Jimi Hendrix DVD Release Party in Seattle

[submitted by Katie]

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Coming up on September 13, the Jimi Hendrix legacy will be releasing his entire performance from Woodstock. As such, there will be a really cool Q&A session followed by a screening of the DVD at Experience Music Project in Seattle the following day, September 14. If I lived in Seattle, I would get my Bumbershoot tickets today (tomorrow they go up to the normal ticket price) and check out this DVD screening a couple weeks after. Good stuff. The official release follows…

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 23, 2005–Were they experienced? When it comes to Jimi Hendrix’s famous performance at Woodstock, the answer is yes…and if you’ve ever wondered what Jimi was thinking after playing the National Anthem at Woodstock, then this is your chance to ask Billy Cox, the bass player who shared the stage with Hendrix at the legendary Woodstock music festival, and Eddie Kramer, who recorded the Woodstock festival and also served as Hendrix’s long-time recording engineer, who will be on hand at Experience Music Project Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. when EMP and Experience Hendrix celebrates the release of “Jimi Hendrix: Live at Woodstock (Deluxe Edition)” in the museum’s JBL Theater.

The event will honor the two-disc DVD that captures what is perhaps Hendrix’s most famous performance — the set that closed out Woodstock in 1969.

Cox and Kramer will host an exclusive question-and-answer session with audience members following a screening of the film on the theater’s big screen.

“We are extremely pleased to make available one of Jimi’s most legendary performances with this special DVD,” states Janie Hendrix, president and chief executive officer of Experience Hendrix. “We look forward to working together with EMP on this event and know that Jimi’s fans will be thrilled to meet and speak with both Billy Cox and Eddie Kramer.”

“Jimi Hendrix: Live At Woodstock (Deluxe Edition)” features all of the existing film footage from Jimi’s celebrated festival performance, including never-before-seen versions of “Foxy Lady,” “Hey Joe” and “Spanish Castle Magic.” Also among the extras included on the second disc of the set is previously unseen black-and-white video concert footage, a Hendrix press conference held two weeks after his performance and a documentary about the master’s “Road to Woodstock.”

As many fans might not already know, Hendrix’s performance, which was scheduled to close Woodstock on Sunday night over the festival, was delayed until Monday morning due to delays and inclement weather. This set was highlighted by Hendrix’s remarkable version of the “Star-Spangled Banner,” which is included on the DVD.

Tickets for the release party will go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 23, for EMP members and Thursday, Aug. 25, for the general public at the museum’s box office. Screening/Q&A ticket (no autographed DVD) is $7 for members; $10 for non-members. Ticket price with signed DVD is $30 for members; $35 for non-members. There will be limited seating for the event.

About Experience Music Project

Experience Music Project (EMP) is a 21st century museum dedicated to the exploration of creativity and innovation in popular music. By blending interpretative, interactive exhibits with cutting-edge technology, EMP strives to capture and reflect the essence of rock ‘n’ roll, its roots in jazz, soul, gospel, country and the blues, as well as rock music’s influence on hip-hop, punk and other recent genres.

Patrons can make their own music, see and learn about rare artifacts and memorabilia from EMP’s collection of more than 80,000 items, explore various musical milestones within unique interpretive exhibits and feel the power of the creative force by listening to musicians tell their own stories.

Founded by investor and philanthropist Paul G. Allen, under the direction of co-founder Jody Patton and designed by architect Frank O. Gehry, the 140,000-square-foot multi-colored and “swoopy” museum rises up in the heart of Seattle at Seattle Center and provides visitors a musical experience unparalleled anywhere in the world. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, EMP is online at emplive.com.

Thanks for the tip, Katie!