Maynard Ferguson Tour Date Archive – MFTourDates.NET

1985 Tour Dates

These dates came from the 1985 gig calendar, which was updated by MF on the road.


1/17 Band arrives Ojai, CA
1/18 Rehearsal
1/19 Ojai, CA  Nordhoff High School
1/20 Seal Beach, CA  J.H. McGaugh High School
1/21 Ontario, CA  Chaffee High School
1/22 Off
1/23 Thousand Oaks, CA  Shades Niteclub
1/24 Los Angeles, CA  USC
1/25 Merced, CA  Merced County Fairgrounds
1/26 San Francisco, CA  Great American Music Hall
1/27 Vallejo, CA  Vallejo High School
1/28 Weed, CA  College of the Siskiyous
1/29 Off
1/30 Gresham, OR  Centennial High School
1/31 Seattle, WA  The Backstage

2/1 Bremerton, WA  Olympic College
2/2 Pendleton, OR  Blue Mountain Community College
2/3 Caldwell, ID  College of Idaho
2/4 Off
2/5 Provo, UT  Brigham Young University
2/6 Evanston, WY  Evanston High School
2/7 Blackfoot, ID
2/8 Off
2/9 Miles City, MT  Caster County High School
2/10 Chadron, NE  Chadron State University
2/11 Galesburg, CO  Galesburg High School
2/12 Kearney, NE  Nebraska State College
2/13 Marshalltown, IA  Marshalltown Community Center
2/14 – 15 Off
2/16 Normal, IL  Illinois State University
2/17 Madison, WI  Madison Civic Center
2/18 Two Rivers, WI  Washington High School
2/19 St. Joseph, MN  St. Benedict College
2/20 Off
2/21 Marquette, MI  North Michigan University
2/22 Wilmot, WI  Wilmot High School
2/23 Indianapolis, IN  Franklin Community High School     AD    AD2   FLYER   FLYER P2


Set included:
Blue Birdland
Central Park
Coconut Champagne
Bebop Buffet
Blues From Space (Steve Wiest on vocals)
MF Hit Medley/Rocky

2/24 Logansport, IN  Logansport High School, McHale Auditorium
2/25 Off
2/26 Interlochen, MI  National Music Camp
2/27 Novi, MI  Novi High School
2/28 Great Lakes, IL  Great Lakes Naval Training Center

3/1 Dubuque, IA  Loras College
3/2 Newton, IA  Newton High School
3/3 Sioux Falls, SD  Nite City
3/4 Overland Park, KS  Shawnee Mission West High School
3/5 Tulsa, OK  Nathan Hale High School
3/6 Off
3/7 Denton, TX  North Texas State University (UNT)
3/8 Pearland, TX  Pearland High School
3/9 Houston, TX  Rockefellers
3/10 San Antonio, TX  Scottish Rite Temple
3/11 Travel Day
3/12 Albuquerque, NM  Kiva Auditorium
3/13Taos, NM  Kachina Lodge
3/14 Denver, CO  Rainbow Music Hall
3/15 Garden City, KS  Garden City High School     PHOTO     (Thanks to Andy Stobie for the photo and setlist!)

Blue Birdland
The Last Dive
Aunt Bee 500
Compared To You (Steve Wiest Vocal)
MF Hit Medley

3/16 Oklahoma City, OK  Putnam City West High School
3/17 Travel Day
3/18 Memphis, TN  Memphis Preparatory High School
3/19 Travel Day
3/20 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s

Blue Birdland
Central Park
Coconut Champagne
Beautiful Hearts
Bebop Buffet
Aunt Bee 500 (duet with Louis Fasman)
MF Hit Medley

3/21 Clarion, PA
3/22 Dallastown, PA  Dallastown High School
3/23 Charleston, WV  West Virginia Jazz Festival (Tour ends)

Radio Broadcast:
Blue Birdland
Central Park
Coconut Champagne
Beautiful Hearts
Bebop Buffet
MF Hit Medley/Rocky

3/24 Fly home
3/25 – April 7 Vacation

4/8 Fly to Pittsburgh, Rehearsal
4/9 Vandergift, PA  Kiski High School
4/10 Findlay, OH  Findlay College
4/11 Elvira, OH  Lorain Community College
4/12 Off/Rehearsal
4/13 Watertown, NY  Watertown High School
4/14 Geneva, NY  Smith’s Opera House
4/15 Ravenna, OH  Carousel Dinner Theatre
4/16 Off
4/17 Mendham, NJ  Mendham High School
4/18 NY, NY  South Street Seaport Festival
4/19 Reading, PA  Mr. Mustard’s
4/20 Baltimore, MD  University of Baltimore
4/21 Easton, PA  State Theatre
4/22 West Milford, NJ  West Milford Township High School
4/23 Lancaster, PA  Fulton Opera House
4/24 Off
4/25 Atlanta, GA  World Congress Center
4/26 Hilton Head, SC  Old Post Office
4/27 Charleston, SC  Vic Lawson Baptist College
4/28 Greenville, SC  Thurman University
4/29 Birmingham, AL  Grundy’s
4/30 Off

5/1 Lorman, MS  Alcorn State University
5/2 Dallas, TX  Richardson High School
5/3 West Palm Beach, FL  Sunfest Festival
5/4 Off
5/5 Melbourne, FL  Holiday Inn Oceanfront
5/6 Haines City, FL
5/7 Gulfport, FL  Boca Ciega High School
5/8 Moultrie, GA  Colquitt County High School
5/9 Off
5/10 New Orleans, LA  Storyville Jazz Hall
5/11 Woodland, TX  Woodland Country Club
5/12 Austin, TX  Casa Blanca
5/13 Dallas, TX  Anatola(?)
5/14 Shreveport, LA  Woodlawn High School
5/15 Off
5/16 Little Rock, AR  Little Rock High School
5/17 Nashville, TN  The Boardwalk
5/18 Chillicothe, OH  Chillicothe High School
5/19 Youngstown, OH  Boardman High School
5/20 Off
5/21 Sayville, Long Island, NY  Sayville High School
5/22 West Berlin, NJ  Overbrook High School
5/23 Endicott, NY  The Lodge
5/24 Rochester, NY  Lilac Festival
5/25 North Syracuse, NY  North Syracuse High School
5/26 Off
5/27 Washington, DC  Blues Alley
5/28 Travel to Canada
5/29 Toronto, Ontario, Canada  Sheraton Center
5/30 Toronto, Ontario, Canada  Sheraton Center  TV Interview
5/31 Crystal Beach, Ontario, Canada  Crystal Ballroom

6/1 Off
6/2 Evansville, IN  North High School
6/3 St. Louis, MO  Missouri Nights
6/4 Milwaukee, WI  Attic West
6/5 Off
6/6 Omaha, NE
6/7 Off
6/8 Salina, KS  Green River Jazz Festival
6/9 Colorado Springs, CO
6/10 Fly Home
6/11 Off
6/12 San Francisco, CA  Great American Music Hall w/ Buddy Rich
6/13 San Francisco, CA  Great American Music Hall w/ Buddy Rich (End of tour?)

Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin in attendance per Steve Wiest:
I had the great pleasure of hanging out with Robert Plant WAY back in the
day in San Francisco when he had put the band “The Honey Drippers”
together. The band had come out to our Maynard concert at The Great
American Music Hall. We were all SO psyched to have them in the audience!
I ran right up to hang with him afterwards and he could not have been more
gracious, humble and classy. What a treat!  Seems there was a horn
section in the Honey Drippers (the Uptown Horns) and they told Robert that
he needed to check out the band. They did!   (per Facebook 6/10/2013)

6/14 – 23 Vacation
6/24 Detroit, MI  Pontchartrain
6/25 Off
6/26 Hinsdale, IL  Katherine Legg Memorial Park w/ David Clayton Thomas
6/27 – 28 Milwaukee, WI  Summerfest
6/29 Dayton, OH  Gilly’s
6/30 Akron, OH  Tangiers

7/1 Off
7/2 Lewiston, NY  Art Park
7/3 Off
7/4 Wildwood, NJ  Convention Center
7/5 Atlantic City, NJ  Claridge Hotel
7/6 Ellicottville, NY  Holiday Valley Ski Resort
7/7 Scranton, PA  Montage Mountain Ski Resort
7/8 Off
7/9 Seaside Heights, NJ  The Chatterbox
7/10 Pittsburgh, PA  Syria Mosque
7/11 Off
7/12 Staten Island, NY  Snug Harbor Performing Arts Center
7/13 New Haven, CT  The Greens
7/14 NY, NY  The Bottom Line (Tour ends)
7/15 – 16 Off
7/17 MF flies to London, England
7/22 MF flies to India

August – MF in India

9/6 MF leaves India
9/11 MF interviews all day
9/18 MF flies from Los Angeles, CA to Newark NJ
9/19 – 20 Rehearsals
9/21 Sayerville, NJ  Clue Bene
9/22 York, PA  Strand Capitol
9/23 – 24 Off
9/25 Philadelphia, PA  Curtains Theatre
9/26 Tunkhannock, PA  Tunkhannock High School
9/27 Slippery Rock, PA  Slippery Rock University
9/28 Somerville, NJ  Somerset College
9/29 Off
9/30 Washington, DC  Blues Alley

10/1 Washington, DC  Blues Alley
10/2 Glen Ridge, NJ  Glen Ridge Middle School
10/3 Off
10/4 Northfield, VT  Norwich University
10/5 Boston, MA  Berklee School of Music (photos in 1/86 newsletter)

Blue Birdland
Central Park
Coconut Champagne
Beautiful Hearts
Bebop Buffet
Mira, Mira (likely)
Hit Medley (likely)

10/6 Voorhees, NJ  Echelon mall
10/7 Off
10/8 Cooperstown, NY  Cooperstown High School
10/9 Albany, NY  J.B. Scott’s
10/10 Dallas, PA  Mesericordia University
10/11 Off
10/12 Chicago, IL  Soldier Field
10/13 South Bend, IN  Bendix Theatre
10/14 Ft. Wayne, IN  Paul Harding High School
10/15 Canton, MI  The Danceteria          Poster
10/17 Indiana, PA  Indiana University
10/18 Dayton, OH  Gilly’s
10/19 Athens, OH Ohio University
10/20 Carmel, IN – Carmel High School

Blue Birdland
Central Park
Coconut Champagne
Beautiful Hearts
Bebop Buffet
Mira, Mira (likely)
MF Hit Medley: MacArthur Park, Chameleon, Hey Jude, Rocky

10/21 – 22 Off
10/23 Glen Elg, MD  Glen Elg High School
MF interview w/ Bridgeport Post, Stamford, CT
10/24 New York NY  The Bottom Line
10/25 New Haven, CT  Schubert Theatre w/ Toshiko Akiyoshi Band
10/26 Stanford, CT  Palace Theatre
10/27 Off
10/28 Rocky River, OH  Rocky River High School
10/29 Louisville, KY  The Center for the Arts
10/30 Lebanon, OH  Lebanon High School
10/31 Off

11/1 Somerset, PA  Somerset High School
11/2 Buffalo, NY  Tralfamadore Café
11/3 Off
11/4 Greenville, NC  T.W. Nitelife
11/5 Norfolk, VA  Chrysler Hall

Blue Birdland
Central Park
Coconut Champagne
Beautiful Heatrts
BeBop Buffet
The Last Dive
MF Hit Medley

11/6 Carteret, NJ  Carteret High School
11/7 West Hampton, MA  Williams College
11/8 Camillus, NY  West Genesee High School
11/9 Akron, OH – University of Akron, EJ Thomas Hall
11/10 Off
11/11 Grand Rapids, MI  Pockets Niteclub
11/12 Romulus, MI  Romulus High School
11/13 Schaumburg, IL  Rib Exchange
11/14 Cape Girardeau, MO  Central High School
11/15 Springfield, MO  Murphy’s
11/16 Lincoln, NE  University of Nebraska (Tour ends)
11/17 MF flies to Los Angeles, CA, leaves for Bangalore, India

12/15 Travel to Puttaparthi, India
12/16 – 18 Puttaparthi Xmas rehearsal
12/19 Bangalore TV 11 a.m., Bangalore press conference 6 p.m.
12/20 – 22 Rehearsal
12/23 Bangalore concert w/ Vemu Mekunda
12/24 Bangalore concert w/ Vemu Mekunda
12/25 Puttaparthi concert
12/26 MF leaves Bangalore
12/27 MF arrives Los Angeles, CA
12/31 Dearborn, MI  Hyatt Regency

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