On the Road to Woodstock – from the South
Woodstock's 50th Anniversary - with travel thru Charleston
4 Days | August 15-18, 2019
Starting At $469.00
This package includes a pre-Woodstock Anniversary stay in Charleston, WV. Just as they did in 1969 people are moving along very road in America and they are going to the Woodstock Celebration! This tour is planned for Southern Groups, those who can’t drive to Cleveland in one day. It features a great on the road event at Mountain Stage in Charleston, WV. Where you join with others sharing a song and a celebration.”
On The Road to Woodstock in Charleston, WV
50th Anniversary Tributes to:
Cleveland Woodstock Highlights:
Full Tour Package Includes:
Prices Per Person
$ 449 Triple . . . $429 Quad . . . $829 Single
Special Event Policies:
- $10 Per Person due 1 year prior (refundable at 90 days)
- $100 Per Person due at 90 days prior (Non-Refundable)
- Final Payment at 45 days prior (Non-Refundable)
- Hotel Assignments are made on receipt of second deposit.
- Seating assignments are made on receipt of final payment.
- Space is limited to 1500 people.
Motorcoach Transportation & Professional Tour Managers are available.
Day 1 – On the Road to Woodstock – Charleston, WV – Folk Songs of the 60’s
As you travel along the road, you’ll find other groups from the south are moving too, and everyone’s going to Woodstock – or more factually the 50th Anniversary Event of that famous weekend concert that begin’s tomorrow at Cleveland’s Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Today’s lodging for you is at the Wyndham Garden Hotel (or similar) near the Mardi Gras Casino in Cross Lanes, WV.
Once settled in you have dinner at a local restaurant, before the evening show. This is a special production for our “On the Road” groups in the theater where the PBS broadcast’s “Mountain Stage. That show’s host, Larry Groce along with members of the Mountain Stage Band will celebrate that 1969 Summer of Peace & Love. Man, it’s going to be so cool . It’s an evening of great songs and harmonies. Folk songs, songs of change, songs of protest, and a love song or two from artists of the day: Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Joan Baez, The Band and Paul Simon.
NPR’s Mountain Stage has been on the air for 34 years. It is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting, carried on more than 200 stations in the US and on Voice of America, but tonight they are only entertaining you. (D)
Day 2 – Cleveland – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
After breakfast this morning, your group of Old Hippies and 60’s Music Lovers continue along the road to Cleveland, OH. It’s time 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 our Midwestern Groups is the luxurious Intercontinental Hotel in Cleveland.
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.”(B)
Day 3 – 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. $39.00pp
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. $39.00pp
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 coincides with the Opening of Woodstock 50 years ago. It is a Rock Gala, at the 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. (B,D)
Day 4 – 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.”