|The Northern California
Folk-Rock Festival I
|Genre||Rock, pop, etc.|
|Dates||May 18-19, 1968|
|Location(s)||Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, California|
|Years active||1968, 1969|
|Founded by||Bob Blodgett|
The Northern California Folk-Rock Festival was a music festival held at Family Park in the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose, California, on May 18-19, 1968 and promoted by Bob Blodgett. It was the first of two such festivals held at the venue, being followed by the Northern California Folk-Rock Festival (1969).
The festival featured Country Joe and the Fish, The Animals, Jefferson Airplane, The Doors, Big Brother and the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin, The Youngbloods, The Electric Flag, Kaleidoscope, Taj Mahal, and Ravi Shankar. And although not mentioned in the promotional material, Grateful Dead also performed.