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Cleveland Stadium (also known as Lakefront Stadium and Cleveland Municipal Stadium) was a multi-purpose stadium before it was demolished in 1996 to make way for Cleveland Browns Stadium, now known as FirstEnergy Stadium.

The first concert held here took place in 1966 featuring the Beatles. Other acts that played here include The Jacksons, Bruce Springsteen, U2, The Who and Paul McCartney.

The opening of the nearby Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame was celebrated here with an all-star concert featuring Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Jerry Lee Lewis and others.

The World Series of Rock was a recurring, day-long and usually multi-act summer rock concert held here from 1974 through 1980.

The lineups were:

June 23, 1974
The Beach Boys
Joe Walsh and Barnstorm
Lynyrd Skynyrd
REO Speedwagon

August 4, 1974
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Climax Blues Band
James Gang

September 1, 1974
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Santana
The Band
Jesse Colin Young

May 31, 1975
The Beach Boys
Chicago

June 14, 1975
The Rolling Stones
Tower of Power
The J. Geils Band
Joe Vitale’s Madmen

July 11, 1975
Yes
Joe Walsh
Michael Stanley Band
Ace

August 23, 1975
Rod Stewart & Faces
Uriah Heep
Aerosmith
Blue Öyster Cult
Mahogany Rush

June 5, 1977
Ted Nugent
Todd Rundgren’s Utopia
Nazareth
Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes

June 25, 1977
Pink Floyd

August 6, 1977
Peter Frampton
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
The J. Geils Band
Derringer

July 1, 1978
The Rolling Stones
Kansas
Peter Tosh

July 15, 1978
Electric Light Orchestra
Foreigner
Journey
Trickster

August 26, 1978
Fleetwood Mac
Bob Welch
The Cars
Todd Rundgren & Utopia
Eddie Money

July 28, 1979
Aerosmith
Ted Nugent
Journey
Thin Lizzy
AC/DC
Scorpions

July 19, 1980
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
The J. Geils Band
Eddie Money
Def Leppard

Cleveland Stadium
1085 West 3rd St
Cleveland OH 44114