Do you remember all the concerts that happened at The Ballpark in OOB? Between 1986 and 1997 there were 75 concerts. Big names too! AC/DC, Cher, Aerosmith, Whitney Houston, Van Halen, Fleetwood Mac, and many others. Even though the noise drove the town crazy, the shows at the Ballpark- called SEAPAC, and later the Maine Entertainment Center, were some of the biggest shows Maine has ever had. It's a big part of Maine's musical history. We've compiled a list of every show and we hope it brings back good musical memories for you!

SHOWS AT THE BALLPARK IN OLD ORCHARD BEACH

August 21, 1997-311

July 27, 1997- Rusted Root

July 22, 1997- Santana

June 30, 1997-Aerosmith and Johnny Lang

June 20, 1997 -Cheap Trick and ZZ Top

Aug 22, 1996- HORDE Festival with Blues Traveler/Lenny Kravitz/Rusted Root

Aug 19, 1996 -Hootie and the Blowfish

July 20, 1996- James Taylor

July 8, 1996 -FURTHER Festival with John Wesley Harding/Mickey Hart/Bruce Hornsby/Hot Tuna/Los Lobos/Ratdog

August 10, 1995 -HORDE Festival with Black Crowes/Blues Traveler/G. Love/God Street Wine/Ziggy Marley

August 6, 1995 -Van Halen and Our Lady Peace

August 25, 1994-Michael Bolton

August 22, 1994- Aerosmith and Collective Soul

August 19, 1994-Allman Brothers/Blues Traveler/Sheryl Crow/Traffic

August 6, 1994-John Mellencamp

July 23, 1994-Peter Frampton and Robin Trower

July 16, 1994-Steve Miller Band

July 15, 1994-Spin Doctors/Cracker/Gin Blossoms

July 3, 1994-Phish

July 2, 1994-The Moody Blues

June 13, 1994 -Meat Loaf

August 1, 1993-Blues Traveler and Widespread Panic

July 14, 1992-Billy Ray Cyrus

August 31, 1991 -ZZ Top and Extreme

August 30, 1991-Paul Simon

August 23, 1991-Damn Yankees

August 19, 1991- Rod Stewart

August 13, 1991- Alice Cooper/Judas Priest/Motorhead/Dangerous Toys/Metal Church

August 9, 1991-Whitney Houston

July 28, 1991- Weir & Wasserman with Hot Tona

July 27, 1991-Scorpions/Great White/Mr. Big

July 25, 1991-Steve Miller and Eric Johnson

July 14, 1991- AC/DC and LA Guns

July 12, 1991- The Doobie Brothers

June 29, 1991- David Lee Roth/Extreme/Cinderella

June 15, 1991-Poison and Slaughter

Sep 2, 1990- Extreme and Nevada Beach

Sep 1, 1990-Little Feat and Hot Tuna

Aug 21, 1990-Bad Company and Damn Yankees

July 29, 1990-Cher

July 26, 1990- New Kids On the Block

July 22, 1990- Heart

July 21, 1990-Crosby, Stills, and Nash

July 24, 1990-Fleetwood Mac

July 7, 1990- Blackfoot/Ten Years After/Nazareth

July 6, 1990- KISS/Slaughter/Little Caesar

July 4, 1990-Tracy Chapman

June 30, 1990 B-52’s and Ziggy Marley

June 29, 1990- Lou Gramm and Steve Miller Band

June 28, 1990- Whitesnake and Faster Pussycat

June 24, 1990-Motley Crue and Tesla

June 22, 1990-Aerosmith/Black Crowes/Johnny Lang

Sep 13, 1989-Jerry Garcia Band and Weir & Wasserman

Aug 12, 1989-Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman and Howe

Aug 8, 1989-Rod Stewart

Aug 6, 1989-Stevie Ray Vaughn and Stray Cats

July 29, 1989, Melissa Etheridge and Little Feat

July 21, 1989-Beach Boys and Chicago

Jul5 15, 1989-Bob Dylan and Steve Earle

July 1, 1989-The Allman Brothers

June 23, 1989-Stevie Ray Vaughn

June 6, 1989-Bon Jovi and Skid Row

Aug 25, 1989-Steve Winwood

July 29, 1989-Def Leppard and Europe

July 3, 1988-Bob Dylan and The Alarm

June 18, 1988, The Beach Boys and Roy Orbison

Sep 30, 1989-James Taylor

Sep 1, 1987-Crosby, Stills and Nash and Fabulous Thunderbirds

Aug 16, 1987-Stevie Ray Vaughn

July 11, 1987- The Moody Blues and Til Tuesday

June 28, 1987-The Beach Boys

Aug 6, 1986-Dokken and Loverboy

July 13, 1986-Willie Nelson

July 1, 1986-The Moody Blues and The Fixx

 

 

 

 

This is where you would first come in, with concessions stands. A little-known fact, bands often would hang out right in the front building (not always behind the outfield fences), so you probably walked right past all these superstars!

 

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