On June 16 to June 18, 1967, the Monterey Pop Festival hosted the first major public appearance of Janis Joplin. Held in Monterey, CA, hundreds of thousands of people attended the festival to kick-start the loric “Summer of Love.” Janis Joplin shared the stage with Otis Redding, The Who, Jimi Hendrix and others to launch a counter-culture movement unlike any other seen in America.
In the spirit of that epic 3-day rock concert (and to kick-start ZACH’s Summer of Love), the LOVE, JANIS band stopped by KUT 90.5 studios here in Austin during the 22nd anniversary of the festival to spread the love of Janis Joplin’s music with Eklektikos host John Aielli.
Excerpts from the broadcast will be played all month on KUT 90.5, and the station is releasing a podcast this week of the performance. Check back with ZACH’s blog for updates and links to the radio show, and remember to stop by ZACH Theatre to see it all live!
Monterey Pop Festival anniversary performances are being held tonight (6/17/09) and tomorrow (6/18/09), and tickets for tonight’s performance are only $20. Call (512) 476-0541, x1 to reserve your seats or purchase tickets online.