Alive at Five 1990 - 1999

History of the Alive at Five Concert Series, band by band.  Click on the year to view the poster, flyer or logo from that year where available.

*Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee
#Grammy Award winner
^Grammy Award nominee
%Grammy Hall of Fame inductee


Location: Tricentennial Park
June 3- 8 To The Bar w/ Doc Scanlon’s Rhythm Boys
June 10- Ambrosia w/ Bruce Michael Kean
June 17- Jim Weider & the Honky Tonk Gurus w/ Good Friday
June 24- The Whole Shebang w/ Hair of the Dog
July 8- Gary “U.S.”  Bonds w/ Familiar Territory
July 15- The Refrigerators w/ Larry Lewis & Solid Smoke, True Identity
July 22- Molly Hatchet w/Devilish Minds
July 29- The Paper Boys and The Prodigals

Location: Tricentennial Park
June 4- Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen w/ Rocky Velvet
June 11- The Marshall Tucker Band w/ Devilish Minds
June 18- Kim Buckley-Palladino, Valerie DeLaCruz, Corley Roberts
June 25- Shirley Alston Reeves* w/ The Students
July 9- Lil’ Malcolm & The Houserockers w/ Jocamo
July 16 - The Burners U.K. , Dreamhouse, Kym
July 23- Seven Nations w/ Hair of the Dog
July 30- The Fabulous Thunderbirds w/ Bluz House Rockers


Location: Tricentennial Park
June 5- The Toler Brothers w/ Blue Hand Luke
June 12- Rare Earth w/ Jill Hughes & The Institute for Soul Research
June 19- Ernie Williams & The Wildcats w/ The Willie Pierce Blues Band
June 26- New Voo Doo w/ Kronic Breeze
July 10- Maria Muldaur^ w/ Rosanne Raneri
July 17- Pangaea w/ Robanic
July 24- Hair of The Dog, The Dazes, Eamonn McGirr
July 31- Foghat w/ The Marcus Ruggiero Band
August 7- Wally & Blue, Cobblestone, The Decadent Royals
August 14- The Marvelettes% w/ Familiar Territory


June 20- Lil’ Brian & The Zydeco Travelers w/ Captain Squeeze & The Zydeco Moshers
June 27- Jimmy Cris, Crawdad, Lughead
July 11- The Derek Trucks Band# w/ Catfish
July 18- Blue Oyster Cult w/ Prey For Rain, Blotto
July 25- Semisonic, Art Farm, Bloom


Location: Tricentennial Park
June 29- The Surfing Brides w/ Ivy, Michael Eck
July 6- Jr. Walker & The All Stars% w/ Blue Jeanne Blue
July 13- Subduing Mara, 100 Acre Wood, moe.
July 20- Mr. Wayne Chin & Chin-Africa w/ Sir Walford, Astral Touch, Causion
July 27- Little Charlie & The Night Cats w/ Out of The Blue


Location: Tricentennial Park
June 23- Roomful of Blues w/ Smokehouse Prophets
June 30- Chuck Loeb w/ Jazz  Xpress
July 7- Papo Vazquez w/ Alex Torres
July 14- Conehead Buddha, Ominous Seapods, Moon Boot Lover
July 21- The Impressions*% w/ Bad Go Getter

Location: Tricentennial Park
June 17- Lari White w/ The Dooley Austin Band
June 24- Lonnie Mack w/ Ernie Williams & The Wildcats
July 8- Bim Skala Bim w/ Perfect Thyroid
July 15- Jo-el Sonnier w/ The Rubber Band
July 22- The Crystals w/ Johnny Rabb’s Rockhouse

Location: Tricentennial Park
June 18- The Holmes Brothers w/ Smokestack Lightning
June 25- C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band w/ The Jaybirds
July 9- The Toasters w/ Dr. Jah & The Love Prophets
July 16- The Remingtons w/ Bandelero
July 23- The Drifters w/ The Newports


Location: Tricentennial Park
June 13- Mother Was Right, Charlie Smith Duo
June 20- Elvin Bishop^ w/ The Matt Smith Band
June 27- Diamond Rio^ w/ Billy Montana & Friends
July 11- Hugh Masekela w/ The Baba Hasens
July 18-Wayne Toups# & Zydecajun w/ Lucky 7
July 25- Nostalgia Night w/ Gary U.S. Bonds & Strange Arrangement

Location:North Pearl & State Street
June 15: Richie Havens w/ City Lights
June 22: Nikki, Partners In Kryme, Terri Hollinger
June 29: Danger Danger w/ Lethal Lipstick
July 5: Bruce Williamson w/ The Carl Landa Band
July 12: Aged In The Hills w/ Rage of the Sage
July 19: Mother Was Right w/ Supa Kumba
July 26: Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes w/ The Naturals


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