Southern Star Amphitheatre

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Southern Star Amphitheatre
LocationHouston, Texas
Coordinates29°40′32″N 95°24′27″W / 29.6755°N 95.4074°W / 29.6755; -95.4074Coordinates: 29°40′32″N 95°24′27″W / 29.6755°N 95.4074°W / 29.6755; -95.4074
OwnerSix Flags AstroWorld
Construction
Opened1980
ClosedOctober 30, 2005
Demolished2006

Southern Star Amphitheatre [1] was an amphitheatre located at AstroWorld in Houston, Texas. It opened in the southeast corner of the theme park in 1980. The venue was frequented by notable performers including The Beach Boys and Kansas. The Southern Star saw a decline in the number of top-billed acts when the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion opened in 1990.[2] Reserved seating was available and a grassy lawn was provided to guests with general admission. The venue closed along with the theme park in 2005.

Concerts[edit]

Act Date TBA1 TBA2 Source Notes
The Grass Roots May 7, 1971 A predates Southern Star Amphitheater
Anne Murray November 9, 1973 B predates Southern Star Amphitheater
Crosby, Stills & Nash August 26, 1977 B predates Southern Star Amphitheater
The Beach Boys June 19, 1982 B
Blue Öyster Cult July 16, 1982 B
John Cougar Mellencamp August 20, 1982 A
Kansas July 16, 1983 A, B
"Weird Al" Yankovic April 13, 1984 B
Billy Idol May 26, 1984 A
Cheap Trick June 2, 1984 B
Heart June 16, 1984 A
Bryan Adams May 12, 1985 A
John Denver May 18, 1985 A
Howard Jones (musician) June 15, 1985 A
Kenny Loggins July 12, 1985 A
Crosby, Stills & Nash July 14, 1985 A
Power Station (band) July 19, 1985 A
David Sanborn August 1, 1985 A
Paul Young August 3, 1985 A
Dire Straits August 17, 1985 A
Heart August 18, 1985 A
Grateful Dead August 30, 1985 A
Wham! September 4, 1985 A
Tears for Fears September 15, 1985 A
Squeeze (band) September 21, 1985 A
AC/DC October 12, 1985 A
Night Ranger October 25, 1985 A
Jefferson Starship October 25, 1985 A
Adam Ant October 26, 1985 A
Simple Minds April 5, 1986 A
Robert Palmer (singer) June 6, 1986 A
Bob Dylan June 20, 1986 A
Tom Petty June 20, 1986 A
The Monkees June 27, 1986 A
Mike and the Mechanics June 28, 1986 A Opening band was "Keep it Dark"
Depeche Mode June 29, 1986 B
Joe Jackson (musician) July 6, 1986 A
Julian Lennon July 12, 1986 A
The Cure July 20, 1986 B
Emerson, Lake and Powell August 10, 1986 B
The Moody Blues September 21, 1986 A Opening band was "The Fixx"
Steve Winwood October 5, 1986 A
Bruce Hornsby October 5, 1986 A
Crowded House May 1, 1987 B
Howard Jones (musician) May 9, 1987 A
The Bangles June 5, 1987 A
The Monkees July 18, 1987 A, B
"Weird Al" Yankovic July 18, 1987 B
Richard Marx July 29, 1988 A
Throwing Muses April 21, 1989 B
New Order (band) April 21, 1989 B
New Kids on the Block July 2, 1989 A
Fine Young Cannibals September 30, 1989 A
"Weird Al" Yankovic August 14, 1992 B
Glenn Frey & Joe Walsh July 2, 1993 A
The Flaming Lips November 27, 1993 B
Selena July 31, 1994 A
Ringo Starr May 25, 1997 A
Alice Cooper October 3, 1998 A
Delirious? March 30, 2002 B

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rockinhouston.com/venues/astroworld-southern-star/604/
  2. ^ "Astroworld, Houston, TX, USA Concert Setlists". setlist.fm. Retrieved 2014-06-01. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)