Cobo Arena

300 Civic Center Drive
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Event Datesort descending Featured Artist(s) Additional Artists
3rd Annual American Festival of Music 08/05/1961 Tony Bennett
Jack Brokensha
Dave Brubeck
Pete Fountain
The Four Freshmen
Buddy Montgomery
Monk Montgomery
Wes Montgomery
Julie London
Bobby Troup
3rd Annual American Festival of Music 08/06/1961 Cannonball Adderley
Count Basie
Jack Brokensha
Jonah Jones
Nina Simone
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
The Biggest Show of Stars for '61 09/24/1961 Brook Benton
Gary U.S. Bonds
The Cleftones
The Drifters
Gene McDaniels
The Platters
Del Shannon
Phil Upchurch
Festival of Folk Music 10/21/1961 Odetta Theodore Bikel
The Clancy Brothers
Tommy Makem
The Weavers
The Kingston Trio 11/05/1961 The Kingston Trio
George Shearing
Ronnie Schell
Jazz Unlimited 11/12/1961 Count Basie
Ramsey Lewis
Carmen McRae
Oscar Peterson
Jimmy Smith
Mahalia Jackson 12/28/1961 Mahalia Jackson
New Year's Eve Ball 12/31/1961 Jackie Wilson
Stan Kenton 07/06/1962 Stan Kenton
Louis Armstrong & His All Stars 07/21/1962 Louis Armstrong
Jack Brokensha
4th Annual American Festival of Music 08/25/1962 Jack Brokensha
Dave Brubeck
Pete Fountain
Jimmy Smith
4th Annual American Festival of Music 08/26/1962 Duke Ellington
Cat Anderson
Lawrence Brown
Aretha Franklin
Paul Gonsalves
Jimmy Hamilton
Johnny Hodges
Gerry Mulligan
Ray Nance
Russell Procope
George Shearing
Billy Strayhorn
Cootie Williams
Joe Williams
Sam Woodyard
5th Annual American Festival of Music 08/04/1963 June Christy
Al Hirt
Ahmad Jamal
Stan Kenton
Rock & Roll Jamboree 10/26/1963 Lloyd Price
The Four Seasons
Slide Hampton
The Impressions
The Four Freshmen 02/24/1964 The Four Freshmen
James Brown 04/25/1964 James Brown
Solomon Burke
Otis Redding
Dionne Warwick
Gino Washington
Dick Gregory 04/26/1964 Dorothy Ashby
Buffy Sainte-Marie
The Freedom Singers
Dick Gregory
Anchor Bay Tornado Benefit 06/26/1964 Eddie Fisher
Ben E. King
The Vandellas
Guy Mitchell
Shindig! 05/02/1965 Gerry & the Pacemakers
The Dixie Cups
Willie Nelson
Freedom Show '65 05/22/1965 Moms Mabley
Solomon Burke
Gladys Knight & the Pips
Little Milton
Arthur Prysock
Little Johnny Taylor
The Beach Boys 05/23/1965 The Beach Boys
Glen Campbell
Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs
Detroit A Go-Go 06/13/1965 The Supremes
The Beau Brummels
The Spinners
Frank Sinatra 07/16/1965 Frank Sinatra
Count Basie
Quincy Jones
Oscar Peterson
Herman's Hermits 07/26/1965 Herman's Hermits
Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders
Jazz Concert 08/15/1965 Count Basie
Dave Brubeck
Miles Davis
Dizzy Gillespie
Carmen McRae
Jimmy Smith