Events Archive


Over the years, AB Tech has had the [ahem] pleasure of working with a number of major acts, although they weren’t necessarily that big at the time. This list covers major shows produced in whole or part by Tech since its creation.

Please note this list is definitely not complete and probably not entirely accurate.

2022
  • Dominic Fike
    April 28
    McConomy
    AB Lectures.
  • Max Greenfield
    April 21
    McConomy
    AB Lectures.
  • MAX and Noah Kahan
    April 9
    Wiegand Gym
    AB Concerts. The highest attended concert since WALK THE MOON. An all-out comeback post-COVID.
  • Janelle James
    April 7
    McConomy
    AB Comedy.
2021
  • Ronny Chieng
    November 21
    McConomy
    AB Lectures.
  • Cupcakke
    November 13
    Wiegand Gym
    AB Concerts.
  • Gaten Matarazzo
    November 11
    McConomy
    AB Lectures.
  • Maude Latour
    September 24
    The Mall
    AB Concerts. First guest act since COVID-19.
  • Bishop Ivy and CMU Independent Musicians Organization
    April 16
    The Mall
    AB Concerts. Our first large performance since COVID-19.
2020
  • Hannah Hart
    March 4
    McConomy
    AB Lectures.
2019
  • Antoni Porowski
    November 6
    McConomy
    AB Lectures. Cooking demo with a full house.
  • Smallpools and Gnash
    November 2
    Wiegand Gym
    AB Concerts. Our first large concert with bands in a long time.
  • Michelle Wolf
    October 25
    Rangos
    Comedy event for the inaugural Tartan Community Day.
  • Bülow
    September 6
    Baker Lawn
    AB Coffeehouse. Outdoor show with a truck stage.
  • DRAM and Vanic
    April 13
    Wiegand Gym
    AB Concerts. Green confetti and broccoli.
  • Jimmy O. Yang
    April 11
    McConomy
    AB Comedy.
  • Injury Reserve and Jez Dior
    March 22
    Studio Theater
    AB Coffeehouse.
  • Grant Imahara
    March 20
    McConomy
    AB Lectures. Full house.
  • Josh Peck
    January 30
    McConomy
    AB Lectures.
2018
  • Snakehips and Social House
    November 3
    Wiegand Gym
    AB Concerts.
  • Tepper Quad Grand Opening
    September 13
    Tepper Quad
    Grand opening celebration for the Tepper Quad.
  • Elephante
    August 31
    Studio Theater
    AB Coffeehouse.
  • Wale
    April 21
    The Cut
    AB Concerts. Our first concert outdoors in a long time and the original opener dropped out last minute.
  • Lovelytheband
    March 5
    The Underground
    AB Underground.
  • Casey Neistat
    February 6
    McConomy
    AB Lectures.
2017
  • For the Founders
    November 9
    Various Locations
    CMU's 50th anniversary celebration.
  • Cashmere Cat and Hotel Garuda
    October 28
    Wiegand Gym
    AB Concerts. Salmon pink...salmon pink everywhere...
  • Audien
    September 1
    Studio Theater
    AB Coffeehouse.
  • Nghtmre and San Holo
    April 22
    Wiegand Gym
    AB Concerts. 4 foot disco ball and lots of pyro.
  • Laverne Cox
    April 13
    Wiegand Gym
    AB Lectures.
  • TOKiMONSTA
    January 29
    Studio Theater
    AB Coffeehouse.
2016
  • Eric Andre
    November 17
    McConomy
    AB Comedy: Sasha chugged an entire liter of ranch.
  • ILoveMakonnen
    November 12
    Wiegand Gym
    AB Concerts.
  • Denzel Curry
    October 15
    Studio Theater
    AB Coffeehouse.
  • Louis the Child
    September 2
    Studio Theater
    AB Coffeehouse. Par grid.
  • Black Tie Stereo
    August 27
    Rangos
    AB Underground goes above ground.
  • Griz and Dan Deacon
    April 15
    Wiegand Gym
    AB Spring Concert.
  • Joywave and Beauty Slap
    January 15
    Rangos
    AB Coffeehouse.
2015
  • Danny Brown
    November 14
    Wiegand Gym
    AB Fall Concert.
  • Nathan for You
    November 9
    McConomy
    AB Comedy.
  • The Mowglis
    September 8
    Rangos
    AB Coffeehouse.
  • Matt & Kim and RJD2
    April 18
    Baker Lawn
    AB Spring Concert.
  • International Championships of Collegiate A Cappella
    February 28
    McConomy
    CMU hosts the Great Lakes ICCAs for the second time.
2014
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
    November 17
    Rangos
    AB Coffeehouse. Giant inflated ball and incandescent light bulb letters
  • Walk the Moon
    November 13
    CUC Gym
    AB Fall Concert. Shut up and dance!
  • Mac Miller and Icona Pop
    April 12
    Baker Lawn
    AB Spring Concert. Transforming truck stage and LED wall...I love it!
  • Hannibal Buress
    April 10
    Midway Tent
    AB Carnival Comedian.
2013
  • Smallpools
    November 24
    The Underground
    AB Underground.
  • President Suresh's Inauguration
    November 24
    Rangos
    Campus wide celebration to welcome President Suresh
  • Timeflies w/ Chiddy Bang
    November 8
    UC Gym
    AB Fall Concert. LED Wall!
  • Lupe Fiasco
    April 19
    UC Gym
    AB Spring Concert. Ludacris cancelled on us for a movie shooting.
  • Judah Friedlander
    April 18
    Midway Tent
    AB Carnival Comedian, known for his role as Frank on NBC's 30 Rock.
  • International Championships of Collegiate A Cappella
    February 2
    McConomy
    CMU hosts the Great Lakes ICCAs for the first time.
2012
  • Sleigh Bells
    November 8
    UC Gym
    AB Fall Concert.
  • Laura Stevenson and the Cans
    April 28
    The Underground
    AB Underground concert.
  • Keep Shelly in Athens
    April 25
    The Underground
    AB Underground concert. CMU was the first stop after the band finished playing both weekends of Coachella.
  • Passion Pit (w/ Donora)
    April 21
    Baker Lawn
    Spring Carnival concert. Rain during most of load in didn't stop the show from happening outdoors, which drew a massive crowd of thousands. Dozens and dozens of crowdsurfers, condom balloons, and an epic fireworks display during the encore made for quite a night.
  • BetatraXx (w/ DJ Strobe)
    April 20
    UC Gym
    AB Coffeehouse danceparty. Lightwave International ups the bar again and brings every laser left in their inventory that isn't at the Coachella Music Festival, while Tech complements it with a dazzling intelligent & LED rig on the brand new Road Hog.
  • Nick Offerman (w/ Streeter Seidell)
    April 19
    Carnival Tent
    AB Comedian. A well-received opener followed by a very long set by the main act that bordered on being more of an AB Lecture.
  • Kevin Wu (KevJumba)
    April 12
    Doherty Hall
    AB Lectures. A packed lecture hall full of rabid Asian girls flocking to catch a glimpse of the YouTube superstar.
  • Zach Weiner
    February 16
    McConomy
    AB Lectures. The Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal guy.
2011
  • Tokyo Police Club (w/ 1, 2, 3)
    November 12
    UC Gym
    AB Fall Concert. Tech brings in over 10kW of LEDs and drowns the audience in blinding colors.
  • RAC (Remix Artist Collective)
    October 31
    Rangos
    Lightwave International returns for a Halloween show redux, with four lasers this time. Before the show, the operator demonstrates how powerful the concentrated beam from one emitter is – burning a hole through a one-dollar bill folded in half twice in a couple seconds!
  • Annie Sprinkle
    September 21
    McConomy
    AB Lectures. Former prostitute, stripper, and porn star gives an explicit lecture about sex, but is informed by the AB Main chair that performing the topless "Bosom Ballet" in her script wouldn't be such a great idea.
  • Guster
    September 7
    Baker Lawn
    Surprise concert (and fireworks show) held to celebrate the announcement of a $265M donation to CMU by William Dietrich, which is apparently enough to clear the skies of rain.
  • The Hood Internet
    September 4
    Rangos
    AB Coffeehouse show. Some intoxicated and shirtless Pitt gentlemen find their way onto the subs and stage for the entertainment of the audience.
  • Nosaj Thing (w/ Starkey)
    April 24
    Rangos
    AB Coffeehouse show. Dubstep proves to be more than the Rosco 4500 Fogger can handle, which in its final moments pumps a gallon of unfogged fog juice onto the stage.
  • Eddie Griffin
    April 15
    Carnival Tent
    AB Comedian. After consuming an entire bottle of champagne on stage, he grabs his wired SM58 by the cable, swings it over his head, and slams it into the stage -- not 10 seconds after the FoH engineer decides it would be a good idea to enable the compressor on that channel.
  • Big Boi (w/ Brother Ali)
    April 14
    CFA Lawn
    Spring Carnival concert, Hollowood gets admonished for being too loud while some PhD students were taking an exam during soundcheck.
  • Titus Andronicus
    February 13
    Rangos
    AB Coffeehouse concert
2010
  • Dr. Dog w/ Sondre Lerche
    November 20
    UC Gym
    AB Fall Concert
  • Switch (from Major Lazer)
    October 31
    Rangos
    Lightwave International provides 42 watts of lasers for an epic Halloween show, Tech joins the fray and dances in a packed house.
  • White Panda
    September 17
    Rangos
    AB Coffeehouse show, first large dance party with the new VL2500 moving light rig.
  • Frank Warren
    April 26
    UC Gym
    AB Lectures. The PostSecret guy.
  • The Black Keys (w/ mewithoutYou)
    April 16
    UC Gym
    Spring Concert
  • Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter
    April 15
    Carnival Tent
    AB Comedians
  • Sleigh Bells
    April 7
    CFA Alumni Concert Hall
    The full KUDO rig had plaster raining from the ceiling, while the entire crowd attempted to get onstage (many were successful), which caused the lead singer's mic to get unplugged and forced an a capella encore.
2009
  • Aesop Rock (w/ The Cool Kids)
    November 14
    UC Gym
    AB Fall Concert
  • Revision
    October 18
    Rangos
    Jazz-rock-funk trio
  • Black Moth Super Rainbow
    April 25
    CFA Lawn
    AB Coffeehouse concert
  • The New Pornographers (w/ Ted Leo and the Pharmacists)
    April 17
    CFA Lawn
    Spring Concert
  • Zach Galifianakis
    April 16
    Carnival Tent
    Comedian
  • Frightened Rabbit
    January 26
    Rangos
    AB Coffeehouse concert
2008
  • RJD2
    November 15
    UC Gym
    AB Fall Concert
  • Amon Tobin
    April 20
    Rangos
    AB Coffeehouse concert
  • The Roots
    April 17
    CFA Lawn
    Spring Concert
2007
  • Broken Social Scene
    November 10
    UC Gym
    AB Fall Concert
  • Randall Monroe
    November 9
    UC Gym
    The xkcd guy
  • MSTRKRFT
    October 31
    Rangos
    Halloween dance party, extremely bad-ass.
  • Spoon (w/ Oakley Hall and Weird Paul)
    April 20
    CFA Lawn
    Spring Concert
  • Demetri Martin
    April 19
    UC Gym
    Comedian
  • Deerhunter
    April 3
    The Underground
  • Trans Am
    February 23
    Doherty Hall
2006
  • Blackalicious and Andrew Bird
    November 10
    UC Gym
    AB Fall Concert
  • Microwaves and Magic Wolf
    September 16
    The Underground
  • Big City Rock, Phantom Planet, The Secret Machines
    April 21
    UC Gym
    Spring Concert. Raincalled to the gym. Large turnout for Phantom Planet, but the crowd dwindled during The Secret Machines.
2005
  • The Shins
    April 15
    CFA Lawn
    Second year beautiful weather for the AB Carnival Band. Techies prepare for the worst in 2006.
  • Ralphie May
    April 14
    Carnival Tent
    AB Comedy Carnival
  • Mirah
    February 16
    The Underground
2004
  • Chef Morimoto
    November 5
    McConomy
    TV's "Iron Chef" performs a cooking demo
  • Michael Moore
    October 26
    UC Gym
    AB Political Speakers. Documentry film maker.
  • Rebecca Walker
    September 29
    McConomy
    AB Lecture: "I'm actually not sure who this is, but McConomy is a big room..."
  • Evan and Jaron
    April 25
    The Underground
  • N.E.R.D
    April 16
    CFA Lawn
    AB sponsored Carnival band, on CFA Lawn
  • Mitch Hedberg
    April 15
    Carnival Tent
  • Magdalen Hsu-Li
    February 28
    Drill Deck
2003
  • The Ataris with Vendetta Red
    October 20
    Weigand Gym
    AB Fall concert
  • Kim Phuc
    April 29
    McConomy
    The girl in the picture
  • Robocup American Open
    May 1
    Rangos
    Lighting in Rangos for robotic soccer tournament.
  • Jurassic 5
    April 12
    Weigand Gym
    AB sponsored Carnival band, in the Gym.
  • They Might Be Giants
    April 11
    Weigand Gym
    Carnival band in the gym. Opened by Yves Jean.
  • Dave Attell
    April 10
    Carnival Tent
    Carnival comedian.
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor
    March 31
    Rangos
    AB Coffeehouse. Very packed Rangos show.
  • Kevin Mitnick
    March 18
    Rangos
    Most Famous Hacker lectures in Rangos.
  • Susie Bright
    March 4
    Rangos
    AB Special Events. Sex week keynote speaker.
  • Ted Rall
    February 24
    McConomy
    AB Political Speakers. Noted Political Cartoonist.
2002
  • Matt Bessner
    December 2
    McConomy
    AB Comedy. Star of Upright Citizens Brigade.
  • Hot Rod Circuit
    November 23
    The Underground
    The Underground is packed, again.
  • Atom and his Package
    November 9
    The Underground
    The Underground is packed.
  • Ben Folds
    October 26
    Rangos
    AB Concert in Rangos.
  • The Hope Conspiracy
    October 19
    Highlander
    AB Coffeehouse. Required a row of techies to keep Scorp from being pushed over.
  • Dr. Howard Zinn
    September 23
    Rangos
    AB Lectures. Sold out (or nearly so) for an educational lecture.
  • Fishbone
    May 3
    Rangos
    AB Concerts. Fiesta de Primavera show, too cold to hold outside and too loud to hold inside.
  • G. Love (and Special Sauce?)
    April 20
    Wiegand Gym
  • Reel Big Fish
    April 19
    Wiegand Gym
    Crowd Barrier sides with the audience halfway through the show.
  • Randy Kagan
    April 17
    Carnival Tent
    AB Comedian with an act that involved stapling things to his head.
  • Les Savy Fav
    April 10
    Highlander
    AB Coffeehouse. Highlander becomes a venue.
  • Bruce Campbell
    March 18
    McConomy
    AB Lectures. Star of the Evil Dead series.
  • Jon Stewart
    March 16
    Soldiers and Sailors Hall
    Scheduling disaster forces us to run a stand-up show.
  • Jim Bruer
    February 25
    Rangos
    AB Comedy. "Donner 308. Come smoke with us!"
2001
  • Henry Rollins
    November 12
    McConomy
    Former rock star does spoken word.
  • The Clarks
    September 21
    CFA Lawn
    Anne Witchner wanted them, so she got them.
  • Superchunk
    April 29
    CFA Lawn
    Part of the Rock 'n Roll Film Fest and AB Coffeehouse.
  • Fugazi
    April 21
    Carnival Tent
    AB Concert: Rain-call and moved to the Carnival Tent.
  • Jump Little Children with New Invisible Joy
    April 20
    Carnival Tent
    Carnival concert.
  • Magnetic Fields
    April 12
    McConomy
    With a line extending to Forbes Avenue.
  • Dar Williams
    March 12
    Rangos
    AB Concerts/Women's Center show.
  • Judy Sheppard
    March 21
    McConomy
  • New Deal
    February 11
    The Underground
  • Keller Williams
    February 1
    The Underground
    Popular entertainer.
2000
  • Lewis Black
    December 4
    McConomy
  • Elliot Smith
    October 31
    Rangos
    AB Coffeehouse. Screwed by a promoter. Lead singer comes in dressed as Jesus.
  • Skatellites
    October 28
    Rangos
    Co-sponsored by AB Concerts. International Festival/Family Weekend.
  • Al Gore
    October 27
    The Mall
    AB Political Speakers.
  • Jerry Springer
    October 26
    McConomy
    AB Political Speakers. "I hope to never see any of you on my show."
  • Versus
    October 23
    McConomy
    AB Coffeehouse.
  • Blues Traveler
    October 20
    The Mall
    Co-sponsored by AB Concerts. Homecoming/midsemester break show.
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor
    October 9
    McConomy
    AB Coffeehouse.
  • Ralph Nader
    September 26
    Rangos
    AB Lecture. Sellout crowd.
  • Mike Nelson
    September 18
    McConomy
    AB Lecture.
  • Silkworm and Karl Hendricks Trio
    September 11
    McConomy
  • Rusted Root
    September 8
    Orientation Tent
    AB Concert. Quick stage strike from in front of CFA Lawn due to rain concerns.
  • Mad Professor with New Deal
    May 6
    Merson Courtyard
    AB Concert. "I'm a sound engineer, mahn!"
  • The Slip
    April 25
    The Underground
    AB Underground.
  • Buddy Brown Show
    April 15
    Carnival Tent
    Carnival concert.
  • El Diablo and Ritual Space Travel Agency
    April 15
    Carnival Side Stage
    Carnival concert.
  • Strangefolk with Meropoix
    April 15
    The Mall
    AB Concert.
  • Buzz Poets with Wade
    April 14
    Carnival Tent
    Carnival concert.
  • Quiddity
    April 14
    Carnival Side Stage
    "Last show" for a popular student band.
  • Eddie Ifft and Gary Greenburgh
    April 13
    Carnival Tent
    Carnival comedy.
  • Cat Power
    April 10
    McConomy
    AB Coffeehouse show.
  • Jane Goodall
    April 4
    Weigand Gym
    AB Lecture.
  • Keller Williams
    March 23
    The Underground
    AB Underground. First ever packed Underground show.
  • X-ecutioners
    January 21
    Rangos
    AB techno show.
1999
  • World Color
    October 14
    Rangos
    International Festival Band
  • The Bevis Frond
    September 22
    McConomy
    AB Coffeehouse concert
  • Laughing Colors
    September 6
    Orientation Tent
    Labor Day concert
  • The Clarks
    April 30
    Rangos
    Fiesta Primavera Concert
  • Soul Coughing with Angry Salad
    April 16
    Old Gym
    Spring Carnival Concert
  • Douglas Adams
    April 9
    Rangos
    AB Tech "special forces"
  • Operation Re-Information
    March 11
    Rangos
  • Susie Bright
    February 13
    DH 2315
    Sex Week Lecture
  • Dr. Ruth Westheimer
    February 11
    McConomy
    Sex Week Lecture
1998
  • Black Star
    November 21
    Rangos
  • Jazz Mandolin Project
    October 22
    Mellon Institute
  • Fugazi with Burning Airlines and Quixotic
    May 2
    Rangos
    WRCT benefit concert
  • John Spencer's Blues Explosion
    April 18
    The Mall
    Spring Carnival concert.
  • Galactic and the Charlie Hunter Trio
    April 18
    The Mall
    Spring Carnival concert.
  • Dharma Sons and the Ike McCoy Band
    April 17
    Carnival Tent
    Spring Carnival concert sponsored by the Spring Carnival Committee.
  • Norm MacDonald
    January 24
    Rangos
1997
  • Henry Rollins
    November 19
    McConomy
    Spoken word performance to a sellout crowd.
  • They Might Be Giants w/ Lincoln
    November 7
    Rangos
    Sellout crowd. Made discovery that Rangos is very springy.
  • Andy Richter
    November 3
    Rangos
    Sellout crowd.
  • Tainted Candy
    October 31
    Wiegand Gym
    WRCT fundraiser consisting of 12 punk bands, including Operation Re-Information and Don Caballero.
  • Sleeping Giants
    October 17
    Margaret Morrisson Hall
    Homecoming concert
  • Push
    September 5
    Fraternity Quad
  • The Clarks
    August 22
    Orientation Tent
    Freshman Orientation concert
  • Letters to Cleo with Angry Salad
    April 12
    Skibo Gym
    Spring Carnival concert
  • The Clarks and Brownie Mary
    April 11
    Carnival Tent
    Spring Carnival concert sponsored by Spring Carnival Committee
1996
  • The Mighty Mighty Bosstones with Cherry Poppin Daddies
    The Cut
    Sprint Carnival concert
1995
  • Yo La Tengo
    Carnival Tent
    Spring Carnival concert with lots of rain.
  • Michael McClure & Ray Manserek
1994
  • Belly
    The Cut
    Spring Carnival concert
  • John Wesley Harding
1993
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo
    Skibo Ballroom
    Part of the International Festival on Africa
  • Live
    The Cut
    Spring Carnival concert
  • Denny Dent
  • The Ramones
    Skibo Ballroom
  • Tom Acousti
    Several performances, in Skibo Ballrom, Mellon Institute auditorium, and other places.
1992
  • De La Soul
    Skibo Ballroom
  • Jake Johannsen
    The Cut
    Spring Carnival comedian.
  • They Might Be Giants
    Skibo Gym
    Spring Carnival concert.
  • EMF
    Skibo Ballroom
    Co-sponsored with Decesar Engler.
1991
  • Ocean Blue
    Carnival Tent
    Spring Carnival band
  • Billy Price
    The Mall
    Humanities & Social Sciences picnic
  • Turtle Island String Quartet
    February 1
    Skibo Ballroom
  • Winter Solstice Tour
    Carnegie Music Hall
    Liz Story, Philip Aaberg, and others
  • Jimmy Cliff
    Skibo Ballroom
1990
  • Oingo Boingo
    The Cut
    Spring Carnival concert.
  • Billy Price
    The Cut
1989
  • 'Til Tuesday
    The Cut
    Spring Carnival band. Sunday afternoon show.
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo
    Skibo Ballroom
  • South Side Johnny
    Flagstaff Hill
    Co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Glenn Miller Orchestra
    Skibo Ballroom
    Features of this concert included flamingos, a 6' tall blow-up Godzilla, and a Tech crew in top hats.
  • Tony Miles
1988
  • Alarm
    Skibo Gym
    Spring Carnival band.
  • Billy Price
    Gesling Stadium
  • Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
    Skibo Ballroom
  • The Flow with Tony Miles
1987
  • South Side Johnny
    Spring Carnival band.
  • Windham Hill
    Carnegie Music Hall
    Daryl Anger, Mike Marshall, Michael Hedges, Liz Storey
1986
  • The Bangles
    Syria Mosque
    Free concert for winning a Multiple Sclerosis drive.
1985
  • Iron City Houserockers
  • The Pointer Sisters with Tom Willmorth
    September 24
    Carnegie Music Hall
    Co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Leon Redbone
    Flagstaff Hill
  • The Romantics
    Skibo Gym
    Spring Carnival concert
  • NRBQ
    Gesling Stadium
    Spring Carnival concert
  • Donnie Iris
    Flagstaff Hill
    While the opener was playing the band was watching a Browns game.
  • Shadowfax
    Skibo Ballroom
  • Livingston Taylor
    The Cut
  • John Baylie
  • Spyro Gyra
    Flagstaff Hill
    Co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Steel Pulse
    Flagstaff Hill
    Co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Christine Lavin
    Performed several times throughout the year
  • Michael Spiro
    Performed countless times on campus through 1994.
1984
  • David Bromberg
    September 9
    Flagstaff Hill
    Co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh.
  • The Outlaws
    The Cut
    Spring Carnival band
  • Pat Metheny
    February 9
    Carnegie Music Hall
    Yet another sellout crowd
1983
  • Gang of Four
    Skibo Ballroom
  • David Bromberg with Rick Danko
    September 9
    Flagstaff Hill
  • Adrian Belew
    Skibo Ballroom
  • Rennaisance with Pousette Dart
    April 22
    Skibo Gym
    Spring Carnival band. When Rennaisance's lighting crew ended up at the other end of the state, Danny Chujko and Bob Miller saved the day for us by scraping a lighting rig together 4 hours before showtime.
1982
  • David Johansen
    Skibo Gym
  • Mission of Burma
    The Cut
1981
  • The Clash
    October 16
    Skibo Gym
    Tickets sold out at the Student Center Info Desk in less than two hours.
  • Yakov Smirnov
    Skibo Ballroom
    Broadcast on HBO
  • The Toons
    September 19
    The Ballroom
    Sponsored by AB Coffeehouse.
  • Cheap Trick
    Skibo Gym
    Sponsored by the CMU Student Dormitory Council
  • David Johansen
    The Ballroom
  • Tom Verlaine
    The Ballroom
  • Steve Goodman
    September 6
    Flagstaff Hill
    Co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh
  • Santana
    Skibo Gym
    "Killer Kahn", Santana's Road Manager, learned the hard way that Jenny doesn't take nicely to sexist comments.
  • Rick Danko
    February 1
    Skibo Ballroom
    With Blondie Chapman on Guitar
1980
  • Dixie Dregs
    Fall
    Skibo Ballroom
  • King Crimson
    October 31
    Skibo Gym
    This was the "how do you get truck tires for a semi filled on halloween?" concert.
  • Muddy Waters
    Skibo Gym
    1980 Spring Carnival Concert
1979
  • Blood Sweat & Tears
    Skibo Gym
    Homecoming Show
  • Livingston Taylor
1978
  • Renaissance/Pousette Dart
    Carnegie Music Hall
    Homecoming Show.
1977
  • Chuck Mangione
    Carnegie Music Hall
    Chuck's first performance in the Pittsubrgh area. During Homecoming, it was a sellout.
  • Asleep At The Wheel
    The Cut
1973
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Billy Joel
    Carnegie Music Hall
1972
  • Bonnie Raitt
    Skibo Ballroom