An event full of music, love and peace- Hippiefest is coming your way this year as well. With a fresh lineup of artists and bands, the show has some exciting activities stored for the attendees. Be a part of this fun-filled extravaganza as the festival hits NYCB Theatre, Westbury this August. This year the festival will be featuring popular bands and artists of the 1960s and 70s. These musicians will blow the party away with their fantastic music so don't miss out on this spectacular event!
Genre: Blues Rock, Hard Rock
Headliners: Rick Derringer, Canned Heat, Ten Years After, Edgar Winter, Pat Travers
Hippiefest- What's special about it?
Besides being a festival of music and food, Hippiefest has a broader and deeper message for its attendees. Its spectrum extends to local community, promoting peace and harmony. Tolerance for others and sharing the joy with neighboring localities brings serenity and peace for everyone. Apart from spreading joy and treating the attendees to great music, Hippiefest greatly advocates brotherhood, friendship and generosity.
This broader perspective sets the festival apart from other musical events and makes it one-of-a-kind concert. To make it a complete entertainment package, there are plenty of food and beverages options, along with other fun activities. Hippiefest tickets sell fast every year as people want to be a part of something big and meaningful.
A Fresh Dose of Music
Every year the festival introduces a fresh lineup that includes solo performers and bands. Some resident and new bands are also featured as opening acts and in this way they get a chance to showcase their talent in front of large audiences. This year's lineup includes popular bands such as Rick Derringer, Canned Heat, Ten Years After, Edgar Winter and Pat Travers.
Rick Derringer has been entertaining his fans since 1960s and remains active till date. In a stellar five decades career, Derringer has produced numerous Gold and Platinum records. Along with his band The McCoys, the artist has given a new color to rock. Their classic hits, Hang on Sloopy and Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo made them known to millions. Derringer's popularity has never been faded out and the love and support of fans make him stronger than before.
Canned Heat, with their skilled musicianship and deep artistry, reinvented blues and took the genre to a whole new level of popularity. The band rose to mainstream fame and commercial prominence after producing mega hits such as Going Up the Country, Take Me to the River and On the Road Again. Due to their endless passion for music, the band continues to perform even today and their concerts witness jam-packed arenas.
With a splendid history of almost fifty years, Ten Years After has produced a music legacy that will continue to inspire generations to come. Their classic anthems I'd Love to Change the World, Hear Me Calling, Love Like a Man and I'm Going Home fashioned the new rock and blues.
A multi-instrumentalist at his best, Edgar Winter is known for his versatile music skills. His successful albums and singles include They Only Come Out at Night, Shock Treatment, Frankenstein and Free Ride. Winter remains popular among his fans and performs at different shows, festivals and concerts.
Pat Travers is among those musicians who have defined hard rock and heavy metal with their original style and great musicianship. With his latest record Can Do (2013), Travers has proved that music is the best thing that has ever happened to him. This lineup is sure to take over your heart and mind with their greatest hits during this year's Hippiefest.