Former Location –
This ex-racetrack is probably best known for hosting the Newport Pop Festival on the three-day weekend of June 20–22, 1969. This show was attended by about 200,000 people. The performers were:
Friday, June 20, 1969
Ike & Tina Turner, Albert King, Edwin Hawkins Singers, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Joe Cocker, Southwind, Spirit and Taj Mahal.
Saturday, June 21, 1969
Albert Collins, Brenton Wood, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Charity, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Eric Burdon and War, Friends of Distinction, Jethro Tull, Lee Michaels, Love, Steppenwolf and Sweetwater.
Sunday, June 22, 1969
Booker T. & the M.G.’s, The Chambers Brothers, The Flock, The Grass Roots, Johnny Winter, Marvin Gaye, Mother Earth, Jimi Hendrix jam with Buddy Miles, Eric Burdon and Mother Earth, Poco, The Byrds, The Rascals and Three Dog Night.
Other Notable Concerts Played At Devonshire Downs Include:
10/15/1988 – Bad Religion
10/31/1981 – The Cramps
9/11/1981 – Black Flag
1/16/1970 – Cass Elliot
7/16/1967 – The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
7/16/1967 – Country Joe and the Fish
7/16/1967 – The Doors
7/16/1967 – Jefferson Airplane
7/15/1967 – Canned Heat
7/15/1967 – Iron Butterfly
It’s currently the north campus of California State University Northridge.
Devonshire just west of Zelzah
Northridge CA 91330