Woodstock North makes retro cool again, Aug 9-11, 2019

Ottawa musician John Fenton was 17 when he heard about the big festival happening in upstate New York. The lineup featured some of the hottest acts of the late ’60s psychedelic era, from Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix to Santana and the Grateful Dead.

Friends were planning to pile into a van and make the drive from Ottawa to Bethel, N.Y., to attend the Woodstock Music and Art Fair that August weekend. They invited Fenton to join them.

To his lasting regret, his parents nixed the idea.