Let's take a trip back to July 23rd, 1999. In Rome, music fans were packed on the former Griffiss Airforce Base for Woodstock '99. Let's take a trip to July 23rd, 2016. Country music fans will be flooding to the Utica Rome Speedway for this year's Wild West FrogFest and Rodeo. 

Woodstock '99 ran from July 22nd – July 25th back in 1999.  Approximately 200,000 people attended the festival. If you were in Rome that weekend, it was a weekend filled with traveling music fans, and the city completely flooded with people. I personally remember our home turned into a hotel with my parents friends from out of state staying for the weekend. Despite the last day of the festival leaving a bad taste in the mouth by many, for the most part, it was one heck of a weekend.

On July 23rd 1999, you would have found music from Moe, The Roots, and of course Sheryl Crow. Here's her performance from that day:

 

Coming up on July 23rd 2016, we are bringing Central New York's largest party to the Utica Rome Speedway. Wild West FrogFest and Rodeo, presented by White’s Farm Supply, will feature an all new rodeo with Double M Rode, music from Montgomery Gentry, Eric Paslay and Lindsay Ell, along with music from our local favorites The Beadle Brothers and Lonesome Dove.


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