Indie promoter John Yates, 52, died in Gaithersburg, Md., March 14th.
Yates suffered from pneumonia and a rare form of arthritis called Reiter’s syndrome.
He promoted many shows in the Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia areas and was most active between the 1970s and ’90s.
He promoted shows by
Yates was a Woodstock attendee, which inspired him to pursue a music career.
He participated in reopening Washington, D.C.’s