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Monterey International Pop Festival Celebrates 50 Years – Announces Details About On-Site Art Exhibits

The Monterey International Pop Festival – Celebrating 50 Years announced that the Morrison Hotel Gallery, the international leader in fine art music photography, is now the official gallery for the anniversary celebration. New details of the previously announced art exhibit, “It Happened in Monterey…Music, Love, and Flowers,” have also been revealed.

Morrison Hotel Gallery will be on site of the festival with a pop-up gallery that will have over 50 photographic prints for sale, of the artists that performed at the original Monterey International Pop Festival, June 16, 17, & 18, 1967. Photographer Henry Diltz, Morrison Hotel Gallery co-owner and founder, and one of the key photographers at the original festival will be on site to sign autographs.

A number of photographers represented by Morrison Hotel Gallery, including Jerry de Wilde, Elaine Mayes and Lisa Law who were at the original festival will also be there to celebrate this culturally historic event. All the photographs in this gallery will be for sale.

Throughout the festival weekend, there will also be an art exhibit on-site titled “It Happened in Monterey… Music, Love and Flowers” the exhibit designed by Abbott Miller of Pentagram and developed by Ileen Gallagher of ISG Productions. The exhibition explores the history of the original festival produced by John Phillips and Lou Adler. The exhibit is divided into five sections: Plan, Festival, Film, Charity and Impact. It traces the roots of the festival from 50 years ago all the way to present day. Rare documents and photographs reveal the planning of the festival and an environmental installation shows highlights from the Monterey Pop documentary. Lastly, documents, posters, record albums in the Charity and Impact sections trace the cultural implications of the festival.

The single day schedule for Monterey International Pop Festival – Celebrates 50 Years was announced this week – CLICK HERE to view the daily lineups. The festival begins at 12pm and goes until 11pm daily. 3-Day GA and 3-Day VIP, as well as Single Day General Admission tickets, are currently on sale – CLICK HERE to purchase. Goldenvoice and Another Planet Entertainment will work together with The Monterey International Pop Festival Foundation, which Lou Adler serves as Director.

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