Fifty years after Woodstock, anniversary celebrations, films, music and books about it demonstrate that the spirit of the festival is alive and flourishing. George Weremchuk, a saxophonist and associate professor of music in the School of Performing Arts, teaches UCF’s popular “Survey of Rock Music” course, which includes Woodstock in its curriculum.

“It was a once-in-a-lifetime event,” Weremchuk says. “They try to duplicate it, and you just can’t fabricate it. Everything just kind of came into balance.” The location was ideal, the lineup was incredible and it was strikingly peaceful for such a massively attended event.

Read 5 Things You Might Not Know About Woodstock on UCF Today.

Weremchuk was invited to present on the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival by the Orange County Library System. Join him to learn more about the history of the festival at the downtown branch of the Orlando Public Library on Thursday, Aug. 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the Albertson Room. Registration is encouraged.