Jazz Fest

50th Anniversary of The Summer of Love!

It’s been widely reported in this blog that Vintage Concert Posters have been receiving continuous and widespread recognition and exposure at major museum exhibits around the world over the past few years.

This exposure has added a major source of legitimacy to these amazing artworks and has resulted in a huge increase in the number of people that are now collecting these posters.

All of this will be DWARFED by the international exposure that is now, suddenly, just weeks away. Beginning on January 1st, the world will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The Summer of Love. The city of San Francisco is planning a YEAR LONG CELEBRATION, with no less than 3 major museum exhibits, multiple custom tours, and countless musical events.

In addition, on June 16-18, 2017, there will be a 3 day Monterey Pop Festival to commemorate and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Monterey Pop Festival, the first and hugely important commercial rock festival held in The United States.

The Monterey Pop Festival to be held this summer is the culmination of a separate 5 month celebration to be held May- September, 2017 in the City of Monterey!

In addition, there is sure to be major worldwide television, newspaper and magazine coverage of these events, as well as historical retrospectives of the 1967 Summer of Love.

In short, expect for the whole world to have a case of “Sixties Mania”, that is sure to influence the sights, sounds and fashions of the coming year. (We previously reported that Nike released a new shoe with graphics of 1960’s Concert Posters).

We have tirelessly reported on the lollapalooza effects that have taken the market for Vintage Concert posters by storm, 1)Incredible beauty, 2)Extreme Rarity, 3)Ridiculously Cheap Prices, and very critically, 4) Unsurpassed Historical Importance.

How many collectibles can you name that enjoy an entire year of celebration and publicity? All of this is not theoretical, or destined to happen at some indefinite point in the future. It’s all happening NOW and will continue to accelerate the rate of change we are currently seeing in this fast moving and exciting marketplace!

As a reader of this blog, we implore you to use the information you have NOW, while YOU ARE STILL WAY AHEAD OF THE CURVE. Use the coming weeks and months to start or add to your collection while supply is still available and prices are still affordable. You’ll be glad you did!

To learn more about San Francisco’s year long celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Summer of Love, click here >>

To Learn more about the 2017 Monterey Pop Festival and 5 month Celebration, click here >>


Back from the Fest.

I just returned from the fortieth anniversary of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Jazz Fest is perhaps the greatest combination of food, music and good times available at a music festival. That combined with the Crescent city as a backdrop, provides an incomparable experience. I witnessed wonderful performances by Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt, Doc Watson, Solomon Burke, Emmylou Harris , and the Neville Brothers to name a few. I wanted to thank the friends of PAE who joined us for our reception at the Ritz Carlton. It was nice to meet with folks who share our passion for concert poster art and live music. I kept holding out hope that Neil Young ( his gleaming vintage tour bus parked out front), who was also staying at the Ritz, would somehow appear for a drink.

Not only is Jazz Fest a source for a top shelf eclectic gumbo of music, but the festival organizers have been producing a wonderful series of posters for several years.The Jazz Fest poster was first produced in 1975, and in recent years has featured portraits of New Orleans' musical royalty . This years edition featured an image of Allen Toussaint and was created by New Orleans artist James Michalopoulos. The Congo Square poster was introduced in 1979. This year the Congo Square poster showed an image of one of thebest young emerging New Orleans musicians today, Trombone Shorty.

The Jazz Fest poster is a terrific example of limited run posters that are currently being produced. Posters, although still being used to advertise live musical events, are more predominantly being sold in a commercial vein. Today's poster artists are using all of the modern printing techniques & papers that are available to them. Although the posters are beautiful and collectible (I have several Jazz Fest posters myself) they will never have the scarcity or the potential value that vintage 1960's concert posters have. Any poster that is manufactured as a collectible rarely has the qualities that grace them with the high pedigree of the psychedelic concert poster.

You're Invited to Party with PAE at Jazz Fest 2009!

Psychedelic Art Exchange is pleased to announce that we will once again be hosting our annual "Psychedelic Saloon" on Saturday, May,2nd, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New Orleans, La., from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. We look forward to meeting our many friends from both here and abroad that will be descending upon the Crescent City for the premier musical event of the year.

The festivities will take place at The French Quarter Bar, located on the third floor of The Ritz Carlton Hotel.

We look forward to meeting you personally, and sharing our mutual passion for the most exciting collectibles market in the world today!

See you there