Past Events

1970s
1980s
1990s
2000s
2010 - Present

Over the years, AB Tech has had the [ahem] pleasure of working with a number of major acts, although they weren't necessarily that big at the time. This list covers major shows produced in whole or part by Tech since its creation. Please note this list is definitely not complete and probably not entirely accurate. Thanks in part to Anne Witchner and many Tech alumni for their assistance in assembling this list.

  1989
'Til Tuesday The Cut
Spring Carnival band. Sunday afternoon show.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo Skibo Ballroom
South Side Johnny Flagstaff Hill
Co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh.
Glenn Miller Orchestra Skibo Ballroom
Features of this concert included flamingos, a 6' tall blow-up Godzilla, and a Tech crew in top hats.
Tony Miles
  1988
Alarm Skibo Gym
Spring Carnival band.
Billy Price Gesling Stadium
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Skibo Ballroom
The Flow with Tony Miles
  1987
South Side Johnny
Spring Carnival band.
Windham Hill Carnegie Music Hall
Daryl Anger, Mike Marshall, Michael Hedges, Liz Storey
  1986
The Bangles Syria Mosque
Free concert for winning a Multiple Sclerosis drive.
  1985
Iron City Houserockers
The Pointer Sisters with Tom Willmorth September 24 Carnegie Music Hall
Co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh.
Leon Redbone Flagstaff Hill
The Romantics Skibo Gym
Spring Carnival concert
NRBQ Gesling Stadium
Spring Carnival concert
Donnie Iris Flagstaff Hill
While the opener was playing the band was watching a Browns game.
Shadowfax Skibo Ballroom
Livingston Taylor The Cut
John Baylie
Spyro Gyra Flagstaff Hill
Co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh.
Steel Pulse Flagstaff Hill
Co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh.
Christine Lavin
Performed several times throughout the year
Michael Spiro
Performed countless times on campus through 1994.
  1984
David Bromberg September 9 Flagstaff Hill
Co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh.
The Outlaws The Cut
Spring Carnival band
Pat Metheny February 9 Carnegie Music Hall
Yet another sellout crowd
  1983
Gang of Four Skibo Ballroom
David Bromberg with Rick Danko September 9 Flagstaff Hill
Adrian Belew Skibo Ballroom
Rennaisance with Pousette Dart April 22 Skibo Gym
Spring Carnival band. When Rennaisance's lighting crew ended up at the other end of the state, Danny Chujko and Bob Miller saved the day for us by scraping a lighting rig together 4 hours before showtime.
  1982
David Johansen Skibo Gym
Mission of Burma The Cut
  1981
The Clash October 16 Skibo Gym
Tickets sold out at the Student Center Info Desk in less than two hours.
Yakov Smirnov Skibo Ballroom
Broadcast on HBO
The Toons September 19 The Ballroom
Sponsored by AB Coffeehouse.
Cheap Trick Skibo Gym
Sponsored by the CMU Student Dormitory Council
David Johansen The Ballroom
Tom Verlaine The Ballroom
Steve Goodman September 6 Flagstaff Hill
Co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh
Santana Skibo Gym
"Killer Kahn", Santana's Road Manager, learned the hard way that Jenny doesn't take nicely to sexist comments.
Rick Danko February Skibo Ballroom
With Blondie Chapman on Guitar
  1980
Dixie Dregs Fall Skibo Ballroom
King Crimson October 31 Skibo Gym
This was the "how do you get truck tires for a semi filled on halloween?" concert.
Muddy Waters Skibo Gym
1980 Spring Carnival Concert