Bethel Woods Center for the Arts logoIn the Kitchen on the Main Stage and in an all new Pre-show Lounge

Bethel, N.Y. –  Spring of 2017 brought a wide range of exciting programming to Bethel Woods – from Night in the Woods, a party for a cause, to Love For Sale: Commercialization of the Counterculture, The Museum’s new special exhibit set in a 1970 suburban home, to Project: Identity’s free teen programs that explored the arts and humanities. Now as summer begins to heat up, Bethel Woods has also been added to the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
Bethel Woods is proud to announce the launch a new, more interactive mobile app with tons of new features including geo-based alerts, special offers, group subscriptions, My Planner, and much more. Don’t miss out on exclusive offers, pre-sales, news and more, be sure to download or update the app by visiting your App Store or Google Play Store to take advantage of all the new features.
As part of Bethel Woods’ continued commitment to public safety, the organization’s bag policy has been updated. Effective immediately, guests will be able to carry only the following style and size bag, package, or container into the Pavilion:

  • Totes that are clear bags made of plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12." Items in the bag must be in clear plastic bags. (Ziploc bag or similar).
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).
  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the venue with one of the clear plastic bags. An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection. Please contact security at least 24 hours in advance to request an exception at 845-583-2062.
  • Details on the policy for other programs and events can be found at

All bags will be subject to an extended security search, with express entry lanes for those who travel light, and random metal detection will be employed at the Pavilion. Clear plastic totes will be sold at cost, at the front gates to accommodate guests. Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, hard or soft coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.
House rules on additional prohibited/permitted items will remain consistent, and can be reviewed at
Additionally, this season Bethel Woods, together with our partner Spectra Food Service & Hospitality, will offer some exciting additions and enhancements to the food and beverage services onsite.

The Green Room, located in the first Market Shed, will open 90 minutes before general admission through a Green Room only gate, allowing guests to beat the crowd and get in early to enjoy the exclusive pre-show lounge featuring a full-service bar and restrooms, pub-style games and activities, and more surprises. Admission is $25 and includes two drinks; a Designated Driver tickets is available for just $10. Visit to learn more and purchase tickets today.

Overlooking the historic Woodstock festival field, the all-you-can-eat Buffet in the second Market Shed, will also feature a delicious new menu of entrees, sides and deserts prepared fresh. Beverages include lemonade, iced tea, and coffee, with a cash bar available. Private table seating offers friends and families a relaxed opportunity to enjoy a pre-show meal under cover of the Market Shed. Tickets for both The Green Room and the Buffet are available as add-ons when you purchase a ticket for a Pavilion concert or at

Spectra’s new General Manager Louis Atchick and Executive Chef Armand Vanderstigel are also introducing new menu items and services this season at Bethel Woods.

Atchick, relocated to Bethel from the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California where he led the full service dining, high volume catering, luxury suite service, multi-service concessions and bar operations for the 16,000 seat arena. He is dedicated to creating the best possible fan experience for Bethel Woods’ guests. Atchick said, “As a child of the 70’s, I consider working at Bethel Woods to be a dream Job. I’m really looking forward to being a part of the growing community of the town of Bethel and the surrounding areas.”

Chef Armand has been a featured chef and judge on almost 100 TV shows, been hired to develop recipes and as a spokesperson for a variety of nationally recognized brands, and penned three widely recognized cookbooks. Now he will focus his many talents on providing the Bethel Woods audience with tasty options at each of the on-site eateries including Yasgur’s Farm Café in The Museum, The Buffet, Food For Love Concessions, the Hog Farm Bar & Grill, Groovy Way Kitchen, and the members-only TD Bank VIP Area.

In addition to these new exciting ventures, Bethel Woods is still actively recruiting high-energy, dedicated individuals for many seasonal positions. The organization is proud to be known for the exceptional customer service it routinely delivers -- a reputation built by a passionate and committed staff that truly believes in our mission, vision, and values.

Vendor applications for festivals and events are still being accepted. These opportunities provide an exceptional opportunity for local restaurateurs, farmers, artisans, food trucks, community organizations, and businesses to sell their goods and services to our patrons. Visit and to learn more.

Tickets for The Museum, concerts and special events are available at, the Box Office or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
April 1 to December 31
Love For Sale: The Commercialization of the Counterculture
2017 Special Exhibit, Special Exhibit Gallery
The exhibit uses a suburban family home of 1970 as a backdrop for an explosion of everyday popular culture drawn from the counterculture. This special exhibition directly explores the social, political, and cultural impact of the ‘60s through an examination of the material pop culture in everyday suburban life. Admission to the special exhibit is included with museum admission.
Friday, June 16 at 7:00 PM
Train with special guests O.A.R and Natasha Bedingfield
Pavilion Concert Series
Play That Song Tour
Saturday, June 17 at 11:00 AM
Drum and Gong Day
Project: Identity Sessions, Downtown Barn, Liberty NY
A FREE program for teens to come together to explore their interest and do something positive. Join us for a fun day of drumming and gong work with musician and performer Marc Switko.
Saturday, June 17 at 1:00 PM
K104’s KFEST
Pavilion Concert Series
Featuring Jason Derulo, Sean Paul, Jon Bellion, Austin Mahone, Tinashe, Dua Lipa, The Vamps, Clean Bandit, Matoma, Aaron Carter, and Kyle
Monday, June 19 at 6:30 PM
Kitschy Kitchen
WoodsTalk: Live, The Conservatory
$35.00 Adults (21+)
A 1960s cultural cooking demonstration by local chefs paired with juicy conversations about domesticity.
Thursday, June 22 at 8:00 PM
Neil Diamond
Pavilion Concert Series
The 50 Year Anniversary World Tour
Friday, June 23 at 7:00 PM
Zac Brown Band with Darrell Scott & Caroline Jones
Pavilion Concert Series
Welcome Home 2017 Tour
Monday, June 26 at 6:30 PM
Mad Mixology
WoodsTalk: Live, The Event Gallery
$35.00 Adults (21+)
Shake, muddle and stir your way through this cocktail making class. Guests will explore the ins-and–outs of 1960’s cocktail culture and how that culture impacts pop culture today.
Friday, July 7 at 7:30PM
John Mellencamp with Emmylou Harris & Carlene Carter
Pavilion Concert Series
Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour
Saturday, July 1 at 3:00PM
A Gathering at Bethel Woods
Celebrating Peace, Love & Music
Festivities kick off at 3PM and will include live music, guided museum tours, interpretive walks and talks about the historic Woodstock festival site, a variety of activities and games, collaborative art projects, and an array of activities fun for the whole family, topped off by a fireworks display at dusk.
Saturday, July 8 at 8:00PM
“An Evening with Ann Hampton Callaway”
Bradstan Cabaret Series, The Event Gallery
July 9 to July 29, Monday through Friday 9AM - 4PM
P.L.A.Y.: Music
P.L.A.Y., The Conservatory
A three-week exploration of collaborative music making between skilled musicians and youth ages of 9–15.  Anchored in social engagement with an air of interdisciplinary exposure, this program values the contributions of each participant, highlights the importance of working as a team, and inspires participants and observers alike to feel supported in their exploration of the arts.
Thursday, July 13 at 7:00PM
Luke Bryan with special guests Brett Eldredge & Lauren Alaina
Pavilion Concert Series
Huntin’, Fishin’, & Lovin’ Every Day Tour
Friday, July 14 at 7:00PM
Foreigner 40th Anniversary Tour
Pavilion Concert Series
Foreigner with Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience
Friday July 16, at 7:00PM
Pavilion Concert Series
Incubus with Special Guests Jimmy Eat World & Atlas Genius
8 Tour
Saturday, July 15 at 11:00 AM
Found Object Art and Collage Workshop
Project: Identity Sessions, Downtown Barn, Liberty NY
A FREE program for teens to come together to explore their interest and do something positive. Make a keepsake of your favorite memories and found objects with local artist Marc Switko.
Monday, July 17 at 8:30PM
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Flick Series Presents Moonlit Movie Mondays, Terrace Stage
Rated PG-13 - In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.
Friday, July 21 at 7:30PM
Rod Stewart with special guest Cyndi Lauper
Pavilion Concert Series
Saturday, July 22 at 7:30PM
Chicago and The Doobie Brothers
Pavilion Concert Series
Friday, July 28 at 7:00PM
Brantley Gilbert with special guests Tyler Farr & Luke Combs
Pavilion Concert Series
The Devil Don’t Sleep Tour
Saturday, July 29
P.L.A.Y: MUSIC Final Performance
P.L.A.Y., The Event Gallery
PL.A.Y. Music culminates in an exciting and engaging presentation of program process including sharing of traditional and new compositions, ensemble and solo performances, and opportunities for the audience to join in!
Saturday, July 29 at 8:00PM
Blondie & Garbage with special guest Deap Vally
Pavilion Concert Series
The Rage and Rapture Tour
Monday, July 31 at 8:30PM
Monterey Pop
Flick Series Presents Moonlit Movie Mondays, Terrace Stage
Not Rated - Film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival.
Saturday, August 5 at 8:00PM
Pavilion Concert Series
Transmogrify Tour 2017
July 30 to August 19, Monday through Friday 9AM - 4PM
P.L.A.Y.: Theatre
P.L.A.Y., The Conservatory
Through exploration of creative writing and theatre technique, and with the guidance from  resident artists, participants from each age group will develop and combine original pieces - from sets to monologues, from dances to songs, from poems to prose – to be celebrated on stage for a single, collaborative presentation
Sunday, August 6 at 7:00PM
Kings of Leon
Pavilion Concert Series
with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Thursday, August 10 at 7:00PM
Florida Georgia Line with special guests Nelly & Chris Lane
Pavilion Concert Series
The Smooth Tour 2017
Friday, August 11 at 7:00PM
REO Speedwagon & STYX with special guest Don Felder
Pavilion Concert Series
United We Rock Tour
Saturday, August 12 at 8:00PM
Rocktopia: A Classical (R)Evolution with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic
Pavilion Concert Series
Monday, August 14 at 8:30PM
Dirty Dancing
Flicks Series Presents Moonlit Movie Mondays, Terrace Stage
Rated PG-13 - Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.
Saturday, August 19
P.L.A.Y: Theater Final Performance
P.L.A.Y., The Event Gallery
P.L.A.Y. Theater culminates in a collaborative, devised presentation that not only highlights the devised theater process but also unveils a brand new work created entirely by the participants!
Saturday, August 19 at 8:00PM
Goo Goo Dolls with special guest Phillip Phillips
Pavilion Concert Series
“Long Way Home” Summer Tour
Sunday, August 20 at 8:00PM
Mark Nadler “Cole Porter, After Dark”
Bradstan Cabaret Series, The Event Gallery
Saturday, August 26 at 10:00AM
Art & Knowledge: Think, Ink, Act: Silk Screen Poster Workshop
WoodsTalk: Live, The Conservatory
$50 Per Participant (15+)
In a day-long on-site workshop, participants will learn the scrappy and resourceful art of silk screening.
Saturday, August 26 at 8:00PM
Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr. with special guest Aaron Lewis
Pavilion Concert Series
Monday, August 28 at 8:30PM
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Flick Series Presents Moonlit Movie Mondays, Terrace Stage
Rated PG - An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation.
Saturday, September 1 at 8:00PM
STING with special guests The Last Bandoleros & Joe Sumner
Pavilion Concert Series
57th & 9th Tour
Sundays, September 3 to October 1 at 11:00AM
The Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods
Harvest Festival Field
Free Admission, $3 Parking Fee, No Pets Allowed
The Harvest Festival presents a unique blend of local farmers, artisans and crafters, live music, fresh food, special events, children's activities, and arts and humanities-based programming.


About Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts inspires, educates, and empowers individuals through the arts and humanities by presenting a diverse selection of culturally-rich performances, popular artists, and community and educational programming.  Located 90 miles from New York City at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, a New York State and National Register Historic Place, in Bethel, NY, the lush 800-acre campus includes a Pavilion Stage amphitheater with seating for 15,000, an intimate 440-seat indoor Event Gallery, the award-winning Museum at Bethel Woods, and a Conservatory for arts education programming.
Through the in-depth study and exhibition of the social, political, and cultural events of the 1960s, as well as the preservation of the historic site of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Bethel Woods educates individuals about the issues and lessons of the decade while inspiring a new generation to contribute positively to the world around them. The not-for-profit organization relies on the generous support of individuals, corporations, and foundations to develop and sustain programs that improve the quality of life in the region and beyond.
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