What concert was at Watkins Glen?

What concert was at Watkins Glen?

Summer Jam
All three bands and more than 600,000 of their fans would descend on Watkins Glen for one of the largest concerts in recorded history, Summer Jam. The genesis for 1973’s Summer Jam began as a brain storm by promoters Shelly Finkel and Jim Koplik who had discussed and planned on setting a line up for the ages.

What year was the Watkins Glen Festival?

Today is the anniversary of one of the biggest and, strangely, least-discussed music festivals in American history—the 1973 Summer Jam at the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Raceway in upstate New York (now known as Watkins Glen International).

What was the longest Allman Brothers concert?

Summer Jam at Watkins Glen

Summer Jam at Watkins Glen
Genre Jam band music, rock music
Dates July 28, 1973
Location(s) Watkins Glen Grand Prix Raceway outside of Watkins Glen, New York
Years active 1973

How long was the Watkins Glen concert?

The Allmans played, as often, for three hours, and then, true to the spirit of the day, members of all three bands got up to jam on standards like “Johnny B. Goode” and “Not Fade Away.”

Did Allman Brothers play with Grateful Dead?

Though the Allmans and Dead had met some months prior at the first Atlanta Pop Festival, it wouldn’t be until the bands’ 1970 Fillmore East billing when the two iconic jam bands collaborated on stage.

When did the band perform at Watkins Glen Summer Jam?

On July 28, they topped two nights at a stadium with the Watkins Glen Summer Jam. The one-day festival was planned by the Dead’s Sam Cutler and the Allman Brothers Band’s Bunky Odom. They agreed together to invite The Band to open the day’s music.

How much did the Allman Brothers pay for Watkins Glen?

It was just a great fit.” The concert was planned for the Grand Prix speedway in the remote hamlet of Watkins Glen, New York. The concert was produced by two young promoters Jim Koplik and Shelley Finkel, who paid the Dead and Allman Brothers $110,000 each.

How many fans did the Grateful Dead bring to Watkins Glen?

An estimated 600,000 rock fans came to the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Raceway outside Watkins Glen, New York on July 28, 1973, to see the Allman Brothers Band, Grateful Dead and The Band perform.

What happened at Watkins Glen in 1973?

The band sinks their teeth deep into the music creating one of their finest moments in front of the lucky crowd who descended early upon Watkins Glen that Summer night of 1973. If playback doesn’t begin shortly, try restarting your device. An error occurred while retrieving sharing information. Please try again later.