Day on the Green

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Day on the Green
Genre Rock music,
Location(s) Oakland, California
Years active 1973-early 1990s
Founded by Bill 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 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, but no more have been promoted since then. There were other shows in 1994-97 at the Oakland Coliseum Stadium - namely U2, Pink Floyd, and the Rolling Stones -but these were not a "Day On The Green" by definition because they occurred at night and also because Bill Graham had passed so "Day on the Green" had become a thing of the past.

Revival 2015-16[edit]

In July of 2015, Bay Area concert promoter and owner of the Day On The Green Federal Trademark, Got Live Entertainment was forced to shutter it's 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 Amphitheatre on the campus of California State University East Bay in Hayward. The performance lineup for Day On The Green 2016 consists of tributes to five artists that appeared at Day On The Green in Oakland; Evolution (Journey), Boys Of Summer (The Eagles), Mirage (Fleetwood Mac), Foreigner Unauthorized (Foreigner) and Savor (Santana.) In addition to the concert, organizers are conducting online voting for the Day On The Green Hall Of Fame. The five first year nominees are Aerosmith, Journey, Peter Frampton, Led Zeppelin and Eagles. The two artists with the highest vote total will be enshrined in a ceremony at Day On The Green hosted by BAM Magazine.




Peter Frampton made a surprise appearance at this concert and sang "Do You Feel Like We Do".





This was considered an offshoot of the more rock music-based Day On The Greens.

This Day on the Green was cancelled.


This concert was also called "Cruisin' On The Green" in advertisements. Originally The Babys were scheduled to appear, with Triumph and Randy Hansen replacing them.

Originally Angel City was scheduled to open the show, but was replaced by Shakin' Street.





No Day On The Green held this year.



No Day On The Green held this year.








See also[edit]


  1. ^ Harrison, Jeff (24 July 1977). "Trouble at Coliseum concert". Oakland Tribune. Oakland. p. 3. 
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