It's the Return of #XPNStock: Go back to the garden, again, with Woodstock Week - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Last summer, WXPN celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music & Arts Fair with a four-day broadcast of every set at the legendary music festival, and it had music fans talking the world around.

Next week, we’re once again celebrating Woodstock on XPN with a full week of live music recorded 51 years ago on Max Yasgur’s farm.

Woodstock Week: Back To The Garden Again will begin with the XPN Morning Show on Monday, August 10th with a set at 9 a.m. from Richie Havens, and will air performances — and stage announcements! — through Sunday, August 16th,,ending with Jimi Hendrix at 1 p.m. 

The big difference this year is timing: while last year’s #XPNStock presented every set on the day and time that it happened, recreating the festival experience as closely as possible, that meant some performances like Sly and the Family Stone and The Who aired at 3 and 4 in the morning. This year we’re spreading the festival out and broadcasting each set will air during regular hours, with no performance airing earlier than 6 a.m. and none later than 10 p.m.; certain specialty shows, such as Sound Opinions and the Grateful Dead Hour, will be pre-empted.

Additionally, we’ll have some special #XPNStock Extras:

Eric Schuman recorded a new interview with archivist Andy Zax, who produced the complete Woodstock box set that was released for last year’s anniversary. Additionally, Zax has recorded new introductions with historical tidbits about select sets you’ll hear on air all week.

Our WXPN family has one person with first-hand knowledge of Woodstock: Chuck Elliott, co-host of Sleepy Hollow, who attended the 1969 festival with a group of friends before starting his fall semester as an undergrad at the University of Pennsylvania. Elliott was interviewed by John Vettese about the experience, and you’ll hear that conversation on the XPN Local Show on Tuesday, August 11th.

On XPN’s monthly 90s show What’s The Frequency?, host John Vettese will spotlight the highlights of Woodstock’s latter-day offspring, with performances from the celebratory Woodstock 94 and the ill-fated Woodstock 99 making up the centerpiece of the show on Friday, August 14th.

Check out the Woodstock Week set times below, and join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #XPNStock.

Woodstock Week: Back To The Garden Again

Monday, August 10th
9 a.m. – Richie Havens
11 a.m. – Joan Baez
12:55 p.m. – Tim Hardin
4 p.m. – Santana
8 p.m. – Grateful Dead
9:20 p.m. – Canned Heat

Tuesday, August 11th
8:30 a.m. – Janis Joplin
12 p.m. – The Band
1:30 p.m. – John Sebastian
4:30 p.m. – The Who
10 p.m. – Ravi Shankar

Wednesday, August 12th
7 a.m. – Melanie
12 p.m. – Arlo Guthrie
6 p.m. – Creedence Clearwater Revival
8 p.m. – The Butterfield Blues Band
9:15 p.m. – The Incredible String Band

Thursday, August 13th
8:45 a.m. – CSNY
11 a.m. – Blood Sweat & Tears
12:30 p.m. – Mountain
4:30 p.m. – Johnny Winter
10 p.m. – Bert Sommer

Friday, August 14th
6 a.m. – Jefferson Airplane
12 p.m. – Joe Cocker
6 p.m. – Sly & the Family Stone

Saturday, August 15th
10 a.m. – Swami / Sha Na Na
11 a.m. – Sweetwater
12 p.m. – Quill
1 p.m. – Country Joe McDonald
2 p.m. – Keef Hartley Band
3 p.m. – Country Joe & The Fish
4 p.m. – Ten Years After

Sunday, August 16th
1 p.m.: Jimi Hendrix
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