Former Location –
Also known as Miami Speedway, Miami Dragway, Miami-Hollywood Speedway.
The Miami Rock Festival of December, 1969, drew thousands here to what is now a housing development in the middle of Pembroke Pines. The acts included Canned Heat, Vanilla Fudge, Grateful Dead, Johnny Winter, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Mother Lode, Sweetwater, Cold Blood, The Turtles, The Band and the Amboy Dukes.
Other Notable Concerts Held Here Include:
12/27/1972 – The Allman Brothers Band, Roxy Music & Edgar Winter
12/12/1972 – Johnny & Edgar Winter
3/28/1970 – Iron Butterfly
Miami-Hollywood Motorsports Park
172nd Ave and Hollywood Blvd
Pembroke Pines FL 33029
“Time it was, and what a time it was”
This was my second festival that spectacular year of 1969. I was 17 and on Christmas break down from Brooklyn College. It’s kinda hard to remember through the haze of incredible hallucinogens taken at the time. I clearly remember one night closing down with recordings of Long Time Gone and waking up with Here Comes The Sun over the loudspeakers. What stands out, beyond the blissful experience of simply being there, is a most outstanding jam with Johnny Winter and Canned Heat. Now Sweetwater was beyond amazing and I’ve been a fan ever since. Forget the Grateful Dead, I was there but then again I wasn’t. Cold Blood, Smith, Lighthouse, and good g-d the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. But above all else was the night The Band and Santana played back to back. It all simply blew me away and even now I can remember being awestruck by the waves of music flooding my brain. Thanks so much for your website and the opportunity to bring up those memories.
i was 14 went with older friends – I did not smoke one thing or take one toke or take any substance alcoholic or otherwise – I ate maybe 2 hamburgers in 3 days – somebody (a veteran of Woodstock) stole my sleeping bag the 1st night – Gov Claude Kirk was there on horseback threatening to arrest everyone – people swimming nude in a canal – bad trips in the medical tent – really the ’60s was a just a bunch of degenerate bullshit – peace and love was actually drugs and sex…not the same – it is all dead now – the end of the INFIDEL STATE U.S.A. is at hand amen?