On Labor Day weekend 1969, over 120,000 hippies and cowboys came together to watch live performances by Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Chicago, and other big names of the era at the Texas International Pop Festival.

Just two weeks after Woodstock, an open field near Dallas International Motor Speedway staged iconic performances for three days under the Texas sun. Curious locals gawked as Lewisville became flooded with freaks from all over the country spreading peace and free love. Lake Lewisville served as the temporary home to festival-goers who recalled the event as a life-changing experience.

Now, fifty years later, the Denton County Office of History and Culture takes another look at this groundbreaking festival through rare photographs, archival video footage, oral histories, and artifacts that share a glimpse into that unforgettable weekend.

This exhibit runs August 17th – September 28th

Reception to be Friday, September 6th at UNT on the Square from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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  • Starting Saturday, August 17th, 2019, repeated every day until Saturday, September 28, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm


UNT on the Square

109 N Elm
Denton, TX 76201