Summer of Love
19th Apr 2011 - 29th May 2011
The Sixties Summer of Love took place during the summer of 1967. It started with the release of The Beatles album Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band on June the 1st 1967 and closed with the Woodstock Music Festival in the summer of 1969.
The Barnyard Theatre proudly presents a musical tribute that will relive the days of The Beatles, Woodstock, swinging London and the west coast sound of San Francisco and California. The Summer of Love was a defining moment in the 1960’s and this will be highlighted in this rocking show at The Barnyard Theatre.
Featured is music from The Beatles, The Mammas and The Pappas, Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young & many more.
The diversity of the music from this golden era is mind blowing as we take you on a long and winding road to the song San Francisco (be sure to wear flowers in your hair), which became a signature tune of this era, followed by the west coast sound with songs like Monday Monday, California Dreaming and let’s not forget the musical Hair!
Also featured in the show is a tribute to The Woodstock Music Festival of August 1969 when five hundred thousand people gathered for 3 days of peace, love and music. Highlights of this festival include Joe Cocker’s With a little help from my friends and Jimi Hendrix’s Star Spangled Banner. Let’s not forget the San Francisco band Creedence Clearwater Revival (who also performed at Woodstock) who dominated the charts in 1969 with songs like Down on the corner, Who’ll stop the rain, Proud Mary, Hey Tonight and many more.
The Sixties Summer of Love is about the music and the cultural rebellion that changed our lives forever – so be sure to wear flowers in your hair because this is going to be one big party!