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Rock Docs: Monterey Pop with World Cafe Live

Thursday, December 8, 2016

6 pm   World Cafe Live "Summer of Love" party with Old Soul Revival at the Museum
7 pm   Film screening (USA, 1968, 78 min.)

Join us for a cinematic celebration of the rock and roll revolution of the '60s and '70s with its flower power, youth, and psychedelic music, through these classic concert docs. Curated by longtime film critic for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Carrie Rickey.

Before there was Woodstock, there was Monterey Pop. The three-day festival held in 1967 in California brought together tens of thousands of people who had the chance to see legendary artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Simon & Garfunkel, and The Grateful Dead live on stage. The documentary, directed by D.A. Pennebaker, “both musically and visually so powerfully distills its historic moment — lava lamp and strobe effects, love beads, and yes, flowers in the hair — that you can practically smell the patchouli and peppermint, feel the velour and suede. This is 1967. And may it never end.” (Carrie Rickey) Unrated.

$15 General admission
Includes access to the special exhibition

Presented in partnership with World Cafe Live in conjunction with the special exhibition Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution. 

Related Programming:
Wednesday, November 30         Rock Docs: The Last Waltz with WXPN

Image caption: Monterey Pop film poster


We are a mixture of some of the best and hardest working musicians in the Philadelphia area specializing in a mashup concept, fusing the music of The Allman Brothers Band and The Grateful Dead. Each of us has multiple projects currently both original and not, but have formed a bond here with some of our favorite and most influential music, paying close attention to detail of all of the original music, while also incorporating the fire of our own improvisational musical contributions to create a very tangible symbiotic experience between the band and the listeners. There is nothing like coming back to pay homage to the music that inspired us all to play. In 2015 alone we have played the Ardmore Music Hall, The 8x10, Gypsy Sally's, Tellus360, World Cafe Live, Penn's Peak at Jim Thorpe, The Abraham Lincoln Hotel, and have shared bills with, Pink Talking Fish, Butch Trucks Freight Train Band, The Ron Holloway Band, Holly Bowling, The Cris Jacobs Band, Dead Phish Orchestra, Alan Paul's Big In China with Ron Holloway as special guest, Splintered Sunlight, Good Lovin Jam Band, Andy Mowatt's Steely Jam and more...

Event type:Films & Filmmakers