Woodstock’s 50th at The Rock Hall

50 Years Later, Relive The Age of Aquarius

3 Days  |  Aug 16-18, 2019

Starting At $379.00
1969 began with The Fifth Dimensions hit "The Age of Aquarius" on top of the charts. Later that year Neil Armstrong walked on the Moon and then 400,000 other people walked onto a New York Farm for a Rock and Roll Festival called Woodstock. This evening is for all of your customers who were teenagers in 1969. But especially for those who were either too young, or not allowed to go. It’s time they finally "got to Woodstock."

Woodstock’s 50th at The Rock Hall

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50th Anniversary Tributes to:

  • The Woodstock Music Festival
  • Neil Armstrong’s Walk on the Moon
  • The song “Age of Aquarius” is a #1 Hit

Tour Highlights:

  • Moon Rock Evening at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Snacks, Music, Dancing
  • Woodstock Rock Gala
    with Dinner, Music & Dancing
Package Includes:

  • Two Nights First Class or Deluxe Lodging
  • Two Hotel Breakfasts
  • One Dinner
  • Snacks at Rock Hall
  • All Taxes & Tips
  • One Free Double with Every 16 Paid

Optional Daytime Tours

  • Walking with Neil Armstrong. . . . . . $39
  • Lunching on The Nautica Queen . . $39
  • Shopping for Bell Bottoms . . . . . . . $49

  Prices Per Person

$379 Double $369 Triple . . . $359 Quad . . . $499 Single

Upgrade to 4 Star Intercontinental Hotel $419 Double . . . $399 Triple . . . $379 Quad . . . $569 Single

  Special Event Policies:

  1. $10 Per Person due 1 year prior (refundable at 90 days)
  2. $100 Per Person due at 90 days prior (Non-Refundable)
  3. Final Payment at 45 days prior  (Non-Refundable)
  4. Hotel Assignments are made on receipt of second deposit.
  5. Seating assignments are made on receipt of final payment.
  6. Space is limited to 1500 people.

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P R E F A C E

The year 1969 began with the Fifth Dimension’s recording of “The Age of Aquarius“ rising quickly  to No. 1 on the charts.  It was a time of War – with a younger generation shouting for peace.  It was a time filled with magical moments.  A summer that included Neil Armstrong walking on the moon, and 26 days later 400,000 people walking onto a farm in New York for “3 Days of Peace and Music” that is remembered simply as Woodstock.

We remember that summer with a private event at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame where you enjoy both the music and a Moon Rock Party on the lawn (the full moon will rise over Cleveland that night at 9:22 pm.)

The Second night coincides with the Opening of Woodstock 50 years ago. It is a Rock Gala, a dinner and a musical stage production, a Woodstock Tribute Band, an audience in bell bottoms and tie-dyed shirts.  It’s an evening of music and dancing, dining and remembering.

This U.S. Tours Spectacular event aligns Rock n’ Roll History, with a moonwalk, youthful memories, and a No. 1 Hit Song.

                                  When the moon is in the Seventh House
                                  And Jupiter aligns with Mars
                                  Then peace will guide the planets
                                  And love will steer the stars
                                  This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius
                                  The Age of Aquarius . . . .

 

Day 1 – Friday – Cleveland – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Bring those Old Hippies and those 60’s Music Lovers with you, pull on those Tie-Dyed Shirts and Bell Bottoms, put flowers in your hair, grab your Love beads  and join us in Cleveland as we kick off the Woodstock 50th Anniversary weekend.

Dinner is on your own this evening after hotel check-in.   Featured hotels for this event include the new Holiday Inn Cleveland Clinic, the Doubletree and Intercontinental Hotel.  Hotel assignments will be made upon receipt of your second deposit.

Tonight the doors of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame open at 7:00 pm for an exclusive four hours among the exhibits.  It’s been said that visiting the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is like taking a peek into your favorite musician’s closet. The Hall’s permanent collection contains thousands of one-of-a-kind items ranging from musical instruments and song lyrics to quirky stage props and colorful costumes.

The ever-changing exhibits here feature such topics as The Roots of Rock & Roll, Cities & Sounds, and The British Invasion.  While nothing had been announced at the time this itinerary was published, we fully expect the Rock Hall will have a have a major exhibit on what is one of the greatest happenings and, perhaps the most pivotal moment in music history – Woodstock.

You will also find exhibits with film & video, interactive kiosks, reading material and, of course, plenty of music.  We have hired a number of extra docents this evening to help as you enjoy Rock History.   There will be cash bars should you want to rest a moment with a cocktail, hors d’oeurves and desserts.

A second unique feature of this evening is the Moon Rock Party starting at 9:00 pm on the Rock Hall Plaza.  Just 26 days before Woodstock began, Neil Armstrong walked upon the moon, both of these events happened in the year “The Age of Aquarius” hit No. 1 on the charts.   So, to the event planners at U.S. Tours that’s like a time “when the Moon is in the Seventh House and Jupiter aligns with Mars.”  Come and join us on a night when there’s a full moon over Cleveland at 9:22 pm, and “when Peace will guide the Planets and Love will steer the Stars.”

Day 2 – Cleveland Optional Tours – Woodstock Concert

Today’s activities are to be scheduled as each group planner desires, it’s an opportunity to put your own personal touch on the trip.  There are optional sightseeing tours available that we can add to your tour package.

1. Walking with Neil Armstrong

This tour visits the Observatory Park Planetarium, where see the sky as it appeared on July 21, 1969 as Neil Armstrong gazed out at the heavens from his unique vantage point!  The Astro-Nat (Astronomy-Naturalist) will also make ‘Jupiter align with Mars.’ You will also visit the Great Lakes Science to see an authentic Space Capsule and other NASA displays. A gourmet boxed lunch is included.  $39pp

2.  Lunch with the Queen

The Nautica Queen’s Luncheon Cruise is a unique adventure combining the best of dining and sightseeing in Cleveland. There’s a lavish buffet and musical entertainment while cruising under historic bridges and along the lake and riverfront.  $39.00

3.  Shopping for Bell Bottoms

Grab your pocket book we’re shopping for Bell Bottoms and Peace Beads.  This tour includes a visit to two different Vintage Clothing Shops.   Flower Child is the regions premier vintage shop and museum, while Sweet Lorain is an award winning vintage department store with racks of 60’s clothes organized by year and type    Also included is a special Rock n’ Roll Luncheon at the Music Box Supper Club produced exclusively for you Woodstock Fans, it includes a “Peace, Love & Music” Sing-a-Long.    $49.00

 

The Second night’s event coincide with the Opening of Woodstock 50 years ago. It is a Rock Gala, at the famous Cleveland Auditorium. It’s a dinner dance and a musical stage production, a Woodstock Tribute Band, an audience in bell bottoms and tie-died shirts.  It’s an evening of music and dancing, dining and remembering.

We encourage everyone to dress for the event.  Once you cross the doorway it is again the year 1969, cast away those conservative clothes and thoughts that came with maturity and enjoy the memories of your youth, celebrate “Peace & Music,” Rock on.

This evening is for all of your customers who were teenagers in 1969.  But especially for those who were either too young, or not allowed to go to Woodstock.  It’s also a modern, comfortable version of that rowdy concert, which you can sell by asking two simple questions:  “Are you old enough now”?   “Will your Mom let you go now”?   It’s time they “got to Woodstock.”

Should you have customers who actually attended the 1969 Woodstock Event, we want to publish their memories in an anniversary booklet to be placed on the dinner table.  Ask them to hold their comments to 500 words, and submit to us 60 days in advance.  Each contributor will be recognized at the event and awarded a special “Peace & Love” necklace.

Day 3 – Departure

Time to go home

                          “We are stardust, we are golden, we are caught in the devil’s bargain,
                           And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.”

List of Woodstock Performers currently inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame

  1. Joan Baez,
  2. Santana,
  3. Grateful Dead,
  4. Creedence Clearwater,
  5. Janis Joplin,
  6. Sly & The Family Stone,
  7. The Who,
  8. Jefferson Airplane,
  9. Crosby, Still, Nash & Young,
  10. Paul Butterfield Blues Band,
  11. Jim Hendrix

 

Complete Lyrics to “Woodstock” by Joni Mitchell

Well I came upon a child of God, he was walking along the road
And I asked him tell me where are you going, this he told me:
Said, I’m going down to Yasgur’s farm, going to join in a rock and roll band.
Got to get back to the land, and set my soul free.
We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon,
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.

Well, then can I walk beside you? I have come to lose the smog.
And I feel myself a cog in something turning.
And maybe it’s the time of the year, yes and maybe it’s the time of man.
And I don’t know who I am but life is for learning.
We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon,
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.

We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon,
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.

By the time we got to Woodstock, we were half a million strong,
And everywhere was a song and a celebration.
And I dreamed I saw the bomber jet planes riding shotgun in the sky,
Turning into butterflies above our nation.

“The Age of Aquarius” was written for the musical Hair (1967). Lyrics  by James Rado & Gerome Ragni, music by Galt McDermot, released as a single in 1969 by The 5th Dimension.

When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars

This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
Age of Aquarius
Aquarius
Aquarius

Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelation
And the mind’s true liberation

Aquarius
Aquarius

When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars

This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
Age of Aquarius
Aquarius
Aquarius
Aquarius
Aquarius

 

 

 

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