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Unless Michael Lang can pull a multi-millionaire out of a hat, his Woodstock 50th anniversary concert is off. The investors fronting the money for the event have pulled out. The 3 day event that had been scheduled to coincide with the original festival's August dates had been on shaky ground from the start due to criticism over many acts included in or excluded from the lineup, as well as the decision to stage it nearly 150 miles away from the original site. Live Nation, the concert promoting giant, had given early indications it would stage a multi-day event on the original grounds but scaled it back to a few concerts at the Bethel Woods amphitheater adjacent to the 1969 site that it has a booking relationship with. One event that's still taking place - and as far as we're concerned had a better lineup than Lang's to begin with is Mountain Jam, the multi-day concert Warren Haynes of the Allman Brothers Band and Gov't Mule curated at Hunter Mountain over the last decade +. It has relocated to the Bethel Woods site this June and Haynes is organizing Woodstock tribute sets on each of it's days.