2000 Kirker Pass Rd, Concord
The Sleep Train Pavilion (formerly known as the Chronicle Pavilion and before that, the Concord Pavilion) is an outdoor venue located in Concord, California. It is owned by the City of Concord and operated by Live Nation.
The Pavilion has a capacity of 12,500 people and opened in 1975 as the Concord Pavilion. It is used for concerts, local community events (including an annual jazz festival) and local high school graduations.
The Pavilion was designed by architect Frank Gehry and landscape architect Peter Walker, and Gehry also designed its mid-1990s renovations, which included more parking and seats. The venue has hosted numerous professional musical acts over the years of its operation, and continues to do so to this day. Bing Crosby played his last US concert at the Pavilion. Lawrence Welk's appearance at the Concord Pavilion on June 13, 1982 was billed as his farewell performance.
Legendary concert promoter Bill Graham was killed in a 1991 helicopter crash after leaving a concert at the Pavilion by Huey Lewis and the News that had been organized as a benefit for the victims of that year's fire in the Oakland Hills; Graham's production company, Bill Graham Presents (BGP), had been the booking agent for the Concord Pavilion since at least 1985.
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