Day on the Green

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Day on the Green
GenreRock music
Location(s)Oakland, California
Years active1973-1992 (original)
2015-present (revival)
Founded byBill Graham

Day on the Green was a recurring concert in Oakland, California, presented by promoter Bill Graham and his company Bill Graham Presents. Held at the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum, these events began in 1973 and continued into the early 1990s. The last Day on the Green overseen by Graham took place the same month as his death in a helicopter crash in 1991. There was a series of Day on the Green shows the following year in the wake of Graham's death and there were other shows in 1994-97 at the Oakland Coliseum Stadium - namely U2, Pink Floyd, and the Rolling Stones.

Proto Day on the Green Concerts[edit]

In the Spring of 1973 Bill Graham put on a pair of large, daytime concerts at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Both events were advertised on the same poster under the billing: 'Dancing On The Outdoor Green.'[1] These concerts served as the blueprint of what two months later and across the bay became "Day On The Green."













No Day On The Green held this year.



No Day On The Green held this year.



Sting was originally on the bill for the tour but was not part of the Oakland show






Revival 2015-16[edit]

In July 2015, Bay Area concert promoter and owner of the Day On The Green Federal Trademark, Got Live Entertainment was forced to shutter its planned Day On The Green event due to a scheduling issue with the Alameda County Fairgrounds. The show was postponed and ultimately rescheduled for September 10, 2016 with a change in venue to Pioneer Amphitheater on the campus of California State University East Bay in Hayward. The performance lineup for Day On The Green 2016 consisted of tributes to five artists that appeared at Day On The Green in Oakland: Evolution (Journey), Boys Of Summer (Eagles), Mirage (Fleetwood Mac), Foreigner Unauthorized (Foreigner) and Savor (Santana). In addition to the concert, organizers conducted online voting for the Day On The Green Hall Of Fame. Over 65,000 votes were cast. Led Zeppelin and Journey finished with the highest vote total to become the initial inductees, enshrined in a ceremony at Day On The Green hosted by BAM.

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  1. ^ Van Niekerken, Bill (2018-08-08). "An ode to Kezar Stadium: Archive digging leads to big SF photo scores". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2023-09-25.
  2. ^ a b Katz, Mike; Kott, Crispin (May 14, 2021). Rock and Roll Explorer Guide to San Francisco and the Bay Area. Globe Pequot. p. 112. ISBN 9781493041749.
  3. ^ Hartlaub, Peter (2019-09-26). "Peter Frampton remembers epic 1976 Day on the Green ahead of farewell tour finale". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2023-09-23.
  4. ^ Hartlaub, Peter (November 29, 2018). "Rare 1978 photos of Rolling Stones fans at an epic Day on the Green". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2023-09-23.
  5. ^ "The Clash Oakland Coliseum 23 October 1982". Archived from the original on 2010-11-21. Retrieved 2010-08-10.

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