WOODSTOCK, CT (WFSB) – If you missed out on Woodstock five decades ago, you may be able to relive the famous festival right here in Connecticut.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the concert, Governor Ned Lamont wants to hold a smaller version in Woodstock, Connecticut.
Lamont is helping to plan a Woodstock themed battle of the bands at the Woodstock Fair.
It’s going to feature tribute bands of classic acts like Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin.
“Woodstock, New York, that plan did not work out and we are going to come back with the 50th anniversary of Woodstock in Woodstock, Connecticut. I am working with the first selectman there. We have over a dozen bands who want to compete for the right to be the Woodstock band of the year,” Lamont said.
The governor said the event will be a battle of the bands with $17,000 in prize money up for grabs.