Here's a weird twist in the Woodstock 50 saga ... reports now claim that negotions are underway to move the festival to a new location ... Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland.
WJLA's reporter Brad Bell sent out a tweet that says negotiations between Howard County and festival organizers to bring the concert to Maryland.
In a note to Greg Peck, one of the festival's organizers, Howard County executive Calvin Ball said:
“When we heard that there was an opportunity to save this festival and bring a piece of American history to our community this summer, we jumped at the chance. Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia is a jewel of Howard County and one of the top music venues in the nation. It felt like such a natural fit to host a historic festival on our storied stage.”
The festival was is supposed to take place August 16 -18 .... Merriweather already has Smashing Pumpkins booked at the venue on 8/17 ... more as we hear it
***Update 7/25/19 @ 648pm ***
"Woodstock 50 approached Merriweather about hosting their event here in Columbia, Md.,” said Seth Hurwitz, chairman of I.M.P. and owner of the 9:30 Club and The Anthem and operator of Merriweather Post Pavilion. "The Woodstock folks are working on securing the artists now. If the bands come, we’ll produce the show. We’re looking forward to getting an update as soon as Woodstock 50 has one.”
More as we get it