LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The organizers of the troubled Woodstock 50 festival are making a last ditch attempt to save the event next month, pledging jobs and donations to community projects in a bid to win support from residents in a small town in upstate New York.
The organizers said they would hold an open house on Monday night and on Tuesday to present their proposals to residents in Vernon ahead of making a third bid for permits to stage a three-day event marking the 50th anniversary of the famed 1969 “peace and music” festival.
“We hope that, with the help of the people of Vernon (we) can turn Woodstock 50 into a great American comeback story,” Greg Peck, co-owner of Woodstock 50, said in a statement.
With a month to go, tickets have yet to go on sale for the Aug. 16-18 event, which is due to feature Miley Cyrus and Jay-Z and some 80 other musical acts. Some 65,000 people are expected to attend
Authorities have twice turned down applications for permits to hold the…
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