What bands played at California Jam 2?
On this day in 1978 an estimated 350,000 fans attended California Jam II at Ontario Motor Speedway in California. Aerosmith, Santana, Foreigner and Heart led a lineup that also included Ted Nugent, Save Mason, Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush, Bob Welch and Ribicon.
When was Ontario Motor Speedway built?
Ontario Motor Speedway, which opened in 1970, closed in 1980. The $35-million facility was demolished to make way for commercial and residential development. The 2.5-mile track was built as a replica of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, complete to its rectangular oval configuration and its low banking in the turns.
Who played the Us Festival in 1983?
Over 600,000 people turned up across the four shows but it was day two, heavy metal Sunday that pulled in 375,000 alone. Featuring Quiet Riot, Motley Crue, Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne, Triumph, Scorpions and Van Halen, it was a stellar line-up and Van Halen were in peak form.
Where did Cal Jam II take place?
California Jam II (also known as Cal Jam II) was a music festival held in Ontario, California, at the Ontario Motor Speedway on March 18, 1978 and produced by Leonard Stogel, Sandy Feldman, and Don Branker. More than 350,000 people attended. The event was promoted by Wolf & Rissmiller Concerts.
What was the crowd size at California Jam II?
California Jam II, the sequel to the 1974 rock festival, drew tens of thousands to the Ontario Motor Speedway. Some 225,000 tickets were sold, setting a record for a single-day paid attendance at a rock concert. The actual crowd size due to gate-crashers has been estimated at 300,000 to 350,000.
What happened to the Cal Jam festival?
Plans for a Cal Jam III were approved, but after Stogel died in the American Airlines Flight 191 crash of May 1979, the festival never took place. The name was revived in 2017, though, for a two-day, rock-focused festival at Glen Helen Regional Park.
Who promoted the first California Jam festival?
The event was promoted by Wolf & Rissmiller Concerts. The festival was a sequel to the original California Jam held in 1974. Musical acts featured at the festival included: A television special featuring highlights of the festival was broadcast a few months later on the American Broadcasting Company network.