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Back to the Garden offers music lovers a chance to recreate the magic that animated Woodstock, the most famous outdoor concert in music history that unfolded 48 years ago this week.

Taking place Saturday and Sunday, more than 30 acts are slated to perform, including the Marrieds, Newport Electric and Supernatural Buffalo. It all takes place on the family farm of musician Brent Jones, near Dorchester.

“They are some of my closest musical friends,” Jones said of the participating musicians, some of whom will be coming from as far away as Japan and Australia.

And all this for the low, low price of . . . free. That’s right: There is no charge, but participants will be asked to pass a hat at the end of the festival and fill it along the way.

If you can’t make it out to the farm under your own steam, a bus will be leaving the Argyle Mall parking lot at 10 a.m. Sunday, returning 7 p.m. that night to transport concertgoers.

The music begins 6 p.m. Saturday with a sunset concert on a newly refurbished barn stage. Seating is limited for Saturday night, so reserve a ticket by messaging Jones at

And don’t be surprised to see him playing with other acts during the course of the weekend.

“It’ll be very interactive,” he said. “I jump in a lot of different projects.”

If you go

What: Back to the Garden two-day concert

When: Saturday and Sunday

Where: 1681 Hunt Rd., Dorchester


To reserve tickets for Saturday evening’s barn show, email

Interested vendors should contact 

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