COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ) — The 50th anniversary celebration of Woodstock could be coming to Maryland.
Howard County officials and the Merriweather Post Pavilion are in negotiations to bring the event to Merriweather next month.READ MORE: COVID In Maryland: Over 1.5K New Cases, Positivity Rate Up
Organizers had originally hoped to hold the event in Watkins Glen, New York, and then in the Town of Vernon. Permits for both locations were rejected.
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball made the argument that Columbia would be a perfect location for the iconic concert.READ MORE: Baltimore County Leaders Propose Record Investment In Schools Ahead Of New School Year
“We’re a place that supports and celebrates arts and culture, and so this will celebrate arts and culture and history and be a place where all throughout Columbia, all throughout Howard County, throughout the region can come and celebrate a piece of history,” Ball said.
A number of media outlets, including the New York Times, have reported the deal has been finalized.MORE NEWS: Couple Find Human Foot In West Baltimore Dumpster, Police Say
The original lineup of performers included The Killers, Miley Cyrus, Jay Z, Imagine Dragons, Dead and Company and Chance the Rapper, among others.