Buzzing about WoodsStock Fest
August 2nd is the WoodsStock Festival at Shedel Gardens located just south of Toledo. Its a giant music festival, coupled with a juried art show and a 60s car show… doors open at 10am, and go till midnight. And yes, we are juried into the show.
We just learned that the toledo media has been writing a lot about this event…. and wanted to share an article recently published in the Toledo Blade.
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ELMORE — The whimsically named WoodsStock Music and Arts Festival coming up next month at the Schedel Arboretum and Garden might summon memories of the storied 1969 Woodstock Festival, but comparisons end there.
The daylong Aug. 2 festival is the first of what Mr. Noble plans to make an annual fund-raiser for the elegant, richly landscaped 17-acre garden estate near the Ohio Turnpike where Ottawa and Sandusky counties meet.
The festival runs from 10 a.m. to midnight. General admission tickets are $25 in advance. VIP tickets, for $45, admit the holder to a special area with a bistro bar and include two drinks. Both kinds of tickets can be purchased at woodsstock.org. The price is $5 more at the gate. Parking is at Woodmore High School, with a free shuttle running every 10 minutes. Mr. Noble said signs will be posted with directions. The garden and arboretum is near turnpike exit 81.
The musical headliner is the Wheeler Brothers Band, from Austin. The three brothers, whose parents are from Toledo, take the stage at 7:30 p.m., to perform a fusion of indie rock guitar and Americana folk. The band’s second album, Gold Boots Glitter, was released last year.
Corduroy Road, a three-piece acoustic ensemble, plays at 3 p.m. At 5:15 p.m., the Bourbon Street Band will play rock, rhythm, and blues from the original Woodstock, and at 9 p.m., Mikey Blue Barone will play the blues with his guitar and harmonica. At 9:45 p.m., Phil Barone and the Cruisers, the star of Rosie’s Italian Grille, will play tributes to Joe Cocker and Jim Morrison.