Original 1st printing/final state (final lineup/red "Pop Festival" lettering) 17&3/8 x 23" concert/event poster for the 8/31-9/1/1969 New Orleans Pop Festival, held at the Baton Rouge International Raceway in Prairieville, LA.
Art by St. Germain, this version of the poster lists festival participants Canned Heat, Chicago Transit Authority, Janis Joplin, the Byrds, Grateful Dead, Oliver, Iron Butterfly, Country Joe & the Fish, It's A Beautiful Day, Santana, the Youngbloods, Dr. John the Night Tripper and Tyrannosaurus Rex (featuring Marc Bolan), a "Custom Bike Show", "Heavy Fireworks Display" and more. Not listed (but did appear): Jefferson Airplane (with Glen McKay's Headlights), Lee Michaels, Sweetwater, Cat Mother and a host of local acts.
Thin glossy stock poster is in good to very good (B to B/B+) condition; a series of small edge tears along the upper left and right margins (mostly sealed with clear tape on the reverse), a few tiny pin-prick age/mold spots in the lower right quadrant, a few ultra-thin horizontal roll bends, light surface wear (a few soft smudges and a tiny pin-prick hole near the area of the blimps), a few light thin stress bends/pinch dings here and there and a hint of toning, otherwise fine... an overall fine-looking example of the VERY UNCOMMON glossy stock final state NOLA Pop poster.
AWESOME 1st printing 1969 festival poster with a really interesting design and an absolutely unbeatable lineup. Check out the Grateful Dead's set HERE: