Midwest Rock Festival

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The Midwest Rock Festival
GenreRock, pop, etc.
DatesJuly 25-27, 1969
Location(s)West Allis, Wisconsin
United States
Years active1969

The Midwest Rock Festival was a music festival held at the State Fair Park in West Allis, Wisconsin, on the July 25–27, 1969.

The festival featured Led Zeppelin, Buffy Sainte-Marie, The First Edition, Sweetwater, Pacific Gas & Electric, SRC and Shag (July 25); Blind Faith, Delaney and Bonnie and Friends, Shag, Taste, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, MC5 and SRC (July 26); and Johnny Winter, Joe Cocker and the Grease Band, Bob Seger System, Jim Schwall Blues Period, MC5, Zephyr, Shag, Litter and SRC (July 27).[1]

The show had a flatbed trailer as a stage set on the field in front of the racetrack grandstand.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Newspaper advertisement for the Midwest Rock Festival.
  2. ^ Lewis, Dave and Pallett, Simon (1997) Led Zeppelin: The Concert File, London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-5307-4, p. 34.