Legendary Rock Shows at Forest Hills Stadium


May 1, 1964: Teenaged girls, after waiting through the night at the Forest Hills Music Festival for tickets to go on sale for The Beatles. —Associated Press


The Replacements took the stage at the Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, one year after the venue reopened for concerts. Built in 1923, the amphitheater-shaped stadium was part of the West Side Tennis Club and home of the U.S. Open.

The stadium was relaunched last summer after renovations, and modern icons are returning to the site to give sold-out performances. Since 2013, headliners have included Mumford and Sons, the Zac Brown Band, Modest Mouse, and Drake. This season wraps up with the Replacements tonight and Phil Lesh and Friends on Sunday.

“It’s still intimate because of the horseshoe,” added Luba. “It’s half the distance to the stage than at comparable stadiums.” Continue Reading ›