In the early 1970s, Clifford and Helen Jinks, then owners of the farm, started doing small get-togethers. Evening gatherings on the farm became a place for friends and family to come together to jam; and through Cliff's love of music, a true grassroots music venue was born.
In April 1978, Helen and Cliff signed a lease with George Biddle and Gary Kutch, who planned to bring in big name acts. Biddle and Kutch named the venue Legend Valley. They started doing shows in 1978 with Charlie Daniels, Earl Scruggs and Pure Prairie League. Some of the early shows, which were called Dixie Jams, included The Allman Brothers, and Ricky Skaggs, among others.
On July 25, 1982, Legend Valley brought Alabama, Hank Williams, Jr., Juice Newton and A Touch of Grass. In August of that year, Legend Valley hosted Willie Nelson, Marshall Tucker Band, Leon Russell, Ricky Skaggs and The Wright Brothers. One thing that made Legend Valley stand out from other venues was that they allowed and encouraged coolers and picnic baskets to be brought to the shows. During the next 7 or 8 years of Legend Valley, there were performances by a variety of different groups such as Journey, Foghat, Bryan Adams, Scorpions, Quiet Riot, Fastway, Kick Axe, Adrenalin, and many others.
In the mid 1980s, the venue changed hands and was named Buckeye Lake Music Center (BLMC). The days of bringing in your coolers and picnic baskets came to an abrupt end. Saturday June 28, 1986, with promotional assistance from Sunshine Promotions and QFM 96, BLMC invited their first show, ZZ Top, to the valley. Later in the year, on Saturday September 6, BLMC and local radio station 92X brought AC/DC's Who Made Who World Tour, which included Quiet Riot and Loudness. On August 30, of the same year, BLMC, country radio station K95, and Sunshine Promotions welcomed Hank Williams, Jr., Sawyer Brown, and Earl Thomas Conley. The late 1980s saw the arrival of such acts as Bon Jovi, Cinderella, and Def Leppard, to name a few.
In 1988, the venue would host what was by far one of the best and largest stops on the Grateful Dead tour. Special thanks to Helen Meredith, as well as Will and Rachel Powell, for allowing their farmland to be inundated by a sea of parked cars. From 1988 to 1996, most of the big acts were declaring BLMC one of their favorite scenes. The Dead, Jimmy Buffett, Lollapalooza, and WOMAD, among others, were hosted in the valley. After the last Buffet show in 1996, BLMC said they were done. In 1999, the first Hookahville was brought to BLMC. əkoostik hookah's management and staff took over and did the production. In 2003, under the direction of Legend Valley President Steve Trickle, the outdoor venue was renamed Legend Valley, where it continues to host such events as Hookahville, All Good Music Festival, and The Werk Out Festival.
- May 23 - LeRoy Van Dyke & His Swinging Auctioneers
- June 6 - The Blue Denim, Kenny Price & The Super Side Men
- July 1 - McGuffey Lane, Molly Hatchet, Pure Prairie League, The Outlaws, The Allman Brothers Band
- July 15 - Roadmaster, Eddie Money, Cheap Trick, The Cars, Todd Rundgren & Utopia
- July 25 - A Touch of Grass, Juice Newton, Hank Williams, Jr., Alabama
- August 8 - The Wright Brothers, Ricky Skaggs, Leon Russell, The Marshall Tucker Band, Willie Nelson
- June 26 - Rosie, Foghat, Donnie Iris, Journey
- August 28 - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Hank Williams, Jr., Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson
- July 15 - Citadel, Tony Carey, Night Ranger, Molly Hatchet, .38 Special
- September 2 - Fastway, Kick Axe, Scorpions, Quiet Riot
- July 6 - Josey Wales, Johnny Van Zant, Blackfoot, Molly Hatchet, The Charlie Daniels Band
- July 13 - Snapshot, Julie Ivory, Kim Mitchell, The Innocent, Bryan Adams
- July 27 - Phil Dirt & The Dozers, Flash Kahan, John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band, The Beach Boys
- June 28 - The Call, ZZ Top
- August 30 - Earl Thomas Conley, Sawyer Brown, Hank Williams, Jr.
- September 6 - Loudness, Quiet Riot, AC/DC
- June 12 - The Rossington Band, Hank Williams, Jr., Lynyrd Skynyrd
- June 25 - Bruce Hornsby & The Range, The Grateful Dead
- August 6 - Europe, Def Leppard
- August 28 - Guns N' Roses, Aerosmith
- May 20 - Warrant, Tesla, Poison
- June 25 - Skip Ewing, Shenandoah, Clint Black, Billy Joe Royal, Lee Greenwood, The Forester Sisters, Alabama
- July 2 - BulletBoys, Winger, Cinderella, Bon Jovi
- August 12 - The Cult, Metallica
- July 4 - Johnny Crash, Tesla, Mötley Crüe
- September 2 - Prairie Oyster, Robin Lee, Jo-El Sonnier, Earl Thomas Conley, Kathy Mattea, Travis Tritt
- May 31 - Poison, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Damn Yankees, Firehouse
- June 11 - Sting, The Grateful Dead
- August 21 - Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band
- September 10 - WOMAD - featuring Peter Gabriel (Sinéad O'Connor appeared during his set), Lenny Kravitz, James, Crowded House, P.M. Dawn, Inner Circle, Royal Drummers of Burundi, Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart, and more.