Is Neil Young Really Coming to Marion?
Legendary rocker and activist Neil Young is rumored to be coming to perform at a local non-profit organization's Woodstock-themed benefit concert on August 18 at Marion's Lowe Park.
Artisan's Sanctuary released details of the singer's appearance at "Woodstock Revisited" and word quickly spread with the Gazette and other news organizations reporting the almost unbelievable story of Neil hearing of the event on Twitter and responding that he would participate.
Following up on the news, the Gazette reported a few discrepancies, most notably that the appearance is not (yet) listed on Neil Young's official website, the email address given has not responded to various inquiries, and a website referenced does not exist.
According to Artisan's Sanctuary about 650 tickets have already been sold to the event. Regardless whether Neil Young appears or not, "Woodstock Revisited" sounds like a cool event.
The festival has several other bands on the day's lineup, including Zoot & Newt Band, Boy-Scout Hippies, Moving Target, Beaker Brothers and Winterland.
"Woodstock Revisited" will also feature food and art vendors. It is scheduled from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday August 18 at Lowe Park in Marion.
We'll keep you posted on any new developments we get.