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Goo Goo Dolls (Photo credit: Claire Marie Vogel // courtesy of BB Gun Press)
Goo Goo Dolls (Photo credit: Claire Marie Vogel // courtesy of BB Gun Press)

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts announces star-studded summer lineup with Rod Stewart, Goo Goo Dolls, James Taylor, Zac Brown Band, Shania Twain


Wed, Mar 8th 2023 04:00 pm

Plus: Camping comes back to sacred grounds for inaugural Catbird Music Festival featuring The Lumineers

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts – a nonprofit performance venue, museum and legendary site of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair – announced its summer concert series, featuring a wide array of musicians and artists, including the Catbird Music Festival on Aug. 19-20.

For the first time since the 1969 Woodstock festival, music and camping will take place on the same historic field, with Catbird featuring acclaimed Americana and folk indie artists including The Lumineers, Tyler Childers, The War on Drugs, Trey Anatasio Band and Dispatch, as well as additional emerging and independent artists.

“Music is the core of our history, and we’re looking forward to adding to our story with the inaugural Catbird Music Festival, channeling the spirit of Woodstock. We have wanted to work with C3 – one of the best festival producers in the business – for a long time; and we’re thrilled to partner with them on this new can’t-miss event,” said Eric Frances, CEO of Bethel Woods.

Camping at Catbird will allow attendees to connect with fellow concertgoers while experiencing the magic that occurs only by camping on the hallowed grounds of the 1969 Woodstock festival.

In addition to the Catbird Music Festival, Bethel Woods’ pavilion concert lineup will feature acclaimed artists including:


  • James Taylor & His All Star Band, June 29


  • Robert Plant & Alison Krauss with special guest JD McPherson, July 1
  • Shania Twain with special guest Priscilla Block, July 3
  • Big Time Rush with special guests MAX and Jax, July 7
  • Jason Aldean with special guests Mitchell Tenpenny, Corey Kent and DeeJay Silver, July 14
  • Dierks Bentley with Jordan Davis and The Cadillac Three, July 28
  • “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert,” July 30


  • The Chicks with special guest Wild Rivers, Aug. 3
  • Goo Goo Dolls with special guest O.A.R., Aug. 6
  • Zac Brown Band with Marcus King and King Calaway, Aug. 12
  • Joe Bonamassa and Styx with special guest Don Felder, Aug. 13
  • Catbird Music Festival, Aug. 19-20
  • Sam Hunt with special guests Brett Young and Lily Rose, Aug. 24


  • Rod Stewart with special guest Cheap Trick, Sept. 1

“We’re excited for what is sure to be another remarkable and memorable summer. We welcome everyone to come to the Sullivan Catskills to experience our history, richness and beauty of Bethel Woods,” Frances said.

Additional concerts will be announced soon. For more information, visit www.BethelWoodsCenter.org.

About Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

A press release explained:

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 in Bethel, the lush, 800-acre campus includes a pavilion stage amphitheater with seating for 16,000, an intimate 422-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.

For more information, visit www.BethelWoodsCenter.org.

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