Hippiefest, a concert for peace and love and a throwback to the 60’s featuring Jack Bruce of Cream, Eric Burdon of The Animals, The...

Hippiefest, a concert for peace and love and a throwback to the 60’s featuring Jack Bruce of Cream, Eric Burdon of The Animals, The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Melanie, Badfinger featuring Joey Molland and Jonathan Edwards, kicked off on July 11 with dates running up to August 10 in Pompano Beach, FL. There are 22 shows on the schedule.

Bruce, most famous for, “Sunshine of Your Love,” “Strange Brew,” “Politician,” and “White Room,” recorded with Cream, the legendary blues-rock trio he formed with drummer Ginger Baker and guitarist Eric Clapton in July 1966.

As the lead singer of The Animals, Burdon was one of the British Invasion’s most distinctive vocalists with a powerful blues-rock voice. He is best known for The Animals’ classics “The House of the Rising Sun,” “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” “Bring It On Home to Me,” “See See Rider” and “We’ve Gotta Get Out of This Place.”

The Turtles were one of the more fun American pop groups of the 1960s, moving from folk-rock to a sparkling fusion of chamber-pop and straight-ahead good-time pop, are best known for their hits “Happy Together,” “Let Me Be” and “You Baby.”

New York native Melanie Safka is most closely associated with the 1960’s and the era of the “flower power.” Her first single, “Beautiful People,” put her on the music scene. She also had success with her songs “Brand New Key,” “Lay Down” and “Look What They’ve Done To My Song.”

Badfinger was one of the most promising British groups of the late 1960s, and had a string of memorable hit singles including “Come and Get It,” “No Matter What,” “Day After Day” and “Baby Blue.”

Country and folk singer Edwards is best known for his hits “Sunshine,” “Shanty” and “We Need to Be Locked Away.”

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Hippiefest itinerary:
(Dates subject to change)

July 16Los Angeles, CAGreek Theatre
July 17-18San Diego, CAHumphrey’s Concerts By The Bay
July 19Indio, CAFantasy Springs Resort Casino
July 20Grand Prairie, TXNokia Theatre At Grand Prairie
July 22Englewood, COFiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
July 25Toronto, ONTThe Molson Amphitheatre
July 26Kettering, OHFraze Pavilion For The Performing Arts
July 29Philadelphia, PAMann Center For Performing Arts
July 30Vienna, VAFilene Center At Wolf Trap
July 31Westbury, NYCapital One Bank Theatre At Westbury
August 1Gilford, NHMeadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
August 2Clarkston, MIDTE Energy Music Theatre
August 3Bethel, NYBethel Woods Center For The Arts
August 5Englewood, NJBergen Performing Arts Center
August 8Atlanta, GAChastain Park Amphitheatre
August 9Clearwater, FLRuth Eckerd Hall
August 10Pompano Beach, FLPompano Beach Amphitheatre

Last Updated on July 15, 2008 by By Bob Grossweiner & Jane Cohen