Lackluster ticket sales for this weekend’s Day In The Garden, the three-day Woodstock commemoration in Bethel, New York, have prompted show organizers to cut ticket prices in an effort to beef up crowds.
Don Henley and Stevie Nicks will perform on Friday with Pete Townsend, Joni Mitchell, Lou Reed, and Donovan taking the stage on Saturday. The show’s third day boasts a younger feel with Third Eye Blind, the Goo Goo Dolls, Marcy Playground, and Joan Osbourne among that day’s performers.
Tickets were initially priced at $69.98 for the weekend, but were then reduced to a buy-one-get-one-free deal. They’ve since been cut to $35 for Friday and Saturday and $25 for Sunday.
A spokesperson for “Performance” magazine, which monitors such events, says a 2-for-1 deal is usually the first indication of soft sales, and that the event itself is not very “user friendly” since there are no onsite camping facilities available and lawn chairs were initially banned. The “Performance”
spokesperson also noted that Day In The Garden is also trying to tie into Woodstock nostalgia without actually having the rights to use the name “Woodstock.”