A day of peace, love and music – Orange County Register

It’s time to dig out your tie-dye tops, bell bottoms and flowers for your hair to celebrate a day of peace and love at the Boomers’ Laguna Woodstock on Saturday, June 25, at Clubhouse 2.

The music festival, which pays tribute to the iconic 1969 event in upstate New York, will be shorter this year and will have fewer bands than last year’s fest, which clocked in at seven-plus hours and had seven bands playing on two stages.

This year, Laguna Woodstock will have only three bands. Cover band Lifetime Rockers, performing for the first time at a Village event, will take the stage at 4 pm Village band The Nomads are scheduled to start at 6 pm, and fan favorite Love Saves the Day follows at 7:30 pm

The Boomers Club board took members’ comments in an online survey to heart when deciding to limit the number of bands this year, said club President Nadine Asner.

The most frequent comment was that the festival should be “more condensed,” she said.

“People are busy. They value their time, and they have other things going on, “Asner said.” We’re not youngsters anymore. There’s a limit to how long people can spend at one event. ”

Also in an online survey, music fans chose The Nomads, out of a slew of Village bands, to perform at the festival this year, Asner said.

The shorter time of the festival means the price is lower. Tickets purchased online through the Boomers’ website are $ 13, and tickets bought at the door are $ 15. That compares with a price of $ 20 last year.

Other attractions at the festival are essentially the same. Vendors will sell crafts, clothes, accessories, jewelry and assorted Woodstock era goods. A photo booth, tarot card reader, face painter, henna artist, a raffle and free shaved ice will be set up.

Food from the 19 Restaurant will be available for purchase, and Paradise Catering will sell Mexican food, starting at 2 pm on the back patio. And there’ll be the ever-present beer and wine garden.

One new freebie is “mini massages” of about 5 minutes, Asner said.

Festivalgoers will be able to set up their stuff on the Clubhouse 2 lawn starting at 8 am Saturday. As usual, no tents, only pop-ups; no BBQs, no pets, no kids under 18. Parking at Clubhouse 2 is limited but is available across the street at Clubhouse 7 and at the Community Center.

“The nice thing about doing Woodstock,” Asner said, “is that people have said they plan their summer vacations around it. And people have said they met their spouses or significant others there. ”

For information, go to babyboomersclub.org or call 949-415-8030.

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