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Shoreline Amphitheater

The open-air concert series features the famous and familiar

BILL GRAHAM PRESENTS kicks off its 12th season as a major summer player with a solid lineup of salable names. Of particular interest is the ever-present summer festival packages; this year's editions include Lilith Fair, a celebration of female singer/songwriters with the very talented Sarah McLachlan and Suzanne Vega among others, and the Smokin' Grooves Tour with the funky George Clinton, and new style performers Erykah Badu, the Roots and Cypress Hill.

May 11: Rush, $35/$19.50.

May 31: Vince Gill, Bryan White, $35/$27.50/$19.50.

June 1: John Mellencamp, Amanda Marshall, $45/$36/$19.50.

June 6: Bush, Vervca Salt, $27.50/$19.50.

June 14: Kenny G, George Benson, $45/$19.50.

June 21­22: New Orleans by the Bay, $12.

July 4: San Francisco Symphony, $27.50/$20.

July 6: Dave Matthews Band, Los Lobos, $25.

July 8: Lilith Fair w/Sarah McLachlan, Jewel, Suzanne Vega, Paula Cole, $38.50/$22.50.

July 12: Steve Miller Band, Eric Johnson, $29.50/$22.50.

July 26: Smokin' Grooves Tour w/George Clinton and P-Funk, Cypress Hill, Erykah Badu, the Roots, Foxy Brown, $28.50/$19.50.

Aug 2: Further Festival w/Black Crowes, Ratdog, Mickey Hart Band, Bruce Hornsby, Moe, $32.50/$19.50.

Aug 8: UB40, $27.50/$19.50.

Aug 9: Alan Jackson, LeAnn Rimes, $29.50/$19.50.

Aug 23: Blues Fest '97 w/B.B. King, Robert Cray, Jimmie Vaughan, $29.50/$20.50.

Aug 24: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Paul Rodgers, $27.50/$19.50.

Shoreline Amphitheatre, One Ampitheatre Parkway, Mountain View. The concert season continues through Oct 4. Tickets are available through BASS.

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From the May 1-7, 1997 issue of Metro

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