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Big Sur Festival 1970 - Celebration

Artist Various Artists
Title Big Sur Festival 1970 - Celebration
Release Date 2016-01-26
Genre Rock > Rock > Singer-Songwriter
Copyright © Sequel Records

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The Big Sur Folk Festival, from 1964 to 71, informal gathering of US folk artist

The Big Sur Folk Festival, held from 1964 to 1971, was an informal gathering of prominent and emerging folk artists from across the United States. Nancy Carlen was working at the Esalen Institute when Joan Baez was asked to lead workshops on music. Carlen was a good friend of Baez, and they decided to invite other artists, which turned into the first festival.
Baez performed at all seven events. Well-known acts included Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, The Beach Boys, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Country Joe McDonald, John Sebastian, Kris Kristofferson, Arlo Guthrie, Dorothy Morrison & the Edwin Hawkins Singers, and Julie Payne. All of the artists were paid union scale, about $50. The audience paid $3.50 to $5.50, depending on the year. All proceeds benefitted Baez' Institute for the Study of Nonviolence.

Seventh Big Sur Folk Festival
Saturday, October 3, 1970
Held at Monterey County Fairgrounds
1:00pm Concert:
· Beach Boys
· John Phillips
· Joan Baez
· Merry Clayton and Love Ltd.
· Kris Kristofferson
· John Hartford
8:00pm Concert:
· Beach Boys
· John Phillips
· Linda Ronstadt, with Swamp Water
· Mimi Fariña & Tom Jans
· Mark Spoelstra
· Country Joe McDonald
· Tom Ghent
· Joan Baez
Finale: All sing You Ain't Going Nowhere

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