Rock On!

MusicI love music.  More than love….music speaks to my soul.  It should be to no surprise then that I love to attend concerts.  There is just something that makes you feel so alive  when you feel the music vibrate through your entire being, bonding with thousands of other fans, complete strangers, through an invisible web of notes and lyrics.  We can all share in the life and beauty of music.  Music gives us words when words fail to express how we feel.  Whether it transforms us emotionally, or physically through dance, it is very spiritual. YES – EVEN ROCK AND ROLL CAN BE SPIRITUAL.

In a recent discussion with a friend about concerts we have each attended, I started to think about just how many I have been to.  I still have a good majority of my tickets, although  some have been lost over time.  So, just for fun I used my ticket stubs, photo albums, etc., to compile this list of concerts I have attended.  I have included as much information as I could. 

I have since continued to keep the list up to date as I purchase new tickets and attend shows.  One thing is for sure, they don’t call Nashville Music City for nothing!  As the shows keep rolling in, I can’t seem to keep up!  I love this town!

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Headliner Guests Date Venue Location
Bon Jovi Cinderella 3/20/1987 Cincinnati Gardens Cincinnati, OH
Motley Crue Whitesnake 7/23/1987 Cincinnati Gardens Cincinnati, OH
Def Leppard Tesla 10/20/1987 Hara Arena Dayton, OH
KISS Chastain 12/31/1987 Hara Arena Dayton, OH
Aerosmith White Lion 5/2/1988 Hara Arena Dayton, OH
Scorpions Kingdom Come 9/21/1988 Hara Arena Dayton, OH
Jimmy Page Rock City Angels 10/21/1988 Hara Arena Dayton, OH
Ratt Britny Fox, Kix 2/7/1989 Hara Arena Dayton, OH
Bon Jovi Skid Row 10/4/1989 Riverfront Coliseum Cincinnati, OH
L.A. Guns Tora Tora, Dangerous Toys, Kix 10/28/1989 Hara Arena Dayton, OH
Great White Tesla 11/3/1989 Cincinnati Gardens Cincinnati, OH
Jeff Beck Stevie Ray Vaughn 11/15/1989 Hara Arena Dayton, OH
Motley Crue Warrant 11/26/1989 Riverfront Coliseum Cincinnati, OH
Lenny Kravitz Tracy Chapman 3/20/1990 Bogarts Cincinnati, OH
Joe Satriani Stevie Salas Colorcode 3/21/1990 Hara Arena Dayton, OH
Farm Aid IV Various 4/7/1990 The Hoosier Dome Indianapolis, IN
KISS Slaughter, Danger Danger 6/7/1990 Hara Arena Dayton, OH
Dio Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force 8/10/1990 Hara Arena Dayton, OH
The Black Crowes The Four Horseman 11/13/1990 Bogarts Cincinnati, OH
Bullet Boys 3/28/1991 Unknown Dayton, OH
Jane’s Addiction Rollins Band 5/14/1991 Hara Arena Dayton, OH
Queensryche 6/4/1991 Hara Arena Dayton, OH
Blues Traveler Widespread Panic 9/10/1991 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
Sound Garden 11/9/1991 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
KISS The Hunger 9/7/1996 McNichol’s Arena Denver, CO
KISS Skid Row 5/13/2000 Polaris Columbus, OH
KISS Skid Row 9/29/2000 Nationwide Arena Columbus, OH
John Mellencamp Donovan 3/23/2005 Civic Center Savannah, GA
Buckcherry Avenged Sevenfold, Papa Roach, Burn Halo 3/30/2009 Sommet Center Nashville, TN
KISS Buckcherry 10/25/2009 Sommet Center Nashville, TN
Taylor Swift Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Andy Grammar 9/17/2011 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
Eric Church Alan Jackson, Eric Paslay, Jon Pardi 9/21/2011 Capitol Street Party Nashville, TN
Van Halen Kool & the Gang 4/27/2012 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
Luke Bryan NA 5/22/2012 Private VIP Party Nashville, TN
Roger Waters NA 6/19/2012 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
Buckcherry My Darkest Days 8/28/2012 12th & Porter Nashville, TN
KISS Motley Crue 9/4/2012 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
Luke Bryan Jon Pardi 10/17/2012 Capitol Street Party Nashville, TN
Iron Maiden Megadeth 9/5/2013 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
Kiss Def Leppard 7/16/2014 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
Journey Joan Jett & the Blackhearts 9/12/2014 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
Motley Crue Alice Cooper 10/15/2014 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
The Black Keys St. Vincent 12/8/2014 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
Styx NA 2/19/2015 Schermerhorn Symphony Nashville, TN
Godsmack Hellyeah 4/29/2015 War Memorial Nashville, TN
The Who Joan Jett & the Blackhearts 5/11/2015 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
Blue October Harvard of the South, Ashleigh Stone 5/13/2015 Exit/In Nashville, TN
Martina McBride 7/4/2015 Nashville July 4th Show Nashville, TN
Train The Fray 7/10/2015 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
Deep Purple Simo 8/2/2015 The Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
Def Leppard Styx, Tesla 8/18/2015 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
Billy Idol The London Souls 9/18/2015 The Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
Shinedown Breaking Benjamin 11/13/2015 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
Jamey Johnson 2/26/2016 George Jones Museum Nashville, TN
Mumford & Sons Blake Mills 4/15/2016 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
Alice Cooper NA 5/2/2016 TPAC Nashville, TN
Disturbed Rob Zombie 5/7/2016 Ascend Amphitheater Nashville, TN
Shinedown Halestorm 8/4/2016 Ascend Amphitheater Nashville, TN
Goo Goo Dolls Collective Soul, Tribe Society 8/5/2016 Ascend Amphitheater Nashville, TN
Heart Cheap Trick & Joan Jett 9/19/2016 Ascend Amphitheater Nashville, TN
Blue October Danny Malone 10/21/2016 The Cannery Ballroom Nashville, TN
Stevie Nicks Pretenders 11/7/2016 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
The Fray American Authors 11/12/2016 War Memorial Nashville, TN
Five Finger Death Punch Shinedown, Sixx:AM, As Lions 11/21/2016 The Huntington Center Toledo, OH
Keith Urban Styx, A Thousand Horses 12/31/2016 Bicentennial Park Nashville, TN
Dierks Bentley Cole Swindell, Jon Pardi 1/21/2017 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
Justin Furstenfeld NA 2/10/2016 City Winery Nashville, TN
Bon Jovi Jake Johnson 2/18/2016 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
Twenty One Pilots Jon Bellion, Judah and the Lion 2/24/2017 Legacy Arena Birmingham, AL
The Flaming Lips Clipping 3/29/2017 War Memorial Nashville, TN
Neil Diamond NA 4/19/2016 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Joe Walsh 4/25/2016 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
Def Leppard Tesla, Poison 4/27/2017 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
Breaking Benjamin Red 5/9/2017 War Memorial Nashville, TN
Daryl Hall & John Oates Tears for Fears 5/24/2017 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
Iron Maiden Ghost 6/13/2017 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
Chris Young Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 7/4/2017 Nashville July 4th Show Nashville, TN
Ted Nugent Tom Fuller 7/19/2017 The Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
Goo Goo Dolls Phillip Phillips 7/31/2017 Ascend Amphitheater Nashville, TN
Matchbox Twenty Rivers & Rust Counting Crows 8/12/2017 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
Roger Waters NA 8/13/2017 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
Blue October Missio 11/9/2017 Cannery Ballroom Nashville, TN
Guns N Roses NA 11/13/2017 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
Shinedown TBA 12/11/2017 Cannery Ballroom Nashville, TN
Garth Brooks TBA 12/23/2017 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
Foo Fighters TBA 5/4/2018 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN



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