Maynard Ferguson Tour Date Archive – MFTourDates.NET

1984 Tour Dates

These dates come from a gig calendar created by a booking agent and updated on the road by MF.


1/12 – 13 Ojai, CA  Rehearsals at Chaparral Auditorium
1/14  Ojai, CA  Nordhoff High School
1/15 Seal Beach, CA  McGaugh High School     South 21st Shuffle video
1/16 Fresno, CA  Fresno High School
1/17 Open
1/18 Modesto, CA  Modesto Junior College
1/19 Danville, CA  Monte Vista High School
1/20 San Francisco, CA  Great American Music Hall
1/21 Santa Cruz, CA  Coconut Grove
1/22 San Mateo, CA  San Mateo High School
1/23 Santa Rosa, CA  Luther Burbank Arts Center
1/24 Off in LA
1/25 Los Angeles, CA  Beverly Theatre
1/26 El Cajon, CA  East County Performing Arts Center
1/27 Off in Phoenix
1/28 Tempe, AZ  McClintock High School
1/29 Las Vegas, NV  Bonanza High School
1/30 Beaver, UT  Beaver High School
1/31 Provo, UT  Brigham Young University

2/1 Hyrum, UT  Mountain Crest High School
2/2 -3 Off
2/4 Gresham, OR  Centennial High School
2/5 Kennewick, WA  Kennewick High School
2/6 -7 Seattle, WA  Highline High School
2/8 Off
2/9 Spokane, WA  Shadle Parke High School
2/10 Kalispell, MT  Outlaw Inn
2/11 Helena, MT  Helena Junior High School

Blue Birdland
Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough
The Last Dive
Coconut Champagne
The Way We were
Bebop Buffet
Take the A Train
Central Park

2/12 Powell, WY  Northwest Community College
2/13 Riverton, WY  Central Wyoming College
2/14 Casper, WY  Casper Event Center
2/15 Denver, CO  Rainbow Music Hall
2/16 Travel Day to Oklahoma City
2/17 Lawton, OK  Cameron University
2/18 Oklahoma Cita, OK  Putnam City West Auditorium
2/19 Ft. Worth, TX  Caravan of Dreams
2/20 Hutchinson, KS  Hutchinson Community College

MF’s son Bentley passes away

2/21 Off
2/22 El Dorado, KS  Barton County Community College
2/23 Springfield, MO  Drury College DiBlasio Stories
2/24 Mt. Vernon, IL  Times Square Mall
2/25 Indianapolis, IN  Glendale Mall       AD

MF plays a spectacular show in the mall’s atrium, showing no signs that anything is wrong.
Jeff Lashway is in attendance.
Set 1
Blue Birdland
South 21st Shuffle
Take the ‘A’ Train
Set 2
Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough
Bebop Buffet
Set 3
Central Park (This tune filmed by local TV)
Ray Brinker Drum Solo
MF Hit Medley: MacArthur Park/Chameleon/Sometime/Hey Jude

2/26 Bloomington, IL  Illinois Wesleyan University
2/27 Rolling Meadows, IL  Rolling Meadows High School (Tour ends)
2/28 Fly Home

3/1 – 3/10 Vacation
3/11 Fly to Washington DC           Syndicated article
3/12 Rehearsal at Blues Alley
3/13 – 17 Washington, DC  Blues Alley
3/18 NY, NY  New York Brass Conference
3/19 Richmond, VA  J.R. Tucker High School
3/20 Travel Day
3/21 Off
3/22 Russellville, AR  Arkansas Tech University
3/23 Travel Day
3/24 Kansas City, MO  Kansas City Music Hall
3/25 Joplin, MO  Missouri State University
3/26 Stigler, OK  Stigler High School
3/27 St. Louis, MO  Bayless High School
3/28 Off
3/29 Bloomington, WI  Thomas Jefferson High School
3/30 Off
3/31 Marshfield, MN  Marshfield Senior High School

4/1 Wilmot, WI  Wilmot High School
4/2 Warsaw, IN  Wagon Wheel Playhouse
4/3 Holly, MI  Holly High School
4/4 Ft. Wayne, IN  Embassy Theatre
4/5 Monmouth, IL  Monmouth College
4/6 Off
4/7 St. Charles, IL  Norris Cultural Arts Center
4/8 Tinley Park, IL  Tinley Park High School

BeBop Buffet
Central Park
MF Hit Medley
Portuguese Love

4/9 Indianapolis, IN  Decatur Central High School     Article        PROGRAM


2 Sets, which included:
South 21st Shuffle
Bebop Buffet
Central Park
MF Hit Medley

4/10 Youngstown, OH  Boardman High School
4/11 Lorain, OH  Southview High School
4/12 Rochester, NY  Monroe Community College
4/13 Off
4/14 Meadville, PA  Alleghany College
4/15 Somerset, PA  Somerset High School
4/16 West Milford, NJ  West Milford High School
4/17 Schenectady, NY  Proctor Theatre
4/18 Off
4/19 Pennsauken, NJ  Halloran Plaza
4/20 – 21 NY, NY  The Bottom Line
4/22 Off
4/23 Southbridge, MA  Southbridge High School
4/24 Framingham, MA  DUCAS
4/25 West Hartford, CT  Conard High School
4/26 Rye, NY  Rye High School
4/27 Travel Day
4/28 California, PA  California University of Pennsylvania
4/29 Cincinnati, OH  Walnut Hills High School
4/30 Travel Day

5/1 Travel Day
5/2 Durant, OK  Southeastern Oklahoma State University
5/3 Abilene, TX  Hardin-Simmons University
5/4 – 5 Dallas, TX  Capers Club
5/6 Houston, TX  Rockefellers
5/7 Off
5/8 New Albany, MS
5/9 Birmingham, AL  Grundy’s
5/10 Douglas, GA  South Georgia College
5/11 Melbourne, FL  Johnny’s Hideaway
5/12 Islamorada, FL  Jay’s Club
5/13 Tampa, FL  Tampa Theatre
5/14 Winter Park, FL Villa Nova Restaurant
5/15 Travel Day
5/16 Travel Day
5/17 El Paso, TX  Big Apple
5/18 Tucson, AZ  Amphitheater High School
5/19 Phoenix, AZ  Jockey Club
5/20 Kingman, AZ  Kingman High School
5/21 Off
5/22 San Jose, CA  Cabaret Club
5/23 Reno, NV  Wooster High Schol
5/24 San Francisco, CA  Great American Music Hall
5/25 Off
5/26 Anaheim, CA  Disneyland
5/27 Anaheim, CA  Disneyland (Tour ends)

Set I
Blue Birdland
South 21st Shuffle
Bebop Buffet
Set II
Blue Birdland
Central Park
Whistle While You Work
Coconut Champagne
MF Hit Medley (McPark, Chameleon, Sometime, When You Wish Upon a Star, Hey Jude)
Blue Birdland
The Last Dive
Sesame Street
As Time Goes By

5/28 – 6/16 Vacation

6/17 Fly to Detroit, MI
6/18 Detroit, MI  Hotel Pontchartrain
6/19 Off
6/20 Canton, OH  Hall of Fame Fitness Center
6/21 Off
6/22 – 23 Atlantic City, NJ  Tropicana Hotel
6/24 Travel Day
6/25 Chicago, IL  NAMM Convention
6/26 Chicago, IL  Randhurst Shopping Center
6/27 Springfield, OH  Cliff Park
6/28 NY, NY  Avery Fisher Hall ‘MF All-Stars’, Kool Jazz Festival
6/29 Joliet, IL  Rialto Square Theatre
6/30 Milwaukee, WI  Summerfest

7/1 Milwaukee, WI  Summerfest
7/2 Off
7/3 Youngstown, OH  Idora Park
7/4 Indianapolis, IN  The Vogue (ads)
7/5 Dayton, OH  Gilly’s
7/6 Off
7/7 Moosic, PA  Rocky Glen Park
7/8 East Meadows, Long Island, NY  Eisenhower Park
7/9 Ocean City, MD  Fenwick Inn
7/10 – 12 Off
7/13 West Dennis, MA  The Columns
7/14 New Haven, CT  The Greens
7/15 Dundee, NY  Glenora Wine Cellars
7/16 Off
7/17 Washington, DC  Blues Alley
7/18 Milburn, NJ  Papermill Playhouse
7/19 Wakefield, MA  Colonial Hilton
7/20 Louisville, KY  Kool Jazz Festival
7/21 Buffalo, NY  Tralfamadore Café
7/22 Off
7/23 Detroit, MI  Pontchartrain Hotel
7/24 Calumet City, IL River Oaks Mall

Blue Birdland
South 21st Shuffle
Coconut Champagne
Bebop Buffet
Blue Birdland

7/25 Oak Brook, IL  Oak Brook Shopping Center
7/26 Vernon Hills, IL  Hawthorne Shopping Center (Tour ends)
7/27 – 28 Off
7/29 MF leaves for India

August – MF in India

By this time, MF had cut a trumpet, bone, and sax from the lineup and added guitar and percussion. Guitar had been added sometime in early summer before the horn positions were eliminated in late summer.

9/17 MF travels to Los Angeles, CA
9/18 MF arrives in Los Angeles, CA
9/25 MF flies to Kansas City, MO
9/26 – 27 Rehearsal
9/28 Manhattan, KS  Kansas State University
9/29 Travel Day
9/30 Mason City, IA  North Iowa Area Community College

10/1 Milwaukee, WI  Attic West
10/2 Green Bay, WI  Carlton Celebrity Room
10/3 Rhinelander, WI  Holiday Acres
10/4 Off
10/5 Morris, MN  University of Minnesota
10/6 St. Peters, MN  Gustavus Adolphus College
10/7 Sioux Falls, SD  Nite City
10/8 Fridley, MN  Totino Grace High School
10/9 Rochester, MN  Mayo Civic Auditorium
10/10 Off
10/11 Rockford, IL  Midway Theatre
10/12 Indianapolis, IN  Hyatt Regency Ballroom
10/13 Selma, IN  Wapahani High School
10/14 Bloomington, IN  Indiana University     AD    Article1       Article2

Blue Birdland
Central Park
South 21st Shuffle
Bebop Buffet
Santa Claus is Coming to Town (DiBlasio flute solo)
Mira, Mira
Hit Medley: MacArthur Park, Chameleon, Hey Jude, Rocky

10/15 Springfield, OH  Wittenberg University
10/16 Off
10/17 West Bend, WI  West Bend High School
10/18 River Grove, IL  Triton College, Robert M Collins Center
10/19 Charlotte, MI  Charlotte Junior High School
10/20 Grosse Isle, MI  Grosse Isle High School
10/21 Canton, OH  Umstattd Hall
10/22 Off
10/23 Pomona, NJ  Stockton State College
10/24 Winchester, VA  Handley High School
10/25 Silver Springs, MD  Springbrook High School
10/26 Durham, NC  North Carolina Central University
10/27 Harrisonburg, VA  James Madison University
10/28 Buckingham, PA  Central Bucks High School East
10/29 Off
10/30 Uncasville, CT  St. Bernard’s High School
10/31 New Haven, CT  Palace Theatre

11/1 – 2 NY, NY  The Bottom Line
11/3 South Plainfield, NJ  South Plainfield High School
11/4 Oswego, NY  SUNY, Laker Hall
11/5 Off
11/6 West Chester, PA  West Chester University
11/7 Nashua, NH  Nashua High School
11/8 Somerset, MA  Somerset High School
11/9 Amesbury, MA  Amesbury High School
11/10 West Point, NY  Eisenhower Hall Theatre
11/11 West Orange, NJ  YM-YWHA of Metropolitan New Jersey
11/12 Off
11/13 Morganza, MD  Chopticon High School
11/14 Greenville, NC  East Carolina University, Wright Auditorium
11/15 Off
11/16 Charlotte, NC  South Mecklenburg High School
11/17 Carrollton, GA  West Georgia State College
11/18 Murfreesboro, TN  Middle Tennessee State University
11/19 Lexington, KY  Breedings Club
11/20 Lebanon, OH  Lebanon High School
11/21 Affton, MO  Affton High School
11/22 Travel Day
11/23 – 24 Ft. Worth, TX  Caravan of Dreams
Also record demo
11/25 Off
11/26 Yukon, OK  Yukon High School
11/27 Miami, OK  Northeast Oklahoma A & M, Fine Arts Auditorium
11/28 Off
11/29 Dayton, OH  Gilly’s
11/30 Wexford, PA  North Alleghany Senior High School

12/1 Buffalo, NY  Tralfamadore
12/2 Rochester, NY  The Red Creek
12/3 Off
12/4 – 9 Washington, DC  Blues Alley (Tour ends)
12/31 Dearborn, MI  Hyatt Regency

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