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The Museum At Bethel Woods To Honor Jimi Hendrix September 18 September 15, 2010

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Bethel, NY—On Saturday, September 18, 2010, The Museum at Bethel Woods will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the passing of Woodstock legend Jimi Hendrix with a simple, solemn tribute honoring his life and music.

Flowers will be placed at the monument marking the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, while a special mix of Hendrix music will play in the museum lobby. Guests are invited to visit The Museum to reflect on his life, music and legacy.

As one of the most influential and groundbreaking artists of the Sixties, Jimi Hendrix is featured prominently in the Museum’s permanent exhibit in audio, video and photographic installations. Hendrix, considered by many the greatest guitarist of all time, headlined the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, delivering one of the most groundbreaking performances in rock history to close the festival, with his virtuosic improvisation of “The Star Spangled Banner”.

The Museum at Bethel Woods, part of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, is an immersive and captivating multi-media experience that combines film and interactive displays, text panels and artifacts to tell the story of the Sixties and Woodstock. Located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair, it explores the unique experience of the Woodstock festival, its significance as a culminating event of a decade of radical cultural transformation, and the legacy of the Sixties and Woodstock today.

Guests can also enjoy artifacts, new images, a video compilation of rare Woodstock footage, interviews, home video, and live music audio from the festival in special exhibit Collecting Woodstock: Recent Museum Acquisitions, on display thru January 2, 2011.

The Museum is now operating under its Fall schedule, open Thursday through Sunday from 10:00am until 5:00pm. Museum tickets are sold until 3:30pm. For more information, please visit http://www.BethelWoodsCenter.org

About Bethel Woods Center for the Arts:
The not-for-profit Bethel Woods Center for the Arts’ mission is to enrich, promote and improve the quality of life in our community through culture, education, history and the arts. Located approximately 90 miles from New York City at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY, the state-of-the-art 15,000-capacity outdoor performing arts venue, intimate 400-seat Event Gallery, and award-winning Museum at Bethel Woods are set within a bucolic 2,000 acre campus. Bethel Woods offers a diverse selection of popular artists, culturally-rich performances, educational and community programs, including the annual Harvest Festival, which broaden exposure to history and the arts, while fostering community collaboration and outreach. Visit http://www.BethelWoodsCenter.org for more information

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