Chronological List Of Performers At Lagoon

1900

JUL
8 – Olsen’s Orchestra

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1918

JUL
16 – Utah Artillery Band

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1939
Artie Shaw

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1947
Tony Pastor

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1948
Dell Bush
Frankie Masters
Joe Reichman
The Modernaires
Red Nichols
Shep Fields & His Orchestra
Stan Kenton

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1949
Ella Fitzgerald
Sarah Vaughn
Spike Jones

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1950
Al Donahue
Charlie Barnet Orchestra & Doc Severinsen
Gene Krupa
Lionel Hampton
T. Texas Tyler

JUN
10 – Glenn Henry
23-24 – Anson Weeks
30 – Jerry Gray

JUL
1-4 – Jerry Gray
5 – Murray Jones
6-8 – Ray Herbeck with Lorraine Benson

AUG
25 – Utah Symphony Orchestra

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1951
Alvino Rey
Benny Strong
Blue Barron
Count Basie Orchestra
Eddie Brendt
George Engar Orchestra
Glenn Henry
Lionel Hampton
Mert Draper & His Orchestra
Page Cavanaugh
Stewart Grow Orchestra

AUG
16-17 – Spike Jones

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1952
Benny Strong
Fran Warren
George Engar Orchestra
Harry James
Henry Busse
Lionel Hampton
Stewart Grow Orchestra
Tex Beneke

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1953
Joni James
Spike Jones
Tex Beneke

JUL
17-18 – Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey

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1954
Count Basie Orchestra
George Engar Orchestra
Henry Busse
Jerry Fielding
Les Brown
Louis Jordan
Skinnay Ennis
Spike Jones

MAY
29 & 31 – Jan Garber

JUN
4-5 – The Ames Brothers

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1955
Dave Brubeck
Duke Ellington
The Four Coins
Frankie Carle
The Gaylords
Lionel Hampton
Louis Armstrong
Sauter-Finegan
Skinnay Ennis
Tony Pastor
Woody Herman

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1956
Duke Ellington
The Four Knights
The Gaylords
The Ink Spots
Mel Torme
Ralph Flanagan
Woody Herman

MAY
4 – Count Basie
25-26 – Lillian Roth
Les Brown

JUL
3-7 – Harry James
20-21, 23-24 – Louis Armstrong

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1957
Billy Eckstine
Fats Domino
The Four Freshmen
Stan Kenton

MAY
4 – Les Elgart
11 – The Gaylords
24-25 – Louis Armstrong
30-31 – Les Brown

JUN
1 – Les Brown
7-8 – Red Nichols & His 5 Pennies
14-15 – Billy Eckstine
28-29 – Chet Baker Quartet / Anita O’Day / Johnnie “Scat” Davis

JUL
2 – George Shearing

AUG
2-3 – The Four Knights
9-10 – Dave Brubeck Quartet

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1958
The Ames Brothers
Count Basie Orchestra
The Everly Brothers
The Four Aces
The Four Coins
The Four Freshmen
The Four Knights
The Gaylords
The Glenn Miller Orchestra
Hank Thompson
Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra
Stan Kenton

JUN
28 – Nat King Cole

JUL
1 – The Lone Ranger
4-5 – Johnnie Ray

AUG
1-2 – The Everly Brothers
15-16 – Dave Brubeck Quartet
23 – George Hamilton IV / Shelly Manne

SEP
– Les Brown

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1959
The Ames Brothers
The Everly Brothers
Fats Domino
George Shearing
The Glenn Miller Orchestra
Johnny Cash
The Kingston Trio
Mel Hall & His Orchestra
Nat King Cole
Ray Anthony

MAY
2 – The Gaylords
9 – June Christy
16 – Eddie Cano
29-30 – The Four Freshmen

JUN
5-6 – Les Brown

AUG
14-15 – Louis Armstrong
21-22 – Red Nichols

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1960
Andy Williams
The Brothers Four
Dave Brubeck
Duke Ellington
Ella Fitzgerald
The Everly Brothers
The Four Freshmen
George Scott
Guy Williams
Harry James
Jimmy Dorsey
Johnny Cash
Johnny Mathis
The Kingston Trio
The Lennon Sisters
Les Brown
Les Paul & Mary Ford
Louis Armstrong
The Three Stooges

MAY
27-28 & 30 – Ray McKinley and The Glenn Miller Orchestra

JUN
3-4 – The Kingston Trio

JUL
1-2 & 4 – Mills Brothers

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1961
Brenda Lee
Connie Francis
Ella Fitzgerald
The Everly Brothers
Fats Domino
Frankie Laine
George Shearing
Johnny Cash
Johnny Mathis
June Christy
The Kingston Trio
Les Brown
The Limeliters
Marty Robbins
Pat Boone

APR
29 – The Four Preps

SEP
1-2 & 4 – The Four Freshmen
2-4 – The Flying Viennes Trapeze Show starring David Nelson

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1962
Bill Haley & The Comets
The Crosby Brothers
Errol Garner
George Gobel
George Shearing
Johnny Cash
The Kingston Trio
The Lettermen
The Platters

MAY
5 – The Harmonicats
12 – The Hi-Los (for U of U students & alumni only)
18-19 – Johnny Mathis
26 – Frankie Laine
30 – The Crosby Brothers (cancelled due to illness)

JUN
1-2 – Peter, Paul & Mary
8-9 – The Mills Brothers

JUL
4 – Ella Fitzgerald
6 – The Platters
7 – Dave Brubeck Quartet
13-14 – The Everly Brothers

AUG
2-4 – Nat King Cole
24-25 – Stan Kenton
31 – The Four Preps

SEP
1 & 3 – The Four Preps
– The Everly Brothers
– The Four Lettermen

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1963
The Four Lads
The Kingston Trio
The Limeliters
Ray Charles
Woody Herman

APR
13 – KSOP’s Grand Ole Opry: Claude Gray / Skeets McDonald / The Roadrunners / KSOP Wranglers
20 – The Four Freshmen / Mike Clifford
27 – The New Christy Minstrels

MAY
11 – Martin Denny
18 – Louis Armstrong
25 – The Four Preps
31 – Peter, Paul & Mary

JUN
1 – Peter, Paul & Mary
3-8 – Joan Brandon “World’s Greatest Hypnotist”
14-15 – KALL’s Hootenanny: The Bellshanny Men / Dee Meyer Pechora Singers / Utah Valley Boys / The J.C. Three
21 – KSOP’s Grand Ole Opry: Lester Flatt / Earl Scruggs / Foggy Mountain Boys / Wanda Jackson / The Party Timers / Candy Martin
22 – Frankie Avalon
28-29 – The Everly Brothers

JUL
4 – The New Christy Minstrels
5-6 – KSOP’s Grand Ole Opry: Leon McAuliff / Cimarron Boys
12 – The Limeliters
13 – Woody Herman
20 – The Kingston Trio
23 – Utah Symphony Orchestra
26-27 – George Shearing

AUG
6 – Utah Symphony Orchestra
9-10 – Johnny Cash
16-17 – The Four Lads
20 – Utah Symphony Orchestra
23-24 – Stan Kenton
30-31 – The Brothers Four

SEP
7 – The Beach Boys

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1964
The Four Freshmen
Jan & Dean
Johnny Cash
Johnny Mathis
The Kingston Trio
The Lettermen
Nat King Cole
Lionel Hampton
Louis Armstrong
New Christy Minstrels
Peter, Paul & Mary
Peter & Gordon
The Smothers Brothers
Utah Symphony Orchestra

APR
11 – The Champs
18 – Paul & Paula

MAY
9 – Grand Ole Opry
16 – The Four Preps

JUN
12-13 – The Beach Boys
19-20 – The Everly Brothers

JUL
3-4 – Jonah Jones
10-11 – The Kingston Trio

AUG
22 – Grand Ole Opry
25 – Fats Domino
28-29 – The Everly Brothers

SEP
4-5 – Frankie Avalon
11-12 – The Beach Boys

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1965
The Brothers Four
Count Basie Orchestra
Glenn Yarbrough
Johnny Cash
The Kingston Trio
Paul Revere & The Raiders
Shangri-Las
The Statler Brothers

MAY
22 – The Osmond Brothers
29 – The Beach Boys

JUN
4-5 – The Kingsmen
10-11 – The Everly Brothers

JUL
2-3 – Johnny Mathis / The Young Americans
9-10 – Fats Domino
31 – Allan Sherman / Joe “Fingers” Carr

AUG
10 – The Sunrays
13-14 – The Righteous Brothers
20-21 – New Christy Minstrels

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1966
The Animals
The Dave Clark Five
Hank Thompson
Herman’s Hermits
Johnny Cash
Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66

APR
9 – The Sunrays
16 – KNAK’s Battle Of The Bands (continued every Friday throughout season)
23 – We Five / Mike Romney’s Sextet
30 – KSOP’s Grand Ole Opry

MAY
7 – The Beau Brummels / The Invaders
14 – The Four Freshmen
21 – Ray Charles
28 – Gary Lewis & The Playboys / The Invaders

JUN
4 – Louis Armstrong
11 – Buck Owens & The Grand Ole Opry
18 – Paul Revere & The Raiders

JUL
23 – The Rolling Stones
30 – The Everly Brothers

AUG
27 – The Kingston Trio

SEP
3 – The 3 D’s
9 – The Beach Boys / The Runaways
10 – The Beach Boys
17 – The Association

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1967
Bobby Vee
Bobby Vinton
Buck Owens
Glenn Yarbrough
Mitch Ryder
Mojo Men
Paul Revere & The Raiders
The Sandpipers
Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66
The Turtles

APR
15 – Electric Prunes

MAY
13 – Hank Thompson
19 – The Sopwith Camel
20 – The Buckinghams
27 – The Bossmen / The Groobies / The Churchmen / The Ferraris

JUN
2 – Rock Band Contest: The Tenders / The Jokers / The New Tymes Inner Needs / The Lyon’s Sher / others
3 – The Kingston Trio
10 – Johnny Cash / June Carter / Statler Bros. / Tennesee 3 / Wranglers
17 – Mitch Ryder
24 – The Turtles

JUL
1 – Good Time Singers
8 – Peter, Paul & Mary
19 – Herman’s Hermits / The Who / The Blues Magoos
22 – The Association
29 – The Everly Brothers

AUG
12 – The Four Freshmen

SEP
8 – The Doors

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1968
The Animals
The Buckinghams
Glen Campbell
Glenn Yarbrough
Harpers Bizarre
The Platters
Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs

APR
13 – The Bossmen

MAY
17 – The Monkees
18 – Strawberry Alarm Clock / The Bossmen
25 – The Doors
29 – Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention / The Youngbloods / War Of Armageddon

JUN
15 – The Beach Boys
22 – Hank Thompson / Minnie Pearl / Roy Clark
29 – The GrassRoots / The Bossmen / The Turtles

JUL
6 – Jefferson Airplane
13 – Johnny Cash
20 – Big Brother & The Holding Company / Blue Cheer
25 – Herman’s Hermits / The Association
27 – The Five Americans

AUG
10 – The Ohio Express
14 – Jefferson Airplane
17 – Paul Revere & The Raiders / Big Opry Show
24 – The Association
30 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
31 – The Everly Brothers

SEP
6 – The Four Freshmen
7 – The Beach Boys / The Box Tops

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1969
Bryan Hyland
Roy Clark
The Spiral Starecase
Tommy Roe

JUL
19 – The Love Song
26 – The Ohio Express

SEP
5-6 – The Beach Boys

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1970

SEP
12 – The Beach Boys

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1971

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1972
Evel Knievel

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1973

AUG
1-2 – Polack Bros. Circus

SEP
5-6 – The Beach Boys / Paul Revere & The Raiders

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1975

JUL
24 – Jack Greene & Jeannie Seely

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1980

JUN
27 – Hank Thompson (Lagoon Stadium)

AUG
1 – Moe Bandy (Lagoon Stadium)
30 – Joe Stampley

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1981

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1982
Chris LeDoux
Gene Watson

JUN
11 – Jana Joe (Village Green)

JUL
2 – David Frizzel & Shelly West (Village Green)
24 – Al Hurricane (Davis Pavilion)

AUG
6-7 – Moe Bandy (Village Green)
27 – Terri Gibbs (Village Green)

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1983

JUN
10 – Gene Watson

JUL
12 – Joe Stampley
22 – Moe Bandy

AUG
12 – Johnny Duncan

SEP
3 – Chris LeDoux

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1984
David Frizzell
Johnny Paycheck
Moe Bandy
Thrasher Brothers

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1985
Southern Pacific?

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1986

JUN
21 – The Turtles (Lagoon Stadium)
28 – Don McLean & The Buckinghams (Lagoon Stadium)

JUL
4 – Alvin & The Chipmunks (Lagoon Stadium) / Halau Hula O Moana

AUG
2 – Tommy James & The Shondells (Lagoon Stadium)
9 – Paul Revere & The Raiders (Lagoon Stadium)
16 – The Association (Lagoon Stadium)
19 – Gary Puckett & The Union Gap (Lagoon Stadium)
23 – The Lettermen (Lagoon Stadium)
29 – The GrassRoots / Herman’s Hermits/ The Monkees (Lagoon Stadium)

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1987

AUG
23 – Keith Whitley

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1988
The Artie Shaw Orchestra
Chubby Checker
Count Basie Orchestra
Dan Seals
The Mamas & The Papas
Southern Pacific?
Three Dog Night

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1989
Paul Casey
The Glenn Miller Orchestra

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1990
Paul Casey
Tony Angelo

JUL
23 – Lionel Cartwright
24 – Lionel Cartwright

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1995

JUN
16 – Moonpools & Caterpillars

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2009

JUL
18 – Sonnet

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2016

APR
17 – DJ Jarvicious (part of a Coca-Cola promotion)

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LINKS

Alphabetical List Of Performers At Lagoon

The Terrace

Alphabetical List Of Performers At The Terrace

Chronological List Of Performers At The Terrace

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SOURCES

Lagoon Press Kit

Various advertisements, concert posters, newspaper articles and emails to the author.

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11 thoughts on “Chronological List Of Performers At Lagoon”

  1. You are missing a band I believe played in early 67. The Who. I was there and they are not listed.

  2. During the 1980’s Chris LeDoux performed almost every year. Steve Wariner and Mel McDaniel also performed. There were several country artists every year that played at Pioneer Village. There was usually a concert every couple of weeks throughout the summer. Seems like Lagoon should have records of that. Wish I could remember them all.

  3. Why did this all stop? These concerts are amazing, I’d pay so much money to see a lot of these acts play again.

  4. I was drummer for The Bossmen, the house band at Lagoon and The Terrace in 1967-8. Lots of dates are wrong. We opened for nearly all and many you don’t have listed. Be glad to help.

  5. My parents were the KSOP Wranglers. I would love to see some photos or anything related to them. Please help.

  6. My first concert was The Monkees with Jimi Hendrix, you have them listed on different dates. Does anyone know the correct date?

  7. I double-checked my sources to make sure my listings are correct. I found a short newspaper article that confirms The Monkees played Lagoon on 17 May 1968. This has been fairly well documented since they originally intended filming a live performance there for their movie, ‘Head’. Because of logistical reasons, they ended up filming at Valley Music Hall instead and afterward, gave a short concert at Lagoon that night. I have been planning on writing an article on this.
    Deseret News article
    Lagoon’s ad for 30 Aug 1968 shows The Jimi Hendrix Experience appearing that night. I haven’t seen anything about them performing at Lagoon on the same bill and I’ve only heard of Jimi Hendrix performing at Lagoon once. Either way, I’m jealous you got to see them. Thanks for the message! I always welcome any information I can get.

  8. I attended the Herman’s Hermits concert where they got top billing over The Who. Herman’s Hermits gave a great performance but after Pete Townshend destroyed his guitar onstage after The Who’s performance and blew everyone’s minds, they stole the show and everyone forgot the top billed Herman’s Hermits. An unbelievable, once in a lifetime experience for myself and those with me that evening.

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