50th Anniversary Woodstock Tribute Coming To East Moline
A brand new music festival is coming to East Moline. Sweatstock will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock August 16-17 at Murphy Park.
Taking the lead on talent, Alan Sweet and Chrissy Boyer of All Sweat Productions have stacked the lineup with 100+ Quad Cities area standout musicians that will recreate the legendary performances of Woodstock and perform sets of original music.
The festival will include tribute performances to Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Janis Joplin & Joe Cocker, Creedance Clearwater Revival, Sly & the Family Stone, The Who, the Grateful Dead, The Band, Johnny Winter and many more. Local acts that will also feature their original music include: Joe Marcinek, The Velies, Rude Punch, The Candymakers, Jordan Danielsen, Jason Carlson and the Whole Damn Band, Condor and Jaybird, The Dawn and Charlotte Boyer.
All Sweat Productions live music project was started in 2016 as an effort to bring a wide variety of local QC musicians together and has already played tribute to iconic artists such as Queen, The Beatles’ “Abbey Road”, Prince’s “Purple Rain”, The Band’s “Last Waltz”, as well as soul legends like Aretha Franklin and James Brown.
“We are incredibly excited to build on the success of the All Sweat tribute shows and launch this new festival on the 50th anniversary of Woodstock,” said Alan Sweet, All Sweat Productions. “We have extraordinary talent in the Quad Cities and Sweatstock will be a great outlet to grow our music community and bring people together over a shared passion.”
Sweatstock is set to be the second major event for the new Murphy Park, located at The Bend in East Moline.
“When Murphy Park was designed, this is the type of event that we dreamed of offering to the community through our space,” said Tyler Murphy, Murphy Park Events. “We are thrilled to partner on Sweatstock, showcasing the vibrancy of the local music scene and see our vision for the park come to life.”
Gates will open at 4 p.m. on Friday, August 16 and Noon on Saturday, August 17. Advanced tickets for Sweatstock will be released at 10 a.m. Central Time on Friday, June 28. Ticket options include $15 for single day access and $25 for a weekend pass.
The Hyatt Place is offering a special nightly rate of $124, on August 16-17, that will include one weekend pass to Sweatstock per night's stay. Patrons can redeem by using the promo code SWEAT online at www.hyatt.com.
“From the collaboration of local musicians, to the production of the festival by Quad Citizens, Sweatstock is a special event for our community,“ said Kate Dale, Hive Event Consulting. “It’s been amazing to see the transformation happening in East Moline and we are looking forward to putting on a signature event that contributes to our region‘s growth and celebrates the talent that exists in the Quad Cities.“
For tickets and additional festival details, please visit: http://bit.ly/sweatstock2019