The Candyman Strings & Things Celebrates the 50th Anniversary with a 1969 Festival

50th Anniversary celebration benefits Soldier Songs and Voices and The Candyman Scholarship Fund

The one-day music festival will be held on Sunday, September 22, at the Santa Fe Brewing Company’s The Bridge, at 37 Fire Place Santa Fe, NM. This event is FREE and open to all ages, so long as minors are accompanied by a parent/guardian. There will be a variety of musical acts on Santa Fe Brewing Company’s outdoor stage, emceed by non-other than KBAC 98.1 Radio Free Santa Fe’s, Lisa C., from 12:30pm to 6:00pm.

There will also be amazing food trucks and beverages provided by SFBC, a donation station, a silent auction, vendor booths and interactive activities throughout the day. From 6:00pm to 9:00pm, there will be a tribute to the legendary Woodstock concert and will showcase songs from 1969’s original Woodstock Festival, performed by some of Santa Fe and New Mexico’s most loved musicians. This grand finale is sure to bring home the nostalgia, thus tying together a day of Peace, Love, and Music!

There will also be an inclusive drum circle with Santa Fe’s favorite drum teacher, Mark Clark, a kids play area and instrument petting zoo, Do-it-Yourself craft booths such as tie dye shirts, flower crowns, hippie head bands, and hula hoops, artist booths providing henna tattoos and face painting, vendor booths, raffle giveaways, silent auction and a 60’s costume contest with local celebrity judges Actress/Casting Director, Sheryl Roberts, Musician/Producer, Jono Manson, and Santa Fe Brewing Company’s Pepe Loco!

The Festival will not only celebrate The Candyman’s 50th year of making lives better through music, but its mission is to also raise much needed funds for two deserving beneficiaries, The Candyman Scholarship Fund, supporting and assisting lower-income music students with access to musical programs, and Soldiers Songs and Voices, a local non-profit serving US military veterans and their families through a creative arts for recovery program, as a form of post-conflict care.

The Candyman Strings & Things is New Mexico’s premier full-line music store and a welcoming music hub and education center serving people from all walks of life; from families to professional musicians, and everyone in between. Winning the prestigious NAMM Dealer of the Year Award (the best music store in 104 countries!), The Candyman also offers an instrument rental program as well as repair and commercial sound installation services.