Mountain Aire II Festival

Calaveras County Fairgrounds, City of Angels Camp, Calaveras County, State of California 95222

Saturday August 22, 1987/Sunday August 23, 1987

About the Shows

Music

Photos

About the Shows

The Venue

Angels Camp, also known as City of Angels and formerly Angel's Camp, Angels, Angels City, Carson's Creek and Clearlake, is the only incorporated city in Calaveras County, California

Mountain Aire, a series of multi-band shows with that signature "Aire" spelling, were held at the fairgrounds from 1974 to 1987. They became a June tradition in Northern California - an annual rite of musical passage and a post-Woodstock reassertion of rock music's communal nature.

Bill Barr, who founded Mountain Aire as owner of Modesto's Rock 'N Chair Productions, sold "everything" - name, merchandising, poster rights, etc. - to Bill Graham Presents in 1988. BGP subsequently became Live Nation's property.

Dick Dixon About the Poster (June 4, 2022)

Poster artist Arlene Owseichik began working for the Fillmore in 1985, when it was about to be re-opened under the leadership of Bill Graham and his company Bill Graham Presents. For the next two decades Owseichik first served as art director and then creative director after Bill passed away in 1991 and the company ownership continued to change hands several times, ultimately becoming a part of Live Nation, the world’s largest concert promotion company. Since 2006 she has been the head of her own company, Big Picture Design.

Set against a tie-dye background the jumping frog is a reference to an old Mark Twain story, while the lightning bolt skull below it originated from a need for an easily identifiable symbol that could be stenciled on the Grateful Dead's gear when it was jammed in with other boxes and cases in backstage areas.

Calaveras County Fairgrounds Location
Calaveras County Fairgrounds

Memorabilia

Poster © Arlene Owseichik
Small Poster
Handbill
Small Handbill
Saturday August 22, 1987 Ticket #1
Saturday August 22, 1987 Ticket #2
Sunday August 23, 1987 Ticket #1
Sunday August 23, 1987 Ticket #2
Saturday August 22, 1987/
Sunday August 23, 1987 Pass
Sunday August 23, 1987 Pass
Press Review August 31, 1987

Music

The Band: Santana #37

Carlos Santana (guitar/percussion/vocals), Alphonso Johnson (bass), Graham Lear (drums), Raul Rekow (percussion/vocals), Armando Peraza (percussion/vocals), Orestes Vilato (percussion/vocals), Chester Thompson (keyboard/vocals), Alex Ligertwood (guitar/vocals)

Saturday August 22, 1987

Exact Set List: The Beat Of My Drum - Primera Invasion/Open Invitation - She's Not There/Incident At Neshabur - Body Surfing - One - The Healer - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It's Gotcha - By The Pool/Europa - Right Now/Band Introduction - Soul Sacrifice/Aranjuez - Deeper, Dig Deeper

Note: In the same evening, Carlos Santana is guest of Grateful Dead for 14 min. on: Good Morning Little School Girl - Midnight Hour.

Sunday August 23, 1987

Exact Set List. 110 minutes: The Beat Of My Drum/Primera Invasion - One - The Healer - She's Not There/Incident At Neshabur - Super Boogie/Goodness And Mercy - Savor/Armando Peraza/Raul Rekow/Orestes Vilato - Alphonso Johnson/Cavatina - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va/Evil Ways/Jingo/Once It's Gotcha - Soul Sacrifice/Aranjuez - By The Pool/Europa

Note: In the same evening, Carlos Santana is guest of Grateful Dead for 12 min. on: Iko Iko - All Along The Watchtower.

Photos

Saturday August 22, 1987 Photos by Various Authors

© Tim Mosenfelder
© Tim Mosenfelder
© Ken Friedman
© Larry Hulst
© Larry Hulst
© Ed Perlstein
© Ed Perlstein
© Ed Perlstein
© Ed Perlstein
© Ed Perlstein
© Ed Perlstein

Sunday August 23, 1987 Photos by Various Authors

© Ken Friedman
© Larry Hulst
© Larry Hulst
© Caleb N. Miller
© Caleb N. Miller
© Caleb N. Miller
© Caleb N. Miller
© Caleb N. Miller
© Caleb N. Miller
© Caleb N. Miller
© Ed Perlstein
© Ed Perlstein
© Ed Perlstein
© Ed Perlstein
© Ed Perlstein
© Ed Perlstein
© Ed Perlstein
© Ed Perlstein
© Ed Perlstein
© Ed Perlstein
© Ed Perlstein
© Ed Perlstein
© Ed Perlstein
© Ed Perlstein
© Ed Perlstein