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A Tribute to Cal Jams of  1974 and 1978.


Rare Earth
Earth, Wind & Fire
The Eagles with Jackson Brown
Seals & Crofts
Black Oak Arkansas
Black Sabbath
Deep Purple
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Edgar Winter with Robbie Montrose


Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush
Dave Mason
Ted Nugent
Bob Welch, with special guests Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood

About Cal Jams of  1974 and 1978.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


California Jam, also known as Cal Jam, was a rock music festival co- headlined by Deep Purple and Emerson, Lake & Palmer, held at the Ontario Motor Speedway inOntario, California, USA, on April 6, 1974. It was produced by ABC Entertainment, Sandy Feldman and Leonard Stogel.[1] Pacific Presentations, a Los Angeles-based concert company headed by Sepp Donahower and Gary Perkins, coordinated the event, booked all the talent and ran the advertising. Don Branker[2] worked for Leonard Stogel and was responsible for concert site facilitation, toilets, fencing and medical. It attracted 250,000[2] paying fans. The festival set what were then records for the loudest amplification system ever installed, the highest paid attendance, and highest gross in history. It was the last of the original wave of rock festivals, as well as one of the most well-executed and financially successful, and presaged the era of media consolidation and the corporatization of the rock music


California Jam II, also known as Cal Jam II, was a music festival held in Ontario, California, at the Ontario Motor Speedway on March 18, 1978 and produced by Leonard Stogel, Sandy Feldman, and Don Branker.[1][2] More than 350,000 people attended. The event was promoted by Wolf and Rissmiller Concerts. The festival was a sequel to the original California Jam held in 1974.


A multi venue, multi band simultaneous fundraising event to benefit ContractorsForKids.Org 

Banding Together For the Kids III- CFK


A Tribute to Cal Jam 1974 and 1978

A benefit for www.contractorsforkids.org

Special Headliner Singer/Songwriter Ed Kaercher

 Singer/Songwriter Ed Kaercher with Rick Danko

Singer/Songwriter Ed Kaercher has performed with and opened for Richie Havens, Eric Andersen, Tom Paxton, Donovan, John Prine, Paul Butterfield, Jorma Kaukonen, and toured for a year with The Band. Ed toured with Rick Danko for 13 years and is the co-writer of “Change Is Good.” The 2009 release of two of Ed's songs on Hallvard T. Bjorgum & Friends “Peace Will Come,” (Ed’s vocals are backed up by Lisa Fisher and Blondie Chaplin on the tracks), and the release of his own CD, “The Norway Sessions,” featuring 9 original songs. mark Ed Kaercher's return to his musical roots as a writer and performer.



 if you cant make it down to any of the events...OK, anyone wanting to send a check, PLEASE MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO CONTRACTORS FOR KIDS, you can send C/O Carrie Walsh, PO Box 643, Mastic Beach, NY 11951, email baybreeze_8@hotmail.com, I will mail you the tickets if you are pre-ordering them. Lets make this event the BEST!!!

Sat May 2 2015

Whoville Bar & Grill

339 Broadway, Bethpage, New York 11714

Coordinated by
Allan Spielman of www.retrofestivals.org

$10 Admission

PA and backline
Provided by Gold Star Equipment Rentals

1960's Joshua Light Show
Warren and Deb Barlowe

Stage Managers
Joanne J-Bird Phillips 
Allan Spielman

Volunteer Staff
Daisy Riva
Debbie Inguagiato