Six Hours of Music, Peace and Love on the Coley Farm Homestead
Sixties Music, Cars, Food and Family Fun
on Saturday, September 15th
The Weston Historical Society transports you back to a time when young people of the ‘counterculture’ generation gathered for an historic happening of music, peace and love. Presenting Westonstock – a six-hour music festival and fun day on Saturday, September 15th from 2 P.M. to 8 P.M. on the Coley Homestead at 104 Weston Road, Weston CT. Westonstock is part of the society’s Life in the Sixties exhibit and a great way to feel that sixties ‘’vibe” in a beautiful rustic setting.
Westonstock will feature Old School Revue with the Saugatuck Horns, a six-piece band decked out in vintage 60s attire. They will be joined by three top vocalists and a dozen other artists throughout the day, treating the audience to musical favorites spanning genres from Beatles/British Invasion, Memphis Blues, Motown, Rock, R&B, Psychodelic, Soul and Jazz. It all happens from the stage of the big, red Coley Barn on The Weston Historical Society campus.
Westonstock is a family event with games, and arts & crafts activities for the kids. Music, TV and movie trivia contests will occur throughout the day, as well as dance demonstrations and contests. Burger & Dog Food Truck will be on premises, along with other food and beverage suppliers.
To round out the 60s experience, vintage cars will be parked around the property — guaranteed to take you back to the golden age of the American automobile. Dragone Classic Motors will be lending many of the cars, including an “Air Cooled” section of VW Beetles and Vans. There will also be local vendors on premises displaying and selling various arts and crafts.
“The Historical Society hopes to transport visitors back to the 60s with this exciting community event. Come and spend an hour or the entire day on our three and a half acres of open field and museum space,” said Pam Kersey, President of The Weston Historical Society. “The proceeds will support our renovation projects of both the historic Coley Barn and Coley Farm House.”
The complete roster of musical artists are: Old School Revue with The Saugatuck Horns, The Bar Car Band, Chris Coogan, Crispin Cioe, Susan Didrichesen, Billy Foster, Joe Meo, Frank Barrese, Charlie Karp, Joe Kos, Bob Cooper, Tyger MacNeal, Jeff Southworth, David Weber, Cinnamon Girls and Rob Carlson. “This might not be Yasgur’s Farm – but it will be a day of nothing but peace, love and music… just what we all need!” said Roger Kaufman, of Old School Productions, music co-ordinator of the event.
Tickets are available on-line at www.westonhistoricalsociety.org. Advance tickets are available now through September 1st : Members $15, Non-Members $20, Kids $5. After September 1st : Members $25, Non-Members $30, Kids $5. Tickets will also be available at the door the day of the event.
The Weston Historical Society would like to thank our annual sponsors: Fairfield County Bank, Cohen and Wolf P.C., KMS Partners at Coldwell banker and our Life in the Sixties sponsors Teed and Brown, Aspetuck Valley Country Club, and Jet Blue for making Westonstock possible.
For more information: www.westonhistoricalsociety.org or 203 226-1804.