MARCH · 1968
MARCH 1/FRIDAY:

Big Brother &
The Holding Company,
MC5, Pink Peech Mob

MARCH 2/SATURDAY:

Big Brother &
The Holding Company,
Tiffany Shade, Family Dump Truck
"As powerful and soulful as was Janis's performance, the band was as lame as I've ever seen - tempos that were all over the place, unbelievably out-of-tune guitars the entire night (I mean like quartertones off - imagine chewing aluminum foil for 60 minutes with a mouth full of cavities), and an all-over-the-map disjointedness as a group; the antithesis of ensemble playing." -
Clark Pardee








3/1/68
ARTIST: GARY GRIMSHAW

MARCH 3/SUNDAY:

Blood, Sweat & Tears,
Carousel,
The Psychedelic Stooges

*Columbia Record executives reportedly would not allow The MC5 as a support act (due to their hometown reputation of blowing national headliners off the stage).  The Psychedelic Stooges were a "safe" choice to open, but based on all accounts, they blew BS & T off the stage anyway...
3/3/68
ARTIST: GARY GRIMSHAW

MARCH 8/FRIDAY:

The Electric Prunes,
The Thyme

MARCH 9/SATURDAY:

The Who, Soap,
The Schillings

MARCH 10/SATURDAY(?):

The Electric Prunes, ?

*The newly remastered version of Big Brother & The Holding Company's "Cheap Thrills" has the Grande Ballroom recording of "Magic of Love" on it. At the end there is an audio rap from MC Dave Miller where he announces that this weekend will feature The Who on Friday & Saturday, and The Electric Prunes on Friday & Sunday.


3/8/68
ARTIST: GARY GRIMSHAW

MARCH 15/FRIDAY:

The Youngbloods,
The Rationals, The Up

MARCH 16/SATURDAY:

The Youngbloods,
The James Gang


MARCH 17/SUNDAY:

MC5, The Thyme

3/10/68
ARTIST: GARY GRIMSHAW

MARCH 23/SATURDAY:

Eric Burdon & the Animals,
The Grateful Dead, Aere Apparent, The Apostles, The jagged Edge
("The Grande Scene at the State Fair Coliseum")


From thegrandeballroom.com guestbook, according to Trish: "Went to the
State Fair grounds when they thought the
Animals would draw a crowd too large for the Grande, and when it did not they went back to the Grande on Saturday night."


MARCH 24/SUNDAY:

MC5, The Up, Pink Peech Mob,
Odds & Ends, Gold,
The Psychedelic Stooges
("Tribal Stomp")

MARCH 29/FRIDAY:

The Fugs,
Sly & The Family Stone, MC5


MARCH 30/SATURDAY:

The Fugs,
Sly & The Family Stone,
The Psychedelic Stooges


MARCH 31/SUNDAY:

The Fugs,
Sly & The Family Stone, MC5
3/29/68
ARTIST: GARY GRIMSHAW

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