Return to Woodstock

with Founder Joel Rosenman '63!

The Princeton Club of Hilton Head welcomes Joel Rosenman’63
Wednesday, May 11, 5:00 PM ET

Founder of Woodstock – one of the world’s most significant music gatherings and a cultural touchstone for a generation.
Founder of the Footnotes -the Annual Concert is one of Hilton Head‘s most significant music gatherings.

Joel Rosenman '63

Joel Rosenman grew up on Long Island, NY and attended Princeton University, where as a freshman in 1959 co-founded the Footnotes a cappella group.


He conceived and co-created the Woodstock Festival in 1969. Rosenman thought of the idea for the three-day concert when he and business partner John Roberts were evaluating a proposal from Michael Lang and Artie Kornfeld for a recording studio in upstate New York. The four went on to create the event. Rosenman and Roberts are the co-authors of Making Woodstock, originally published as Young Men with Unlimited Capital, a non-fiction account of their exploits as producers of Woodstock.