“The Water Cooler”: The Concord Pavilion

April 6, 2011 12:00 pm · 81 comments

The “Water Cooler Chat” will be a new feature on CLAYCORD.com. I will ask you a question or provide a topic, and you will talk about it!

The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday at noon!

Today’s question:

Have you ever been to a show at the Concord Pavilion? If so, who did you see?

Also, who would you like to see visit the Pavilion in the future?


1 Ian April 6, 2011 at 12:03 PM

First one was Mili Vanili, Young MC, and Terrance Trent D’Arby (I think that was the name) back in the late 80’s I think. Went as a guest with some friends that wanted to see Young MC.

The one I missed that I wished I was at would be Sublime.

2 bduns April 6, 2011 at 12:06 PM

I saw Stevie Nicks and Chris Isaak a few years ago, and since I’m now walking distance, I’d love to see ANYONE there.

3 Ian April 6, 2011 at 12:08 PM

Future show:

Forrest Day
Lavish Green
Space Monkey Gangstas
Oola Rocksteady
Kick Rocks

That would be a fun one.

4 momof4kids April 6, 2011 at 12:10 PM

Saw Sammy Hagar in 2009. .

5 Mother of poo April 6, 2011 at 12:11 PM

I used to go see Y&T on Halloween.
Best one for me was seeing Guitar God –> Jimmy Page w/The Firm.
I would love to see Led Zep but none of our arenas could host them so I would have to say Lady Gaga or Loreena McKennitt. I love the small venue when it has a big performer.

6 Atticus Thraxx April 6, 2011 at 12:16 PM

The Tubes in the late 70’s was fun. But saw B-52s and Tom Petty about 5 years ago and they were fantastic.

7 Jennie April 6, 2011 at 12:19 PM

I went and saw a rock concert… Can’t remember who now, about 4 years ago. I would go again!

8 Misty April 6, 2011 at 12:21 PM

I saw Rick Springfield there in 1983

And A-Ha, Sting, Backstreet Boys, Metallica, Poison, Tesla, 99 degrees, Duran Duran, Winger….just to name a few…..:)

9 Anon April 6, 2011 at 12:22 PM

Anita Baker
Al Jareau (twice)
Billy Idol
Manhattan Transfer
Shania Twain
Jimmy Buffett
Hank Williams Jr.
K C and The Sunshine Band

Not in that order…. K C and The Sunshine Band was the most recent and he puts on a GREAT show! Sings as good today as he did 30 years ago. I’d go see him there again!

10 Babs April 6, 2011 at 12:23 PM

Didn’t you ask this question a while ago or something like it?

11 Have seen... April 6, 2011 at 12:28 PM

I have seen Patti Labelle, Mary J Blige, Stevie Wonder and a few others…

The only downside to the venue is predicting the weather

12 123 April 6, 2011 at 12:33 PM

Most memorable was on a hot July night siting listening to Diana Krall.

13 louie April 6, 2011 at 12:33 PM

@Ian I agree. I’ve seen a lot of shows there. Would like to see mayhem and or ozzfest come to town. Halloween Y&T show.

14 Carterstein April 6, 2011 at 12:34 PM

Chris Isaac, B-52″s, Carlos Santana, Cheryl Crow, Cher, Tina Turner, and probably a few more that I forgot to mention. Yes, I would go again to a show at the Pavillion. I don’t think I would do the lawn seating anytime soon, as I am getting too used to having a comfy seat at my age, and don’t enjoy all the smoke!

15 Chuckie April 6, 2011 at 12:34 PM

I saw John Denver there in 1984. I didn’t realize it could get so cold there in the summer- at least 30 degrees lower than we expected. The blanket we brought to put on the grass was the only thing we had to keep us warm. The sound quality was fair. The seats would be my choice in the future.

16 anna crowel April 6, 2011 at 12:35 PM

Saw Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie many years ago. Also used to go to the free Symphony performances on the 4th of July about 10-15 years ago.

Don’t have a clue about who I would go to see. Long time since I’ve gone to concerts.

17 Babs.... I had a Deja Vu moment, too! April 6, 2011 at 12:43 PM

I thought something similar or the same was asked before, too!
But, then again, I thought I was losing my marbles!

18 Anon777 April 6, 2011 at 12:44 PM

Lots of them, but the one that sticks in my mind was July 1982 Heart & John Cougar and I gave birth to my daughter 3 days later. Aerosmith and Sammy Hagar were the best tho.

I wish they would bring back more classic rock bands. Everyone goes to Shoreline and hardly anyone comes to Concord.

19 Cowellian April 6, 2011 at 12:45 PM

I heard most of a Stevie Nicks concert while working in in one of the burger joints as a band parent.

20 shadydesi925 April 6, 2011 at 12:51 PM

In 2009 I saw No Doubt and had a great time. Nice calmly crowd even with hard liquor being served. That same year Lil Wayne concert which had so many hoochies and thugs that was an experience. Hard liquor wasnt even served that night. The place smelled like weed by the time the crowd was rocking.

21 bunny April 6, 2011 at 12:55 PM

I saw Brooks and Dunn and Gretchen Wilson at the Pavilion it was great. Now I want to see Kenny Chesney and Alan Jackson or even Reba McIntire there.

22 Anonymous April 6, 2011 at 12:58 PM

The last concert I saw there was NKOTB! It was a blast!! The first concert I saw there was Run DMC, The Barkays, and One Way. Kool and the Gang, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Sade, D’Angelo, Al Green, The Whispers, MC Hammer, Milli Vanilli, KBLX Soul. I absolutely LOVE going to the Concord Pavilion for concerts. I can walk there, and walk home! Fun times have definitely been had there!!

23 Concert Junkie April 6, 2011 at 1:00 PM

I love going to concerts. I worked at the Pavilion for 10 years. I was fresh out of high school and I had never been to a concert before that. My first show that I worked/saw was Santana in 96 and it was amazing. I have been to about 200 shows since then (not including the ones I worked), I sort of lost count after that. I am so happy the concert season is starting back up :)

24 MissMelyssa April 6, 2011 at 1:04 PM

I’ve seen all sorts of shows there since I used to work security there back in the summer of 1997. It will always be the Concord Pavilion to me.

25 unknown April 6, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Should be torn down and a first class theater put in it’s place (for year around use) with family restaurants open all year also.. Why have to go SF to see Broadway plays?.

26 Craig Cannon April 6, 2011 at 1:12 PM

Worked there a couple of seasons, and saw (heard) many concerts. It’s a great side-job in the summer if you like music. They need a few more larger acts however. Seems like the venue size, and Shoreline have decreased shows lately. It still was a great place to work, and enjoy a few hours of great sounds!.

27 The Professor April 6, 2011 at 1:18 PM

I worked there as a security guard in the mid 80’s. Saw lots of good shows and some not so great.
The Firm, INXS, John Denver, The Judds, The Jazz Festival (featuring Miles Davis), The Blues Festival (featuring BB King), Mike and the Mechanics, 4th of July Symphony, Jimmy Buffet, Bill Cosby, Y&T on Halloween, Ray Charles and Jerry Lee Lewis, Steven Stills, Jackson Brown, Peter Paul & Mary, Robert Palmer, Hank Williams Jr., Styx and others who I forget.

Would love to see Rush play there.

28 Jamman April 6, 2011 at 1:22 PM

We had season tickets and good seats so saw every show in the 90’s.

29 Anon April 6, 2011 at 1:32 PM

Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, KBLX Stone Soul last year, Lil Wayne, Jamie Foxx, Earth Wind & Fire…

Most memorable was the year that it was 113 degrees during the KMEL Summer Jam and the Pavilion was selling water for $6 a bottle. People were fainting and being carried out of the venue by security. The performers on stage were handing out their water from backstage and demanding the venue provide free water since there were so many with heat stroke. We made it about half way through the show before we left…and we had seats in the shade.

Another memorable moment was the snipers on the hill after the Lil Wayne show. That was awesome (insert sarcasm here).

30 Connie Dobbs April 6, 2011 at 1:33 PM

I took the second Mr. Right to see Barry Manilow. He’s a big fan.
Do you know, I think he could be gay. Barry as well.

31 anon April 6, 2011 at 1:44 PM

“The place smelled like weed by the time the crowd was rocking.”

Never been back…since I own a company & I am responsible – I do not want to get picked up & have my blood tested for all the weed smoke that I had to breathe. Nothing was done about it & many in the crowd were thugs & punks.


32 Sunflower April 6, 2011 at 1:46 PM

The line up’s the last few years haven’t included any shows I’m too interested in seeing. I use to wait for the schedule to be announced but now don’t even think about it up.

Past Shows I’ve seen in Concord:
B. B. King
Tom Petty and Jackson Browne
Chris Issak and Natalie Merchant
Four 80’s Bands that toured together about four years ago (can’t remember any of them right now. This was for a friend’s 40th birthday and more about the party than the show.)
Avril LaVigne (My daughter was about 13 years old and it was such a fun show for the kids that age. Avril put on a great show!)

Weather is always a worry. The night we saw B. B. King it was over 90 degrees on the lawn and uncomfortably hot. But I’d still buy tickets since it’s so conveniently located if they had anybody I’d like to see.

The last time we went to Shoreline (last year to see the Grateful Dead), we said it would be our last concert at Shoreline. I might change my mind for the right show if seat tickets were in my price range. Saw Rogers Waters and NIN at Shoreline and wished the shows had come to Concrd.

33 Kirkwood resident April 6, 2011 at 1:46 PM

I saw the Steve Miller band in the 80’s, Billy Idol and Bush in the 90’s. I haven’t been there since then but we live right across from there and on a nice summer night we can hear the concert clearly. I hope they continue to get better headliners in there. I also miss the seasonal festivals that they would put on there too. We need more community building to bring us together.

34 1BAR April 6, 2011 at 1:47 PM

5 or 6 years ago I was blessed with the phenomenal wailings of Lucille, played by the one & only BB King! An owl kept sailing just above the crowd. I’ll never forget it! I’ve seen various bands over the years, but I would love to hear some vintage axes! Pink Floyd, Ritchie Blackmore, Carlos ( if you have to ask, then…). Maybe mix in some Reggae, Raggaetone, Jawaiian?

35 Jodie April 6, 2011 at 1:50 PM

Peter Frampton, Santana, Gladys Night, Al Green. Al Green was terrible because he was drunk or on drugs. Santana was way too short.

36 Exhausted Parent April 6, 2011 at 2:00 PM

First concert I saw there was in the late 80’s, was America and Three Dog Night. Since then I’ve seen The Doobies, Chicago, Duran Duran, Journey, Heart, Cheap Trick and Creedence. I used to love the free shows the ballet company would put on, and the 4th of July concerts.

Shoreline isn’t too bad. I saw Anita Baker there, and even saw Aerosmith when I was 8 months pregnant.

37 show lover April 6, 2011 at 2:05 PM

I just went to their Web page and they have FOUR shows scheduled between 5/29 and October. I think they need to replace their show scheduler with someone who can actually get things done. But since the promoters get paid by the city anyway, there isn’t much incentive to actually work.

How about getting a local military band to play there for July 4? Maybe with a lead-in from one or two high school bands. Probably bring lots of people out with or without fireworks.

38 Concord Friend April 6, 2011 at 2:07 PM

I have not had a chance to attend but I too am walking distance from the show and just bought Journey tickets the other day for their October show..can’t wait. That will be my first time attending a concert there.

39 BWill April 6, 2011 at 2:09 PM

The Monkees w/Weird Al (87), Tiffany (hey,,i was 11), Steve Miller, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Neil Young, Rush, Cypress Hill, George Clinton, Bush (forgive me), Santana (zzzz), Ben Harper, Blues Travler, Bob Dylan, Phil Lesh & Friends, Tori Amos,, good times :-)

40 fun fun fun April 6, 2011 at 2:19 PM

Bee Gee’s
Billy Ray Cyrus
Fallout Boz
No Doubt
We had so much fun!

41 Danny April 6, 2011 at 2:22 PM

I went to see Iron Maiden and then Judas Priest play at the pavillion. Very epic. I sent Mayor all the awesome pics but he didn’t post ‘em. Might have been too Metal for Claycord. :p

I filmed most of Iron Maiden’s show in Concord if anyone is interested it, about 10 videos in total:


42 Monica Mack April 6, 2011 at 2:22 PM

I actually worked at the Concord Pavilion when it was actually called the Concord Pavilion, before they had to sell out to the big money mongers. I worked the 2nd and 3rd year it was opened as a Parking Lot Attendant. Fun Job. Got to go shows while on break or if I wasn’t scheduled to work. Also met lots of cool people including Red Skelton. We were walking down the back service road at the end of the night and a Motor Home was coming from Back Stage. It was driven by Red Skelton himself! He stopped to say hi and thank us for the work we did. He had extra programs so signed a copy for each of us. Very cool that he’d take the time to stop and talk to us. What a great character he was and had.

43 Ian April 6, 2011 at 2:33 PM

I think the tests they have these days can discern that.

44 Lorelei April 6, 2011 at 2:40 PM

Whitney Houston, Steve Winwood, Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr., Tony Bennett, Jimmy Buffett, Diana Krall, Natalie Cole, B.B.King, Bonnie Raitt, Lyle Lovett, Bryan Adams and a whole bunch I can’t remember. And the BEST one of ALL……PEGGY LEE…you could have heard a pin drop…She was MAGNIFICENT!!!

45 Anon April 6, 2011 at 2:51 PM

A little off the topic, but had to share!
One of my most memorable performances was Van Morrison at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley in the 80’s! Still talk about it today….

46 Anon April 6, 2011 at 2:53 PM

Saw my first concert ever there was Alabama, then I have seen Jackson Browne and then some group I don’t remember the name of.

47 Marilyn Heitz April 6, 2011 at 2:54 PM

I as a member of the Friends of the pavilion ( tthink that is want they were called) in the late 70’s and early 80’s I saw a lot of very wonderful shows. I quit going when most of the shows were rock and heavy metal and singers that cannot sing and must almost swallow the microphone and bands that actually drowned out the performer.

48 16 April 6, 2011 at 3:03 PM

I’ve seen Lynyrd Skynyrd (back around ’95-’96 w/ Tesla) and Judas Priest their most recent time there.

49 SAR April 6, 2011 at 3:23 PM

The problem is…
‘Shoreline Amphitheater’ (or whatever it’s called this week) gets all the good weekend shows, while
‘Concord Pavilion’ (or whatever it’s called this week) gets the weekday (or Sunday) shows.
What’s up with that? bring back ‘Bill Graham Presents’ (or whatever they’re called now)
Just sayin’

Oh yea, my first show was ‘The Guess Who’ in 1970 something. We though ‘The Who’ was playing…

50 Isabeau April 6, 2011 at 3:27 PM

Charlie Daniels with Marshall Tucker and Molly Hatchett
Scorpions with Dio (RIP)
Iron Maiden
Judas Priest with Whitesnake
Rush (and going again this summer)
Dream Theater

I miss the free shuttle from the BART station.

51 Ms. Lee April 6, 2011 at 3:35 PM

Last time we went we saw Alan Jackson with Brooks & Dunn, had a great time..also saw Rod Stewart, The Beach Boys, ABBA, and so many more…Dolly Parton tickets are $100.+..WOW!
Does anyone remember when they did the Christmas w/ Santa & all the lights & cookie making??, my son loved it, he’s now 17 so it was back in the day

52 Almondgirl April 6, 2011 at 3:44 PM

I’ve seen
Eddie Murphy
Rod Stewart
Doobie Bros & Chicago
Jimmy Buffet
George Thorogood
Beach Boys
John Denver
Seen some of them a few times.

Then as I got older with my kids
Ali & AJ, Corbien Bleu, Biannca Ryan, & Drake Bell

I would love to see Jimmy Buffet come back

53 Spearheadmon April 6, 2011 at 3:45 PM

38 Special, The Tubes , Sammy Hager . Bring Y&T back for a long set they have a new CD out “Facemelter” it’s killer rock and roll baby!

54 jtkatec April 6, 2011 at 3:46 PM

Gerrison Kiellor – Prarie Home Companion broadcast

55 Anonymous April 6, 2011 at 4:12 PM

Sting with Annie Lennox.
I don’t go to concerts anymore. Too much of a hassle. And I’d rather save those couple ten/hundred bucks and eat somewhere yummy!

56 anon April 6, 2011 at 4:16 PM

#51 The Christmas show was cool, walking in thru the tunnel of lights…

The best show I ever saw there was Don Henly and George Thorogood, rockin show!
Skynyrd, Outlaws, Marshall Tucker Band, Doobie Brothers, Ray Charles, Anita Baker, Rod Stewart, ZZ Top …always good times.

57 Anon April 6, 2011 at 4:19 PM

I would love to see Jimmy Buffett come back, too…..
However, do you think they would allow everyone to bring their “portable” blenders to mix up their margaritas in the lawn seats like they did ‘way back when” ????

58 Cindy April 6, 2011 at 4:27 PM

Was the first graduating class @ The Concord Pavillion, 1976 Concord High whoopwhoop!! Soooo old sooo many concerts!!
Santana, Tower of Power, Peter, Paul & Mary, Pete Seeger & Arlo Guthrie, Johnny Mathis, Bette Midler, Merle Hagger & Emiylou Harris, America, Journey x2, James Taylor x2, Moody Blues, Huey Lewis & the News, Doobie Bros, Tom Petty, Steve Miller, Chicago, Credance Clearwater Revival, Sammy Hager, Beach Boys………OhMy

59 Living in Claycord April 6, 2011 at 4:47 PM

I’ve seen Chicago, the Doobie Brothers, the Beach Boys and Kenny Loggins.

Don’t know that I would go to another concert there.

60 UH1Vce160 April 6, 2011 at 5:00 PM

The city of Concord needs to start doing the shows themselves. Ever since they started farming out the shows to someone else, ie: Bill Graham Productions, the product has gone down hill. All the good shows are being scheduled at Shoreline. There used to be shows every weekend. In fact Bill Graham was coming from Concord when he was killed in the helicopter accident. That was on a Saturday night.

61 theevaluator April 6, 2011 at 5:14 PM

Earth, Wind & Fire
Doobie Brothers
Huey Lewis & the News
Gwen Stefani – No Doubt
Dave Koz

62 lisa April 6, 2011 at 5:23 PM

I can’t believe no one mentioned CHER. Hubby & I went on my 45th birthday (thanks mom). It was so windy that night she couldn’t swing down from the celing. Just bought Journey tickets this weekend. Mom is 70 and can’t wait to go to her 1st rock concert!! YOU ROCK MOM!! I’ve seen Chris Cross, Stevie Nicks, Santana, The Who, The Beach Boys, Sugarland, The Doobies. I just wish they would get other groups booked besides Tuesday or Wednesdays, I’m gettin to old to have to get up the next day & go to work!!

63 anon April 6, 2011 at 5:37 PM

There first graduation held at the Pavillion was Concord High 1975. They used the CHS orchestra for their sound checks!

64 Vindex April 6, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Yes- Josh groban, graduations a plenty, weird al yankovic, the monkeys, sha na na na, Steven Curtis chapman, Avalon, newsboys, DC Talk, John Williams orchestra, Michael w smith, great stuff!!!!! Bring them all back

65 CHAZ April 6, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Marshall Tucker, 38 Special,The Tubes,pure prairie league,Santana and many more.

66 Radar April 6, 2011 at 6:04 PM

The Captain and Tennille
Chicago and the Doobies
The Beach Boys
Earth, Wind and Fire and Chris Botti
Chris Botti
Bing Crosby
Bill Cosby
Neil Sedaka
I was also a volunteer photographer for a few shows too

67 Killjoy April 6, 2011 at 6:28 PM

In no particular order:
The Tubes
Jethro Tull
George Thorogood
Joe Satriani (3x)
Eric Johnson
Steve Vai
Bryan Adams
Def Leppard
Bad Company
Damn Yankees
Dan Fogelberg
JVC Jazz Festival (3x)
Steve Miller Band
The Doobie Brothers

Already have plans to see at least one show this year. ;)

68 anonymous April 6, 2011 at 6:35 PM

The shows I remember the most were the Halloween Y&T shows. RIP Phil Kennemore! Great band. Some other great shows I’ve seen there were Sting, Dream Theater, Steve Miller (not a fan but he was surprisingly good), Journey, Santana and many others. Actually worked at the Lil Wayne show and it was a joke. No talent whatsoever. He just talks into a microphone and uses a computer to sample other people’s music.

69 D.V. Guy April 6, 2011 at 6:38 PM

The Pavilion was best before the remodel IMHO! I’ve seen too many shows to remember but a few were Stevie Ray, The Moody Blues, Leon Russel,
Ms Bonnie and friends,The Tubes,Chris Issac,Tina Turner,Marshall Tucker,Charlie Daniels, for several years a blue grass festival with Flatts &Scrugs,Leo Kotke and the like, Black Crows,Sting,BB King and friends,the Doobie Bros. (the last show with the original band was a real tear jerker) And way too many Jazz artists to mention when the Concord Jazz festival went on for 2 weeks! although Cal Tjader on the vibes was way cool!! What about the Olympic boxing trials!! this used to be a multi use facility!! think outside the box folks.
It’s been fun membering but I gotta go start the Q…..

70 justin April 6, 2011 at 7:17 PM

My first concert was Aarron Tippin in sence ever country show since. Saw Dave Matthews last. Bring back a better promoter to bring shows. Doesn’t the city get kick backs for every concert that rolls into town. Bring back the old pavillion days and the clayton club.

71 Reebs April 6, 2011 at 8:46 PM

Been there a number of times, and love the warm summer nights, gold-colored hills, and beautiful sky. Some of the highlights:

Rick Springfield circa 1984 – Very worthwhile.

Oingo Boingo – late 80’s. Danny Elfman was the man.

James Taylor – A number of times. Love you, James!

Also got to walk on the stage for H.S. Graduation. The same stage that Rick sang “Jesse’s Girl” on! Sigh….

72 Sinn Feiner April 6, 2011 at 10:29 PM

@ The Professor,

I’ve seen Rush play at the Pavilion many times over the years! In fact, they’re playing there this coming June and will be playing the “Moving Pictures” album. I’ve seen Rush probably 15 times or more over the last 21 years so not sure if I’m going to see them this summer or not. The lawn tickets for that show the last time I checked were $85.00!!!! That’s outrageous for lawn tickets. I’ve never paid that much for the lawn at the Pavilion. They must be hurting for money these days.

73 Anon April 6, 2011 at 10:34 PM

Journey, Foreigner and Night Ranger concert! Now that will be WHITE TRASH CENTRAL if you ask me!!!!! I think I’ll stick to the Rush and Dream Theater concerts.

74 Phoenyx April 6, 2011 at 11:56 PM

Let’s see if I can remember the bands I’ve seen there:
Jo Satriani
Robert Plant
Alice Cooper
Heaven & Hell (former members of Black Sabbath… R.I.P. RJD)
RUSH (best show I’ve ever seen there!)

Can’t say I can think of any shows I really want to see there anymore… concerts have gotten too darn expensive.

75 Lori April 7, 2011 at 7:14 AM

Def Leopard
Cheryl Crow

Killjoy – like your taste in music !!!
Radar – Captain & Tennille & Neil Sedaka……..really????

76 giggygirl April 7, 2011 at 7:48 AM

I have seen:

Stevie Wonder x2
Tina Turner
Ringo Starr and his all Star Band (Not a fan of Ringo, but the band with Peter Frampton was excellent!)
Kenny Loggins

I am sure I am forgetting some.

I liked the old Venue before they renovated. Sitting on the lawn wasn’t bad then. I wouldn’t even consider it now. Plus their new “free parking policy” is bogus as they hide it in the price of the tickets. When you go with 4 people you are paying much more!

77 agbwag April 7, 2011 at 8:55 AM

Oak Ridge Boys
Donny & Marie
Willie Nelson
Brooks & Dunn
Ronny Milsap
The Judds
Whitney Houston
Jerry Lee Lewis
The Highwaymen
The Temptations
Bryan Adams
Adam Ant
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Jimmy Buffett
Manhatten Transfer
Ricky Nelson
BB King
Dolly Parton
Tina Turner
Peter, Paul & Mary
Doobie Brothers
Bad Company
Robert Plant
Hank Williams Jr.
Howard Jones
Steve Miller Band
Kool & the Gang
Lynard Skynard
The Beach Boys
Charlie Daniels
Huey Lewis
Pointer Sisters
Def Leppard
Marshall Tucker Band
Rick Springfield
Black Crows
Bette Midler
Clint Black
Don Henley
Little Texas
Dwight Yoakam
Vince Gill
Alan Jackson
Martina McBride
Chubby Checker
Ricky Van Shelton
Travis Tritt
Trisha Yearwood
Gatlin Brothers
Ricky Skaggs
Dire Straits
Mike & the Mechanics
Ray Charles
Greg Kign
Sheena Easton
Dionne Warwick
Hall & Oates
Everly Brothers
James Taylor
Billy Ocean
Gordon Lightfoot
Eddie Murphy
Eric Clapton
The 4 Tops
Mr. Mister
Bill Cosby
Johnny Mathis
Jackson Browne
John Denver
Amy Grant
Barry Manilow
3 Dog Night
Fats Domino
The Tubes
Plus more…….

Had to get my old stubs out to remember.

78 DELUXE April 7, 2011 at 9:32 AM

My 1st concert at Concord Pavilion was Journey and Montrose,in the late 70s.
It was 104 degrees that day .I don’t think I’ve seen that many people passed out at a concert since then.
My best experience was seeing Y&T ,FRONT ROW! , For only 2 ( two ) dollars. We need more shows like that- GOOD TIMES!

79 WCMom April 7, 2011 at 9:43 AM

Bill Cosby
Huey Lewis/News (3x)
Gloria Estefan/Miami Sound Machine
had tix for Aerosmith/ZZ Top til Steven Tyler fell off the stage couple wks before concert :(

80 @agbwag April 7, 2011 at 11:55 AM

You should have part ownership with that list

81 I'm The Urban Spaceman April 8, 2011 at 12:26 PM

Neil Young w/The MG’s (Steve Cropper on guitar)
Steve Miller
John Mellencamp
Joan Jett
Chuck Berry
The Tubes
George Thorogood
Tom Petty & The Georgia Satellites
Stevie Ray Vaughn- Front Row!
James Taylor
to name a few off the top of my head

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