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Arts & Entertainment - May 17, 2019

Stanford looks forward to a Frosty summer

Historic outdoor amphitheater, comfortably remodeled and ready to host big-name artists, reopens

by Yoshi Kato

Tucked away in the northeast end of the Stanford University campus and sequestered behind construction fencing for the past few years, the 82-year-old Frost Amphitheater is reopening on May 18, with the 2019 Frost Music & Arts Festival.

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Posted by Jemaho
a resident of Esther Clark Park
on May 16, 2019 at 10:47 pm

Yay! One of the most memorable venues of my youth!

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Posted by Anon
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 16, 2019 at 11:03 pm

Once upon a time (July 1995 IIRC) Midsummer Mozart was there under (the late) George Cleve.

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Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of Downtown North
on May 17, 2019 at 7:16 pm

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Bringing in AEG Goldenvoice is good, minus the fact that it displaces the Stanford Concert Network. Numerous music industry executives cut their teeth at that student organization, including the guy who built Shoreline Amphitheater for Bill Graham Presents, Danny Scher of Palo Alto.

Before his career took off with The Duo and Almost Dead, Joe Russo also worked in the office of jazz guitarist Leni Stern, who played the Cabana Room at the Crowne Plaza here, in 1998.

Bay Area Action Earth Day at Stanford, a joint student and town event, featured in 1992 a concert at Frost by Michelle Shocked and Peter Apfelbaum.

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Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of Downtown North
on May 21, 2019 at 11:06 am

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if you are following along at home --aka stalking -- i'm all in now for Joe Russo, Lionel Ritchie and The National.I think the Lionel is the only one with assigned seating, which is new I think in the 70 year history of the venue.

Stanford Jazz Workshop has 25 good shows on sale now.

Also: I have onsales as Earthwise Productions of Palo Alto at Mitchell Park El Palo Alto room sometimes known as The Mitch for Jane Monheit, June 21 and Bob Margolin, July 6 and more to announce soon.
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Posted by Gary Beckham
a resident of Greenmeadow
on May 21, 2019 at 8:10 pm

A Miss Universe pageant would be a nice addition as well.

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