We enjoy attending live concerts of our favorite musicians.
Cameras are not allowed at most shows but we captured a few acts.

Elton John
Oracle Arena
Oakland, CA
January 18, 2019

The concert was fabulous! This was another stop on Elton John's Yellow Brick Road Farewell Tour. Elton and his band played a number of old and new songs performed during Elton's career. Dennis and I decided to dress up for this concert to say our final goodbyes.
Elton John
Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, Nevada
September 24, 2013

This concert was awesome! We enjoyed seeing Elton John during his Million Dollar Piano concert. The stage set was very colorful and a great set of videos behind the band. The venue is really good and is also used by the likes of Celine Deon.

The Grand Ole Opry Concert
Nashville, Tennessee
July 16, 2013

This concert was great. Dennis and I sat second roll, center for this show and it was a lot of fun. Cassadee Pope made her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Big & Rich made surprise appearance with headliner Darius Rucker. The lineup included: Chris Jensen, Ronda Vincent, Thomas Rheit, Jim Ed Brown, Jimmy Fortune, Cassadee Pope and Daruis Rucker.

Chris Jensen

Ronda Vincent

Thomas Rheit

Jim Ed Brown

Jimmy Fortune

Cassadee Pope

Darius Rucker with surprise guests Big & Rich

Daly & Vincent at the Ryman
Nashville, Tennessee
July 18, 2013

This concert was awesome. The music was great and the venue superb. We even managed to set a few seats away from Ricky Skaggs. The show was on the air internationally and we all got to be a part of the show. Dennis and I have seen Daly & Vincent before but not for a full concert. We recommend seeing this group if you have the opportunity.

A stature with Minny Pearl, entrance to the Ryman and Ricky Skaggs in the audience.

The Grand Ole Opry Concert
Nashville, Tennessee
July 19, 2013

This show was a lot of fun. A lot of old timers dominated this evening of country music. This was our last time at the Opre before heading home after a nice two week trip in the South. The concert line-up included: Jeannie Seely, Jimmy Wyane, Mike Snyder, Riders in the Sky, Jimmy C. Newman & Cajan Country, Tracy Lawrence, Bill Anderson, Bobby Osborne & The Rock Top X-press, Angie Johnson, Larry Gatlin & Steve Gatlin, Rebecca Lynn Harris and Mel Tillis.

Jeannie Seely

Jimmy Wyane

Mike Snyder

Riders in the Sky

Jimmy C. Newman & Cajan Country

Tracy Lawrence

Mel Tillis

Dolly Parton - A Better Day Tour
Sleep Train Pavilion, Concord, CA
July 24, 2011

Dolly Parton gave a very good concert that lasted about 2 hours with an intermission. She once again struck a cord with the audience with her charming down to earch personality and good singing.

Kristian Bush

650 WSM Grand Ole Opry Show- Tuesday Night Opry
Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, TN
June 14, 2011

We saw a number of artists perform for the live radio telecast on 650 WSM Radio. Live WSM Radio shows at the Grand Ole Opry normally include artists that are considered new, current headliners and a legend. A typical show may include up to 12 performers. Our show included performances by Jim Ed Brown, Chuck Wicks, Jean Shepard, Eden's Edge, George Hamilton IV, Dailey & Vincent, Jimmy Dickens and Darryl Worley. We recommend if your visiting Nashville to attend one of the scheduled shows at the Grand Ole Opry.

Jim Ed Brown

Jim Ed Brown

Chuck Wicks

Chuck Wicks
Kristian Bush

Jean Shepard

Jean Shepard

Eden's Edge

Eden's Edge

George Hamilton IV

George Hamilton IV

Dailey & Vincent

Daley & Vincent

Jimmy Dickens

Jimmy Dickens

Darryl Worley

Darryl Worley

Sugerland - Incredible Machine Tour
Sleep Train Pavilion, Concord, CA
April 30, 2010

Sugarland (Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles)
Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles played to a full house at the Sleep Train Pavilion. They had two opening acts then they came on stage for a lively show. Hope you enjoy the pictures.

Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles
Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush
Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush
Kristian Bush
Jennifer Nettles

Face to Face Tour
Arco Arena, Oakland, CA
February 13, 2010

Elton John and Billy Joel
Elton John and Billy Joel rocked the house for 3 hours, 22 minutes before a sold out crowd with no intermission. This concert was better with improved vocals, sound and stage sets than the Face to Face Tour stop a few years ago. They started the show with Elton's "Your Song" to start the show and sang a few songs together. Elton performed first without Billy for a full set and then Billy Joel came on stage. Fantastic show and they really got into it hammering out their best hits. Sir Elton John and Billy Joel reunited for an extensive “Face 2 Face” tour which is continuing what is being described as the most successful and longest-running concert pairing in pop history. Joel and John first launched their Face 2 Face tour during the 1994-95 season. The piano rockers later revived the show in 2001 with dates booked through 2003's sold-out 24-date trek.

Elton John and Billy Joel
Elton John and Billy Joel
Elton John and Billy Joel

Chesney's Poets & Pirates Tour
AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA
June 8, 2008

This was one great country music concert at AT&T Park in San Francisco. There was approximately 35,000 fans in attendance to enjoy 7 hours of music entertainment. The staging was compared to that of the Rolling Stones and U2 according to one newspaper article about the concert. The entertainers included headliner Kenny Chesney and before him appeared Brooks & Dunn, LeAnn Rimes, Luke Bryan. There were some surprise guests to appear in stage including Steve Miller and Sammy Hagar.

LeAnn Rimes

Brooks & Dunn

Kenny Chesney

Sammy Hagar singing in front
Kenny Chesney and Sammy Hagar singing

Kenny Chesney and Steve Miller

K.C.'s Boogie Blast
Ultimate Dance Party

Featuring K.C. & The Sunshine Band, Tavares, Sister Sledge and Gloria Gaynor
August 5, 2006

K.C. & The Sunshine Band

Dennis and I took in one fun show that kept everyone in attendance dancing on their feet. K.C. & the Sunshine Band took the stage and shared it off and on with Sister Sledge, Tavares and Gloria Gaynor during the 2 1/2 hour concert at the Sleep Train Pavilion in Concord, CA.

- Dave McGrath-Wagner

Harry Wayne Casey (KC)

K.C. & The Sunshine Band Website


Chubby Tavares, Tiny Tavares and Butch Tavares
Butch Tavares
Tiny Tavares (Pooch)

Chubby Tavares

Tavares Website

Tavares Biography and Update at Soultracks

Sister Sledge featuring Kathy Sledge

Kathy Sledge

Sister Sledge Official Site

Kathy Sledge Official Site

Gloria Gaynor

Gloria Gaynor

Official Website for Gloria Gaynor

Beach Boys in Concert
Great America Park, Santa Clara, CA

The private concert is given for employees of Pacific Bell. The Beach Boys played all their big hits for the small crowd. A great time at the outdoor concert.

- Dave McGrath-Wagner

The Judds Reunion Concert
Chronicle Pavilion, Concord, CA

The Judds performed their big hits under the stars and it was great to mother Judd on stage.

Toby Keith in Concert
Cow Palace, Daly City, CA

Travis Tritt in Concert
Cow Palace, Daly City, CA

This was one heck of a concert. Travis Tritt was on stage for a solid 2 1/2 hours of entertainment. He went through a high spirited show performing all his major hits in his career.

Fashion Rocks
Radio City Hall, New York City
September 7, 2006

This was one fantastic show at Radio City Hall in New York City. Dennis, his sister Denise and I attended the taping of Fashion Rocks which featured Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé, Bon Jovi, The Black Eyed Peas, Jamie Foxx, Jay-Z, Elton John, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, The Pussycat Dolls, Rihanna, Scissor Sisters, Kanye West and other top recording artists. The taping started at 8 pm and ended approximately 3 1/2 hours later. I was lucky along with many to be able to take pictures of the performances and I hope you enjoy them.

Radio City Hall in New York City
Lobby of Radio City Hall

Inside Radio City Hall, New York City
Elton John with Scissor Sisters
Elton John

Elton John with Beyoncé
Scissor Sisters
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw

30 Seconds to Mars performed a short set atop Radio City's marquee
Jamie Foxx sang Can I Take U Home.  There were Dreamgirl like ladies placed beside the piano

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