Downs Announces Tribute to Woodstock

Written by on February 13, 2019

News Release:

Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel has announced they will be putting on their very own Woodstock Tribute with “BATAVIASTOCK”, taking place on Saturday, July 20th, 2019. The show will consist of 5 tribute bands of artists who played at the original Woodstock Festival and will be headlined by Melanie, who actually performed at Woodstock in 1969.

Other performers include: Green River Revival – A Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute, Abraxas – a Santana and Sly & the Family Stone Tribute, The Who Show – a Who Tribute and Piece of My Heart – a Janis Joplin Tribute.

Concert Headliner Melanie hails from Queens, NY and was one of only 3 women who performed solo at Woodstock in the summer of 1969, playing on the first day of the festival. Known for her hits; Brand New Key, Ruby Tuesday, What Have They Done to My Song Ma, and Lay Down (Candles in the Rain), she continues to perform across the country. She will be joined by her daughter, Layla.

Tickets will be available at beginning at 10am on Thursday, February 14th. Individual pre-sale tickets will be $10 for General Admission while VIP tickets will again be just $15. Concert goers will be able to purchase tickets in the Premium Section directly in front of the stage for $20. Tickets can also be purchased at Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel at the “Lucky Treasures” Gift Shop located in the lobby.

“With the original Woodstock festival celebrating its 50th anniversary, we were inspired to put on an event that showcases tribute acts from that iconic concert,” said Henry Wojtaszek, CEO/President of Batavia Downs Gaming. “We are so pleased to welcome Melanie, who performed at the original Woodstock, to our stage as well.”

Hotel room/ticket packages will be available. Purchase of a hotel room on the night of a concert using the code BS720 includes two VIP tickets to the show while supplies last. Each concert ticket is also redeemable once at Player’s Club in the three days following the concert for $10 Free Play to be used on one of Batavia Downs Gaming’s 800+ gaming machines. Concert is held Rain or Shine. Additional information may be found at under the BataviaStock event.

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