The Minnesota Veterans Home in Silver Bay will host "Feelin Alright! A Tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock," featuring Pat Surface and The Boundary Water Boys, on July 16.
The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Spiritwood Forget Me Not Foundation of Ely.
The public is also welcome to an ice cream social, weather permitting. Bring lawn chairs. .
The show is a celebration of the timeless music and beloved artists of the 1960s that played at Woodstock in 1969. "Feelin Alright" is a variety show featuring Woodstock trivia, humor and prizes.
Pat Surface is a singer-songwriter and leader of The Boundary Water Boys. Born in St. Paul, he was abandoned to the foster care system and adopted at age 2 into a family with a music and show business legacy that dates back to William Boyd. Surface is the owner of the record label Spiritwood Music of The Boundary Waters.
"We are very excited about this show," Donna Surface, the concert's sign language performance artist and director of the Spiritwood Foundation, said in a news release. "I worked for Michael Lang, the producer of Woodstock, in New York City, and experienced first-hand the spectacle of Woodstock from behind the scenes. I met many of the rock stars that performed at Woodstock, and was deeply immersed in the culture and the music of that era.
"This show is not just about the music, but the back-stories of what became a phenomenon that could never be duplicated," Donna Surface said.
The Spiritwood Foundation was created in 2004 by the Surfaces when Donna lost her father, Rocco Michael Passaretti, to Alzheimer's disease. Its mission is to raise not only awareness regarding Alzheimer’s, but critical funds that support community organizations, programs and facilities working with the afflicted and their families.
For more information, call Joyce Scott at 218-353-8704 or visit spiritwoodfoundation.com.