L. B. Day Amphitheatre

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L. B. Day Amphitheatre
Former names L. B. Day Amphitheatre (1987-2007)
Location Salem, Oregon
Coordinates 44°57′29″N 123°00′33″W / 44.958°N 123.0092°W / 44.958; -123.0092Coordinates: 44°57′29″N 123°00′33″W / 44.958°N 123.0092°W / 44.958; -123.0092
Type Outdoor amphitheatre
Capacity 14,000
Opened 1987
Expanded 1991

The L. B. Day Amphitheatre (formerly the L. B. Day Comcast Amphitheatre) is an outdoor concert venue in Salem, Oregon, United States, within the Oregon State Fairgrounds. It was completed in 1987 with 9,000 seats, and named for L. B. Day, an Oregon State Senator and longtime supporter of the State Fair.[1][2] In 1991, the venue was expanded to 14,000 seats to make it the largest arena of its type in Oregon at that time.[3] The amphitheatre serves as the main stage when the State Fair is held in late August through Labor Day, and also hosts concerts at other times of the year. Bands and performers that have played at the venue include ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cinderella, Queensrÿche, Heart, Ted Nugent, Charley Pride, and Ricky Skaggs.[4][5][6] In 2005, the Oregon State Fair chose not to book national acts on the amphitheatre stage.[7][8] Since 2013 major national acts have returned to the L. B. Day Amphitheatre.[9]

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  1. ^ "State Fair Facilities Expanded". The Bulletin. July 28, 1987. Retrieved June 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ "About the Fair/Expo". Oregon State Fair and Expo Center. Retrieved June 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Theatre Expansion Set". The Register-Guard. June 2, 1991. Retrieved June 7, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Rockin' at the Fair". Statesman Journal. August 25, 2010. Retrieved June 7, 2011. 
  5. ^ Baker, Mark (August 26, 2007). "Fairly Rooted in State History". The Register-Guard. Retrieved June 7, 2011. 
  6. ^ Associated Press (May 23, 2006). "Big Name Entertainers Return to the State Fair". The Register-Guard. Retrieved June 7, 2011. 
  7. ^ "State Fair Will Not Book National Acts This Year". The Register-Guard. August 12, 2005. Retrieved June 7, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Pop Outnumbers Country at the Fair". The Register-Guard. August 7, 1987. Retrieved June 7, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Oregon State Fair concert lineup". The Bulletin. Retrieved 2016-01-18.