last updated 02/03/10
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In the 1970s, Colorado had a great concert series called Colorado Sun Day which featured numerous bands at either Folsom Field on the CU campus in Boulder, or at Mile High Stadium in Denver.

While I attended a number of these and even have a few ticket stubs, lets just say my memories are a bit fuzzy and I cannot be certain who performed at all of these shows. I have made several inquiries to friends, local music writers, record store owners, and radio djs who have helped, but if you were there and can give me any input or corrections I would really appreciate it!

  • The first(?) Sunday show at Folsom: WAR, Golden Earring and the Grateful Dead
  • Mile High Stadium: Marshall Tucker Band, Pure Prairie League, The Outlaws and Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Pure Prairie League, Linda Ronstadt, Eagles
  • Colorado Sun Day No. 1 May 1, 1977: Country Joe McDonald, Santana, Bob Seger, Fleetwood Mac
  • Colorado Sun Day No. 2, June 16, 1977: The Marshall Tucker Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Heart, Atlanta Rhythm Section, The Outlaws, Foreigner, Dickey Betts & Great Southern, Rusty Weir
  • Colorado Sun Day No. 1 at Folsom Field: Beach Boys, Firefall, Bob Welch and Journey
  • Colorado Sun Day No. 2 July 16 at Folsom Field: The Rolling Stones, Kansas, Heart
  • Colorado Sun Day No. 3 was cancelled -- it was to have featured Fleetwood Mac and the Kinks (slow ticket sales were blamed; the Kinks played Red Rocks instead. The show was rescheduled with Fleetwood Mac, Firefall and the Jeff Beck Group -- but Jeff Beck canceled at the last minute and was replaced by Country Joe and the fish!
  • Colorado Sun Day No. 4 at Folsom Field: The Eagles, the Steve Miller Band and Jesse Winchester (or possibly it was Jonh Sebastian?)
  • Colorado Sun Day No. 1 May 13 at Folsom Field: Country Joe McDonald, Bob Welch, Heart, Doobie Brothers, Boston
  • Colorado Sun Day No. 2 June 16 at Mile High Stadium: Ted Nugent, Heart, the Cars, UFO and the Rockets
  • Colorado Sun Day No. 1 at Folsom Field: Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon, Blackfoot, Sammy Hagar, and Bill Bruford (a last-minute replacement for April Wine) Bill Bruford and the Killer Bees played dressed up in Bumble-Bee costumes
Thanks for sharing the hazy memories...
  • G. Brown, Erik Highland, Ric Dittman, Eric Herbert, Dave Young, Jeff Hodapp, Joe Meyer, Steve Hughes, Vince Rozmiarek