Northern California Folk-Rock Festival (1968)

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The Northern California
Folk-Rock Festival I
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Genre Rock, pop, etc.
Dates May 18–19, 1968
Location(s) Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, California
Years active 1968, 1969
Founded by Bob Blodgett

The Northern California Folk-Rock Festival was a music festival held at Family Park[1] in the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose, California, on May 18–19, 1968 and promoted by Bob Blodgett.[2] It was the first of two such festivals held at the venue, being followed by the Northern California Folk-Rock Festival (1969).

The festival featured Country Joe and the Fish, The Animals, Jefferson Airplane, The Doors, Big Brother and the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin, The Youngbloods, The Electric Flag, Kaleidoscope, Taj Mahal, and Ravi Shankar. And although not mentioned in the promotional material, Grateful Dead also performed.[3]

Linda Segul created a poster.[1] Carson-Morris Studios also created a poster featuring Jim Morrison.[2]

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