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concerts at Charlie B's Outdoor Arena... early 70s [7]
Posted: Feb 8, 2011 8:34 AM
 

There were a few concerts at a place called Charlie B's Outdoor Arena. It was basically just a large field that was bowl-shaped with a big wooden stage at one end. I know it was somewhere in the Clemson/Seneca area, but that was a long time ago... and we were always blitzkrieg'd... so I'm fuzzy on the exact location. We were in high school at the time and drove over from Greenville, so I know the timeframe was roughly 1972-74.

These were all-day events with 5 or 6 bands, seems like they started around noon and lasted until after dark. It was totally an "outdoor music festival" atmosphere... people brought blankets, coolers, frisbees, dogs, etc. People walking around selling every drug you can imagine. Just a huge outdoor freak party with music... pretty crazy scene. LOL

I went to 2 or 3 of these concerts at Charlie B's, can't remember exactly. Only one ticket stub survived, I scanned it and posted it. Not sure why, but ZZ Top is not listed, and me and my buddies distinctly remember that the lil ol band from Texas was there... with Foghat, James Gang, Savoy Brown & Wet Willie.

Any other old farts out there go to Charlie B's back in the day?


"I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered." - George Best
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concerts at Charlie B's Outdoor Arena... early 70s
dark side of the moo® Feb 8, 2011 8:35 AM
I was over there then but never heard of the place
74TIGER Feb 8, 2011 8:37 AM
Charlie B's Ranch ... Seneca (link)
apextiger® Feb 8, 2011 9:01 AM
Charlie B's Ranch Arena
OldManTiger Feb 8, 2011 9:10 AM
Stancil also owned ...
apextiger® Feb 8, 2011 9:15 AM
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OldManTiger Feb 8, 2011 9:20 AM
Re: Charlie B's Ranch Arena
dark side of the moo® Feb 8, 2011 10:30 AM
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apextiger® Feb 8, 2011 10:42 AM
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apextiger® Feb 8, 2011 10:47 AM
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raku47 Dec 13, 2011 7:29 PM
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flashback Oct 19, 2012 12:04 PM
Re: Charlie B's Ranch ... Seneca (link)
paros Feb 8, 2011 10:12 AM
ha ha... good find
dark side of the moo® Feb 8, 2011 10:23 AM
Now that's memory lane @ it's best!!!!
YBEACH® Feb 9, 2011 2:41 PM
Thanks for that***
josephg® Aug 13, 2012 9:15 PM
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milkman76 Feb 8, 2011 9:07 AM
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dark side of the moo® Feb 8, 2011 2:33 PM
If it's the place I'm thinking of, then the big name acts
RH Tig Feb 8, 2011 9:25 AM
Re: If it's the place I'm thinking of, then the big name acts
dark side of the moo® Feb 8, 2011 10:39 AM
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paros Feb 8, 2011 9:50 AM
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1978 Feb 8, 2011 1:07 PM
hey, thanks for the info...
dark side of the moo® Feb 8, 2011 2:38 PM
Re: hey, thanks for the info...
1978 Feb 9, 2011 11:24 AM
excellent! thanks again***
dark side of the moo® Feb 9, 2011 2:00 PM
I work in Seneca, so I'm gonna ride out there and see it.
TheCURing07 Dec 12, 2011 9:24 PM
I have never been to Charlie B's or even heard of it.....
BigCUFan® Feb 8, 2011 1:05 PM
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Hurrijane Feb 8, 2011 4:38 PM
saw David Allan Coe there the same day
ImanTiger Feb 8, 2011 7:42 PM
some other bands we saw there... I think
dark side of the moo® Feb 9, 2011 1:55 PM
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rawmusic Feb 21, 2011 11:43 PM
you were in Fresh Licks ??
dark side of the moo® Feb 27, 2011 1:01 PM
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rawmusic Feb 21, 2011 11:44 PM
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rawmusic Feb 22, 2011 12:06 AM
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cocksure Feb 22, 2011 12:36 AM
I don't remember the snake chick...
dark side of the moo® Feb 27, 2011 12:37 PM
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badb Feb 22, 2011 1:43 AM
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Orangeetang Dec 12, 2011 7:52 PM
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treeclimber® Dec 12, 2011 9:00 PM
Orangeetang - oh yeah, I remember the tear gas incident
dark side of the moo® Dec 13, 2011 6:41 PM
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Hurrijane Dec 14, 2011 7:54 PM
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harpep Dec 19, 2012 10:08 PM
I was there for two. Always wondered why that venue never
SOLOS® Dec 14, 2011 10:15 AM
P.S. Thanks for the post. This deserves multiple TUs.***
SOLOS® Dec 14, 2011 10:18 AM
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UQtiger Dec 14, 2011 8:05 PM
yep, this Foghat website with the 1973 tour says August 25
dark side of the moo® Dec 15, 2011 9:05 AM
found a picture...
dark side of the moo® Dec 20, 2011 2:14 PM
Thanks for the memory.
SOLOS® Dec 21, 2011 12:51 AM
was going through my box of stubs and found another one
dark side of the moo® Mar 5, 2012 2:48 PM
Like a time capsule. Need to open that place again. Biggest
SOLOS® Mar 5, 2012 2:54 PM
interesting- this show had 2 all-female bands Fanny & Birtha
dark side of the moo® Mar 6, 2012 4:06 PM
my buddy Roy still has his too, shows the price ... $7.00
dark side of the moo® Aug 13, 2012 7:53 PM
A good friend of mine. who finished Clemson in 1975......
1983Grad® Mar 5, 2012 3:48 PM
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flashback Oct 19, 2012 12:07 PM