heartstrings Project | Indie folk band based out of the Hudson Valley

June 4 & August 13: Claudia Hoyser | Country music singer-songwriter 

June 5: Pearl River School of Irish Music School offering lessons on fiddle/flute/tin whistle/accordion/accompaniment keys/banjo /concertina and NiEW guitar/singing

June 17: Comedy Showcase by Chip Ambrogio featuring Joe Alfano, Mike Agunbiade, J August, Sam Cerami, and John Grier

June 23 & August 7: Patrick James Band | Music producer and songwriter 

July 1 & 23: Guerilla Toss | Art rock band based out of New York City 

July 2: The Bergkamp Brothers | A rock/folk band based out of Woodstock, NY. One brother, Colin, also is a Bethel Woods Teaching Artists

July 3: Kudu Stooge | A four piece rock group from Brooklyn, NY

July 5: Kali Seastrand | Singer and songwriter from Sullivan County and Bethel Woods Teaching Artist

July 8: Beach Tower | Indie rock band based out of Fredonia, NY

July 14: Spunday Mourning | Alternative rock-and-roll band from Barryville, NY

July 19 & August 19: Sara Milonovich & Daisycutter | Northeast alt-country with fiddle-fueled indie roots

July 20: Couch | A Boston-based septet reshaping familiar pop tropes in fresh way

July 22: Muscle Tough | A futuristic funk fusion trio based out of Philadelphia

July 24: Tayla Rees | Pop music singer 

July 30 & August 21: A Girl Named Genny | Influences draw from jazz-roots music, to bluegrass-folk genres, and even rock and roll to push label of Americana band

August 4: Chris Raabe BandGuitarist drawing influence from soul, rock, and blues to deliver emotional and colorful performances

August 14: Jessica Lynn | Jessica’s powerful voice and fierce stage presence showcase the multi-faceted singer/songwriter’s instrumental talents playing piano, guitar, harmonica, and the drums.

August 20: The Electric Chords | Modern power trio with a soulful, energizing sound that is as original as it is classic. 

September 3: Aidan Canfield Band | Playing relatable music with heartfelt lyrics