Laurel Pop Festival

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Laurel Pop Festival
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GenreRock, pop, etc.
DatesJuly 11–12, 1969
Location(s)Laurel, MD
United States
Years active1969

The Laurel Pop Festival was a music festival held at the Laurel Race Course in Laurel, Maryland on July 11–12, 1969.


The festival featured Buddy Guy, Al Kooper, Jethro Tull, Johnny Winter, Edwin Hawkins and Led Zeppelin (on July 11); and Jeff Beck, Ten Years After, Sly and the Family Stone, The Mothers of Invention, Savoy Brown and The Guess Who (on July 12).[1]

Despite its line-up of top flight acts, the festival remains unheralded and somewhat forgotten. It took place one month before Woodstock.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Laurel Pop Festival".
  2. ^ Tani, Maxwell (2015-01-12). "Did Led Zeppelin Play A Maryland Youth Center In 1969? Jeff Krulik Thinks So". Bandwidth. WAMU.