Thursday, June 24, 2010

Woodstock Weekend at the Costa Mesa Fairgrounds

In honor of the legendary 1969 music event, a Woodstock Tribute Weekend will be held the weekend before the Orange County Market Place in Costa Mesa closes for the annual Orange County Fair.

The Summer of Love Show will be on Saturday, July 10 and brings together six performers recreating the actual vibe, sound and feel of several rock legends from 1969’s Woodstock including Janis Joplin, John Fogerty, Sly Stone, Jim Hendrix and Arlo Guthrie to name a few.

Woodstock Mud performs on Sunday, July 11. The four member San Diego area based band will perform classic music of the 1960’s and 1970’s including the songs of renown musicians who took the stage at Woodstock

Concerts are at noon and 2 p.m. both days.

In addition tie dye vendors, other artisans, free face painting, hippie stilt walkers along with the hundreds of other Market Place vendors and attractions will be included.

Admission to the swap meet and the Woodstock Weekend shows are free with a canned food donation to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. Regular admission is $2 and free for children 12 and under.

The Market Place will be closed during the Fair which runs July 16 through August 15. It will reopen the weekend of August 21 with the 11th Annual Elvis Festival returning on Sunday, August 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for an "Elvis in Hawaii" themed tribute to Elvis Presley. The Festival will include a variety of tribute artists and impersonators, hula dancers, limbo contest, hula hoop contest, the Creme de la King Karaoke Contest and the West Coast Launch of the Mr. Potato Head Elvis.

In its 41st year the Orange County Market Place is held every weekend (except during the Orange County Fair) at the O. C. Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa and features hundreds of merchants selling a variety of products and services, an artisans’ and crafters’ section, fresh produce, luxury used car lot, manufactured homes, hair salons, children’s play area and much more.

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