“THE ROAD TO WOODSTOCK” WITH MICHAEL LANG
(LINCOLN, NE) October 31, 2013 – The 1969 Woodstock Festival, a 3-day event of peace and music, is arguably the greatest American music festival of all time. Michael Lang, the mastermind and creative genius who brought the legendary event to life, will be coming to the University of Nebraska—Lincoln to tell his story on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 7:30pm in the Nebraska Union Auditorium. Living in America in the 1960's, Michael Lang will also provide context for what the era meant, and how to benefit today from the spirit of this fabled time in America. Admission is free for UNL students with a valid NCard and is $5 for faculty, staff, and the public.
Michael Lang is also the author of "The Road to Woodstock", a best-seller recounting the creation of Woodstock. His tale includes vast challenges and impossible odds, hippies protesting Vietnam, great music from artists like The Who, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, 400,000 people being groovy, threats from the Governor and National Guard, and the massive post-festival clean up on Yasgur’s farm in upstate New York. Lang was featured prominently in the 1970 Academy Award winning documentary Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music and he is portrayed by actor Jonathan Groff in the Ang Lee film Taking Woodstock, featuring Demetri Martin and Eugene Levy.
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