Sunday, September 5, 2010

Party Bus to Crosby, Stills and Nash Concert

On Tuesday, August 31, at 2:45 p.m., more than 50 lucky people climbed aboard Woodstock’s first ever (sold-out!) Party Bus to Bethel. This was the premiere in a series of joint ventures planned between the Woodstock Chamber and Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Those on the luxury Tonche Transit bus to Bethel were served delicious hors d’oeuvres catered by Ray Carucci, Chamber board member. The 90-minute ride also featured a DVD of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Fair, as well as food and drinks brought from home. Just before arriving at Bethel, concert-goers were officially greeted by Chamber president Joyce Beymer, who was aboard the luxury coach along with several other Chamber board members.

The party bus was met at Bethel Woods by Jodi Kane, Manager of Group Sales; Wade Lawrence, Director of The Museum; and Rosie Vergilio, Director of Marketing. Those with tickets for The Museum were ushered in, and others who preferred to picnic were directed to a lovely area with reserved tables. Soon it was time for the concert—with the legendary David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash. What fabulous performances by the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers! Those guys are not resting on their laurels. Were we dancing in the aisles? You bet!

Afterwards the Woodstockers strolled over to their bus and were given a priority exit from the Bethel grounds. Ray served up his tasty Life Is Good brownies on the trip home, and everyone enjoyed the hassle-free return to Woodstock. (The bus arrived back at least an hour before those traveling by car.) What a great experience! Turns out it is easy being green.

Stay tuned here for alerts about upcoming excursions being planned by the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce & Arts. For more, including info about bus trips from Bethel to Woodstock, contact

~Julia Blelock