Woodstock travels back to the ’80s this weekend
by Michelle Baruchman
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A crowd of more than 8,000 is expected this Saturday in Woodstock for The Molly Ringwalds. Here, a concert last year draws a large crowd to the Park at City Center. <br> Special to the Tribune
A crowd of more than 8,000 is expected this Saturday in Woodstock for The Molly Ringwalds. Here, a concert last year draws a large crowd to the Park at City Center.
Special to the Tribune
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WOODSTOCK — A crowd of more than 8,000 people is expected to pack into the Park at City Center Saturday night for the Woodstock Concert Series.

This summer will mark 17 seasons of the series, which has brought thousands of people free music from notable bands including The Lovin’ Spoonful and The Marshall Tucker Band.

 This weekend, ’80s tribute band The Molly Ringwalds will take the stage for the second concert of the 2014 season.

Sponsored by the city of Woodstock and Northside Hospital-Cherokee, the series brought Joe Diffie, with opening act The Thomas Foundation Band, back in May.

 Marybeth Stockdale, special events coordinator for the city of Woodstock Parks and Recreations Department, said decreased turnout for the previous concert was probably due to weather.

“The last one was a little tough because we had rain and heavy clouds all day long and I think it scared some people off,” she said. “I believe we probably had about 5,000 people that came out.”

 For this upcoming concert, Stockdale said she is anticipating a large crowd.

 “We’re having The Molly Ringwalds, and they consider themselves to be the world’s greatest ‘80s experience,” she said. “Everyone enjoys the ’80s whether you’re a teenager or you’re in your 60s. They dress in costume and play everything from rock and roll to country to pop. They are very entertaining and involve the crowd in everything they do. We’ve even had people tell us they’re dressing up in their favorite ’80s clothes.”

 All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and Foxes and Fossils Band is set to be the opening act.

 Before the music, Stockdale said Colby Family Chiropractic will sponsor activities such as a hula hoop and cup-stacking competition.

The Jets will be performing July 12 in Woodstock as part of the series with opening act Half City.



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