Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
One of the best concert venues in the country!
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is located in Bethel, NY.
It's a beautiful amphitheater located on the site of the 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair. You can sit in the assigned seating area, or in general admission on the lawn looking over the stage. There's plenty of room to wander the site and even go see the original place the stage sat for Woodstock. There's a huge peace sign cut into the grass where the attendees sat so many years ago, and a beautiful monument looking over the area as well.
History - Known for its musical roots.
Bethel is a town in Sullivan County, NY that became famous when it was the site for the legendary 3 Day's of Peace & Music that was the Woodstock Festival in '69, which was held on Max Yasgur's farm.
One of the best things about concerts at Bethel Woods is the tailgating! The parking area is huge, and hanging out with all of your friends before the show starts is so much fun. Playing games, grilling, and listening to music with everyone is a great experience. You're sure to leave Bethel with a few more friends than you had when you arrived!
Past Concerts - Here are some concerts that I have personally attended.
Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Jack Ingram and Kelli Pickler - 2003
Everclear, Gin Blossoms, Marcy Playground and Sugar Ray - 2012
Eagles - 2013
Kid Rock, ZZ Top and Uncle Kracker - 2013
Jackson Browne - 2015
Lynyrd Skynyrd and Marshall Tucker - 2015
Chiago and Earth, Wind and Fire - 2015
Don Henley - 2016
Incubus and Jimmy Eat World - 2017
Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers - 2018
Have you ever been to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts?
Events That Take Place At Bethel Woods
Various Festivals and Markets, including:
- Craft Beer Festival & Chili Cook-Off (I've been to the Craft Beer Festival and it was so fun!)
- Harvest Festival
- Wine Pairing
- Wine Festival
- Fiber Festival
- Holiday Market
Special Exhibits, including sculpture and photography.
Community and Education events.