Bill Graham's Day on the Green concerts were the first prototypes of "festival" shows - multi performer sets in stadium settings. Staged on the lawn of the Oakland Coliseum, the Day on the Green concerts were a summer series started in 1973 that continued until shortly after Graham's death in 1991.
"That was why I came up with the name "Day on the Green". I wanted to make these events special. I wanted to create giant outdoor sets so the bands would be going into a space that was like a theater piece."
The 1st printing poster was printed before the concert on glossy cover stock and measures 13 1/4" x 18".
The 2nd printing is on glossy cover stock and bears a Wolfgang's Vault notation in the lower right hand margin (not our watermark as seen in the image). It was printed in 2012 by the Bill Graham Archives LLC in a 500 copy run and is larger than the 1st printing, measuring 24 5/8" x 33 1/4".
Our unparalleled collection of concert posters feature performers from decades ago to the present day. Virtually all of our concert posters are in mint condition, and many are signed by the headline performer or the graphic artist.