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Fourth annual Hippiefest to bring peace, love and happiness to area
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Posted: 2012 Aug 17 - 00:16

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DAYTONA BEACH - Be a "Hippie" for a day this summer as The Peabody presents the fourth annual Hippiefest Friday, Aug. 24, with a family-fun street festival at 4 p.m. followed by a star-studded concert at 7:30 p.m.

Put on tie-dye and have some fun this summer during the Hippiefest Street Festival on Auditorium Boulevard in front of the Peabody Auditorium. There will be live music, food/beverage/merchandise vendors and so much more. This street festival is free and open to everyone.

The concert will kick off at The Peabody in Daytona Beach with a lineup that features '60s and '70s greats: Johnny Winter Band, Mountain's Leslie West, Edgar Winter Band, Rick Derringer, Savoy Brown's Kim Simmonds.

Two of this year's Hippiefest featured bands were part of Woodstock, the most legendary lineup in history.

Johnny Winter Band and Mountain's Leslie West were two of the hottest and most diverse collection of bands of 1969, creating a playlist that would forever shape music to come. The American music scene of the era was defined by this music festival, and what is now known as world music stemmed from the diversity of performers that played at Woodstock.

John Dawson "Johnny" Winter III is best known for his late-1960s and 1970s high-energy blues-rock albums and live performances. Mr. Winter also produced three Grammy Award-winning albums for blues legend Muddy Waters. Since his time with Mr. Waters, Mr. Winter has recorded several Grammy-nominated blues albums and continues to tour extensively. In 1988, he was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and in 2003, he was ranked 74th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."

Mountain was born out of the '60s music explosion. They are one of those rare bands in the past 30 years that can be credited with forging a style and sound that would forever change the face of rock music. Works include "Mississippi Queen," "Nantucket Sleighride," "Theme From an Imaginary Western," "Never in My Life," "Blood of the Sun," and "Dreams of Milk and Honey." Mountain produced three gold albums and created one of the most recognized rock tunes in this genre, "Mississippi Queen."

Hippiefest captures the spirit of Woodstock and other great music festivals of the era.

Tickets for the Hippiefest concert can be purchased at The Peabody Box Office, 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach, through TicketMaster by calling (800) 982-ARTS, online at www.TicketMaster.com, or at any Ticketmaster outlet. And now, tickets may also be purchased at any local WalMart store in the electronics department. Tickets start at $39 plus applicable service fees.

For additional show information, call (386) 671-3460 or go to www.PeabodyAuditorium.com.

For group discounts of 10 or more, call (386) 671-3469.

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