NJ Woodstock tribute offers evidence that cover bands are taking over the world

Anyone who keeps a close eye on bookings at New Jersey music venues, as I do, will have noticed that over the past few years, cover bands are becoming more prevalent than ever, on even the state’s biggest stages. Fittingly, perhaps, even the three-day Let It All Hang Out Fest, a Woodstock 50th anniversary celebration planned for Aug. 23-25 at the Waterloo Concert Fields in Stanhope, is dominated by cover bands.