Day on the Green

Oakland Coliseum, City of Oakland, Alameda County, State of California 94621

Saturday July 2, 1977 (DOG #4) (12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.) / Monday July 4, 1977 (DOG #5)

About the Shows

Music

Photos

About the Shows

The Venue

Santana Dates: July 14, 1974 - June 5, 1976 - July 2 & 4, 1977 - July 26, 1978 - June 26, 1982

Oakland Coliseum, currently branded as RingCentral Coliseum, is part of the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Complex, with the adjacent Oakland Arena, near Interstate 880. The Coliseum is the home ballpark of the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball. In 2017, the playing surface has been dedicated as Rickey Henderson Field in honor of Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and former Athletics left fielder Rickey Henderson.

As a multi-purpose stadium, it was the former home of the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League from 1966 until 1981 (when the team moved to Los Angeles), and again from 1995 until 2019 (when the team moved to Las Vegas). Since then, the stadium has been primarily used for baseball. It was the last remaining stadium in the United States shared by professional baseball and football teams. It has also occasionally been used for soccer, including hosting selected San Jose Earthquakes matches in 2008 and 2009, and during the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Day on the Green was a recurring concert presented by promoter Bill Graham and his company Bill Graham Presents. Held at the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum, these events began in 1973 and continued into the early 1990s. The last Day on the Green overseen by Graham took place the same month as his death in a helicopter crash in 1991. There was a series of Day on the Green shows the following year in the wake of Graham's death and there were other shows in 1994-97 at the Oakland Coliseum Stadium - namely U2, Pink Floyd, and the Rolling Stones.

In July 2015, Bay Area concert promoter and owner of the Day On The Green Federal Trademark, Got Live Entertainment was forced to shutter its planned Day On The Green event due to a scheduling issue with the Alameda County Fairgrounds. The show was postponed and ultimately rescheduled for September 10, 2016 with a change in venue to Pioneer Amphitheatre on the campus of California State University East Bay in Hayward. The performance lineup for Day On The Green 2016 consisted of tributes to five artists that appeared at Day On The Green in Oakland; Evolution (Journey), Boys Of Summer (Eagles), Mirage (Fleetwood Mac), Foreigner Unauthorized (Foreigner) and Savor (Santana). In addition to the concert, organizers conducted online voting for the Day On The Green Hall Of Fame. Over 65,000 votes were cast. Led Zeppelin and Journey finished with the highest vote total to become the initial inductees, enshrined in a ceremony at Day On The Green hosted by BAM.

RingCentral Coliseum (Oakland Coliseum)

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Music

The Band: Santana #26

Carlos Santana (guitar/percussion/vocals), David Margen (bass), Graham Lear (drums), Pete Escovedo occasionaly replaced by Eddie Colon (percussion), Raul Rekow (percussion/vocals), Tom Coster (keyboard/vocals), Greg Walker (vocals)

Saturday July 2, 1977 Guests

Eddie Colon (replacing Pete Escovedo on timbales), Sheila Escovedo (1)

Saturday July 2, 1977 Incomplete Set List

Carnaval/Let The Children Play/Jugando - Soul Sacrifice (1)

Monday July 4, 1977 Set List

Not available

Photos

Photos by Various Authors

Saturday July 2, 1977 © Baron Wolman
Saturday July 2, 1977 © Baron Wolman
Saturday July 2, 1977 © Baron Wolman
Saturday July 2, 1977 © Baron Wolman
Saturday July 2, 1977 © Baron Wolman
Saturday July 2, 1977 © Frank Seltier
Saturday July 2, 1977 © Frank Seltier
Saturday July 2, 1977 © Richard McCaffrey
Saturday July 2, 1977 © Richard McCaffrey
Saturday July 2, 1977 © Richard McCaffrey
Saturday July 2, 1977 © Ed Perlstein
Saturday July 2, 1977 © Ed Perlstein
Saturday July 2, 1977 © Ed Perlstein
Saturday July 2, 1977 © Ed Perlstein
Saturday July 2, 1977 © Ed Perlstein
Saturday July 2, 1977 © Ed Perlstein
Saturday July 2, 1977 © Ed Perlstein
Saturday July 2, 1977 © Ed Perlstein
Saturday July 2, 1977 © Ed Perlstein
Saturday July 2, 1977 © Ed Perlstein
Saturday July 2, 1977 © Ed Perlstein
Saturday July 2, 1977 © Ed Perlstein
Saturday July 2, 1977 © Ed Perlstein
Saturday July 2, 1977 © Ed Perlstein
Saturday July 2, 1977 © Ed Perlstein
Saturday July 2, 1977 © Ed Perlstein
Saturday July 2, 1977 © Ed Perlstein
Saturday July 2, 1977 © Ed Perlstein
Monday July 4, 1977 © Jon Sievert