My friend Chris Dula inspired this list over the weekend.

While my memory has some faculty and thankfully, I have several ticket stubs to prove the experience, I thought it would be a good idea to keep a list of all the great live performances I’ve seen over the years.

I’m certain this list will grow with time as the concerts come back to mind and hopefully, the list will continue to grow with new experiences. I might be so nerdy as to gather the dates and the times and record who was with me (there are some stories there indeed).

Nevertheless, here’s the list and I encourage you to craft your own.

By the way, if you were with me and I forgot one or two – let me know.

  • 18 South
  • Allman Brothers
  • Ambrosia
  • Atlanta Rhythm Section
  • BB King
  • Big Head Todd and The Monsters
  • Black Crowes
  • Brad Meldau Trio
  • Brian Setzer Orchestra
  • Chicago
  • Citizen Cope
  • Eric Clapton
  • Collective Soul
  • John Cowan
  • Dave Brubeck
  • Death Cab For Cutie
  • Def Leppard
  • Dennis DeYoung
  • The Doobie Brothers
  • The Dixie Dregs
  • Dr. Nick
  • Maynard Ferguson
  • Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
  • Foreigner
  • Galactic
  • Goose Creek Symphony
  • Lou Graham
  • Lee Greenwood
  • Sammy Hagar
  • Head East
  • Herbie Hancock
  • Jet
  • Elton John
  • Journey
  • Kings of Leon
  • The Living End
  • Kenny Loggins
  • Loverboy
  • Lynyrd Skynrd
  • Allison Kraus
  • Marshall Tucker Band
  • John Mellencamp
  • Edgar Meyer
  • Nantucket
  • Ted Nugent
  • Wynton Marsalis
  • Medeski Martin and Wood
  • The Moody Blues
  • Mother’s Finest
  • Mr. Big
  • Willie Nelson
  • Pearl Jam
  • Dolly Parton
  • Robert Plant and Jimmie Page
  • The Pointer Sisters
  • The Producers
  • Ratt
  • REO Speedwagon
  • The Rippingtons
  • Todd Rundgren
  • Rush
  • Saga
  • Darrell Scott
  • Wayne Shorter
  • Southern Culture on The Skids
  • Billy Squier
  • The Smithereens
  • Jim Stafford
  • Rod Stewart
  • James Taylor
  • Tony Trishka
  • Triumph
  • U2
  • Rhonda Vincent
  • The Vines
  • Dale Watson
  • Wet Willie
  • George Winston
  • Yes

Local Acts

  • If Birds Could Fly
  • Hundred Acres
  • Wise Old River
  • Virginia Ground
  • Brian and The Nightmares
  • CattleAxe
  • Reagan Boggs
  • Citizen Kane
  • Wolf Creek
  • This Mountain
  • One Good Thing
  • Folk Soul Revival
  • These Undowners
  • A Great Disaster
  • Kris Dula Experience
  • Blue Rapture
  • Scull Soup
  • The Watch
  • Ahab and The Wailers
  • The Jones Boys
  • The Twangbangers
  • Bennie Wilson
  • Hillbilly Speedball
  • Omega Tribe
  • Rob Russell and THe Sore Losers
  • Pilot
  • Blindsight
  • Pale Orchid
  • Clear
  • Ivy Road
  • Janie Grey
  • Menagerie
  • Shadrack
  • Avatar
  • Catfish Fry Band
  • The Nomads
  • Alvaredo Jones
  • Gretchen
  • The Only
  • Scott Miller
  • Scotty Melton
  • Ras Alan
  • Charlie Goodwin Orchestra
  • Spirit of Soul
  • Trey Hensley
  • Chelsea Constable
  • The Catbird Seat
  • The Shazam
  • 10,000 Flames
  • The everybodyfields
  • Sam Quinn and Japan 10
  • Kids Our Age
  • Punchin Judy
  • Five Foot Mullet
  • Sober Otis
  • The Squash Blossoms
  • Biscuit
  • The Mud Bugs
  • Lightning Charlie
  • Driving Miss Crazy