The Sixth Annual Big Sur Folk Festival in 1969

One of the coolest things about the internet is when long-running magazines digitize their old articles and post them online. Such is the case with this Rolling Stone article on the sixth annual Big Sur Folk Festival held at the Esalen Institute over the weekend of September 13-14, 1969. Here’s what Rolling Stone’s Jerry Hopkins had to say about the event in his coverage from October 18, 1969:

Big Sur, Calif.—Some of the finest folk singers and musicians in the world positioned themselves on the edge of some of America’s most glorious scenery for a farewell to summer and a celebration of nonviolence in mid-September. It was the sixth annual Big Sur Folk Festival, one of the season’s smallest (in attendance) and loveliest (in mood). In contrast to many other festivals held this past summer, perhaps only 10,000 or 15,000 attended the two-day event and unlike what happened at last year’s Big Sur gathering, there was no police rousting of festival celebrants as they camped along the shoulder of California’s magnificent State Highway 1… read more >

Big Sur Folk Festival 1969 Vintage Men’s T-Shirt

More Gourmet Blogage

Pioneer Chicken

This is an excerpt from the The Last Pioneer: A savage journey to the heart of the greasy-as-hell, California fast-food dream. “By 1987, Pioneer was

Read More »

from the shop

check out more designs in the shop »

Drop your email addy to subscribe to our occasional newsletter with a few blog posts, new designs, and even coupon codes and deals.

Starcourt Mall

Ah, the shopping mall: It’s a dying beacon of ’80s consumerism, the inspiration for legions of ruin photography and films, and now, improbably, the star

Read More »
Psyne Co.