Notable UVA rock shows

1959 Fats Domino

1963 Ray Charles

1967 Isley Brothers, Shangri-Las, and "Little" Stevie Wonder

1969 Janis Joplin

1970 The Band (they returned just before their break-up in 1976)

1971 The Byrds

The Beach Boys

Faces (w/ Ron Wood & Rod Stewart)

1972 Ike & Tina Turner Revue

Chuck Berry

1973 Paul Simon

Manassas (Stephen Stills & Chris Hillman)

1974 Bruce Springsteen

Sha Na Na

1975 Fleetwood Mac

1976 Jackson Browne

1979 America

1980 Jimmy Buffet

1981 The Pretenders

1963 Talking Heads

1982 The Grateful Dead

1983 King Sunny Ade

Talking Heads

1984 The Ramones

Elvis Costello

Psychedelic Furs

1986 Stevie Ray Vaughan

Lou Reed

Ray Charles


B.B. King

1987 The Pretenders with Iggy Pop

1991 Bob Dylan

1994 Phish

2001 Dave Matthews



* This list does not include the 1956 performance of Duke Ellington. While this event was not a rock show per se, it had the distinction of being– until Dave Matthews Band in 2001– the only major concert held in Scott Stadium.


Due to editing errors, the spelling of the Psychedelic Furs and the year of Talking Heads were incorrect in our original print editions. Both errors have been corrected in this online edition.