Toddstock II v6.5 at Nottoway Plantation - June 2013

 


Accommodations & Reservations      Nottoway Plantation & Resort      Todd Rundgren

 
 

On June 17-22, 2013,  renowned multi-faceted artist Todd Rundgren will celebrate his 65th birthday (June 22) with family, friends and fans at Toddstock II v6.5, held at the historic Nottoway Plantation & Resort in White Castle, Louisiana.  Nottoway, the South's largest remaining antebellum mansion, is situated on a stunning plantation estate nestled between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana.

“By popular demand, the summer solstice bacchanal known as Toddstock will descend like locusts upon the unsuspecting landscape,” says Rundgren. “This year, we target an innocent Louisiana plantation a stone's throw from New Orleans. Come while the week away in the heart of Dixie.”

Toddstock II v6.5 will offer fans a rare opportunity to spend quality time with Rundgren and enjoy nightly musical jam sessions while relaxing on Nottoway’s vast 22 acres on the Great Mississippi River Road in the heart of Louisiana’s historic plantation country.  The 2008 inaugural Toddstock festival celebrating Todd’s 60th birthday was held on his property on Kauai, with hundreds of fans from around the globe camped out for the week-long event.

Todd explains what attendees can expect at Toddstock II v6.5: “We're hoping that our more centralized location will allow 'Stockers to contribute infrastructure of their own devising -- tents are cool, but kissing booths are cooler! Bring your own sushi bar! Go nuts!”

Toddstock II v6.5 attendees may choose from a variety of accommodations at Nottoway, including beautifully renovated historic Mansion rooms and the deluxe hotel rooms of the Cottages and Carriage House. Every room features luxurious amenities and modern conveniences, such as wireless internet access and flat-screen TVs. The Elysian grounds include a swimming pool and cabana, tennis courts, and fitness center, and several acres will be designated exclusively for tent camping during Toddstock II v6.5. 

In addition to enjoying leisure time on the expansive Nottoway grounds, optional excursions such as plantation tours, swampboat tours, riverboat tours, golf, and historical tours of Baton Rouge and New Orleans will also be available.

www.nottoway.com            225-545-2730

 

 


PLEASE NOTE! 
If you want to rent a tent Air Conditioning unit, you must reserve it by May 17!
(see below)


All rooms at Nottoway and the Best Western in Plaquemine have sold out. 

At Nottoway, we have TENT SPACES AVAILABLE for $799 per person for those bringing your own tent. This includes a Toddstock 2 v6.5 Pass which gives you full access to all the meals, open bars and the week's activities with Todd.  You may also have a portable Air Conditioning in your tent:

  • PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONING UNITS are available for your tent for $200 for the week.

  • Reservations for an Air Conditioning unit MUST be made by May 17 to ensure that one is saved for you.

  • Contact Jennifer at:  jenniferd@nottoway.com  /  225-545-2730 .

You may also book rooms elsewhere on your own Click here for a list of hotels closest to Nottoway.  However, you can also select any other nearby hotel.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must still make a reservation of the event, for $799 per person, in order to obtain your Toddstock pass for entry into all on-site events.  

Toddstock 2 v6.5 Pass includes:

  • 6 Breakfasts

  • 6 Dinners

  • 6 two-hour Open-Bar Happy Hours (one each night)

  • Access to all of the week's on-site Toddstock events and activities with Todd

  • All tax and gratuities included


Tent /Camping Accommodations:  

  • We will have a special area of our beautiful grounds set aside for you to camp out with your tent, complete with a rows of oak trees.  Electrical outlets will be available as well.  Click for photo.
     

  • Portable Air Conditioning Units are available for your tent for $200 for the week. Reservations for a tent air conditioning unit MUST be made by May 17 to ensure that one is saved for you.
     

  • We will have one deluxe trailer with 6 bathrooms and sinks and one deluxe trailer with 7 showers and sinks for the use of guests who are camping.
     

  • Tent accommodations include a 6-Day Toddstock Pass which provides daily access to all activities including breakfast, dinner, a nightly 2-hour open-bar happy hour and all the week's on-site activities with Todd.
     

  • Tent Price: 
    -  Per Person Tent Accommodations           $ 799.00
     

  • RV Information:  There are spaces for RVs but you must call in advance and make a reservation.  Please be aware that there are NO utilities for RVs.  However, there is a gas station 4 miles away for those running RV generators.

    RV Price: 
    -  RV space on Nottoway grounds              $   20.00 per day
    -  Per person Toddstock pass                      $ 799.00
    Includes access to all activities plus breakfast, dinner and a 2-hour open-bar happy hour each day
     

  • For Tent Camping and RV reservations, contact Jennifer at Nottoway:  jenniferd@nottoway.com  /  225-545-2730. 
     


Nearby Hotels:

You may also book rooms elsewhere on your own with the following hotels or any other nearby hotel you wish.  PLEASE NOTE:  You must still make a reservation of the event, for $799 per person, in order to obtain your Toddstock pass for entry into all on-site events.  

  • Comfort Suites
    Westport Drive, Port Allen, Louisiana  70767
    Phone:  225-343-4300|

  • Port Allen Holiday Inn Express
    2860 North Westport Drive, Port Allen, Louisiana  70767
    Phone:  225-343-9967

  • Best Western Plantation Inn Donaldsonville
    2179 Highway 70, Donaldsonville, Louisiana 70346
    Phone:  225-746-9050

 


Multiple Occupant Room Rate:

  • If you know someone who already has a room reservation at Nottoway and can make arrangements with them, we have added a special per-person rate for any room shared by 3 or 4 people.
     

  • Price: 
    -  Per Person Triple or Quad Occupancy             $  949.00

    Includes 6-Day Toddstock Pass which provides daily access to all activities including breakfast, dinner and a 2-hour open-bar happy hour.

     

  • For additions and changes to existing Nottoway room reservations, contact:  Jennifer at  jenniferd@nottoway.com  /  225-545-2730. 
     


6-Day Toddstock Pass (for those with your own accommodations):

  • Entry into Toddstock II v6.5 on all 6 days. Includes access to all activities plus breakfast, dinner and a 2-hour open-bar happy hour each day.  No accommodations included.
     

  • Price:  6-Day Toddstock Pass  -  $  799.00
     

  • Contact:  Jennifer at jenniferd@nottoway.com  /  225-545-2730. 
     


Reservation Policies

Deposit:           A $500.00 non-refundable deposit due at time of the reservation
Balance due:  No later than 90 days prior to the event start date of June 17, 2013

Cancellation:  All deposits & payments are non-refundable, unless event is cancelled by artist.

For all reservations: jenniferd@nottoway.com  /  225-545-2730
 


 
 


Nottoway, the South's largest remaining antebellum mansion
, is a stunning historic plantation that lies between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana.
  Through a dramatic, multi-million-dollar renovation, the plantation has not only been restored to her days of glory but now also offers 40 deluxe rooms, luxury resort amenities, casual and fine dining, and multiple event venues. 

Accommodations at Nottoway include historical Mansion rooms, which feature authentic furniture and accessories, and the modern deluxe hotel rooms of the Cottages and Carriage House.  All rooms have private baths and full amenities.

Nottoway's Mansion Restaurant serves memorable classic Louisiana cuisine, Creole-inspired, made with the freshest ingredients available.

Majestic Nottoway Plantation, with its towering grandeur, intricate architectural features and lush 22-acre grounds, awes visitors from around the world. This 53,000 sq.ft. "American Castle" was completed in 1859 for John Hampden Randolph, his wife, Emily and their 11 children.  It has survived through the Civil War, a variety of owners, and years of disrepair to have now become one of the most visited plantations in the South.

See more photos of Nottoway
Full website:  www.nottoway.com


 


 
 


As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, conceptualist, and interactive artist, Rundgren has made a lasting impact on both the form and content of popular music. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Rundgren began playing guitar as a teenager, going on to found and front The Nazz, the quintessential `60s psychedelic pop group. In 1969, he left the band to pursue a solo career, recording his debut offering, the legendary Runt. But it was 1972's seminal Something/ Anything? on which he played all the instruments, sang all the vocal parts, and acted as his own producer, that catapulted Todd into the superstar limelight, prompting the press to unanimously dub him “Rock's New Wunderkind.” It was followed by such landmark LPs as The Hermit of Mink Hollow and A Wizard, A True Star, as well as such hit singles as “I Saw The Light,” “Hello It's Me,” “Can We Still Be Friends,” and “Bang The Drum.”

In 1974, Todd formed Utopia, an entirely new approach to the concept of interactive musicianship, and embarked on an extensive round of touring and recording. Standout Utopia offerings included the hit singles "Set Me Free", "One World", and "Love Is The Answer" and albums Oops! Wrong Planet and Adventures in Utopia.  Along the way, Utopia combined technical virtuosity and creative passion to create music that, for millions, defined the terms "progressive rock" in Utopia's early configuration, and "power pop" in its latter years .

Rundgren's myriad production projects include albums by Patti Smith, Cheap Trick, Psychedelic Furs, XTC, Grand Funk Railroad, Hall And Oates, and one of the best selling albums of all time, Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell. Rounding out his reputation as rock's Renaissance Man, Rundgren composed all the music and lyrics for Joe Papp's 1989 Off-Broadway production of Joe Orton's Up Against It (the screenplay commissioned by The Beatles for what was meant to have been their third motion picture). He also composed the score for Dumb and Dumber as well as a number of television series, including Pee Wee’s Playhouse and Crime Story.

Todd will release his new studio CD on April 9, 2013. His tour in support of the release will begin in April and continue throughout 2013. More details will be announced early next year.    

 

 


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Toddstock II v6.5 Publicity Contact:
Kristine Ashton-Magnuson/ASHTON-MAGNUSON MEDIA
kristine@am-media.net   /  818-996-2496
 

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