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2224 Pawtucket Ave. East Providence, RI

HISTORY

Center Stage was a world class concert hall built from the ground up within an existing building. The club was co-owned by Marvin Lehrman and openned its doors on September 13, 1980 until 1983. Mike Farrell was the Production Manager/ F.O.H Audio Engineer. The club featured acts like-U2, Pat Benatar, The Tubes, B.B. King, James Brown and countless others. The club fell victim to a lousy economy in the early 80's and is still sadly missed.


article by Tony Lioce from Providence Journal-Bulletin, courtesy of Dan Lampinski

 

CONCERT WE PRESENTLY KNOW ABOUT

 

VENUE 1980 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
   Center Stage,      East Providence September 13, 1980 Billy Preston Syreeta          
  Center Stage,      East Providence September 18, 1980 Dixie Dregs RIZZZ          
  Center Stage,      East Providence September 19, 1980 George Jones            
  Center Stage,      East Providence September 20, 1980 Stanley Turrentine Esther Satterfield          
  Center Stage,      East Providence September 21, 1980 Jonathan Edwards Aztec Two Step          
  Center Stage,      East Providence September 30, 1980 Psychedelic Furs Blue Angel (w/ Cyndi Lauper) The Probers        
  Center Stage,      East Providence October 1, 1980 Spyro Gyra            
  Center Stage,      East Providence October 3, 1980 Wilson Pickett            
  Center Stage,      East Providence October 4, 1980 The Neighborhoods The Tremblers          
  Center Stage,      East Providence October 11, 1980 Herbie Mann            
  Center Stage,      East Providence October 13, 1980 B. B. King Duke Robillard          
  Center Stage,      East Providence October 25, 1980 The Mundanes Blue Angel (w/ Cyndi Lauper)          
  Center Stage,      East Providence November 5, 1980 Muddy Water            
  Center Stage,      East Providence November 20, 1980 Mission Of Burma            
  Center Stage,      East Providence November 27, 1980 Captain Beefheart            
  Center Stage,      East Providence December 1, 1980 Thin Lizzy Outrage          
  Center Stage,      East Providence December 10, 1980 Jack Bruce & Friends w/ Billy Cobham, David Sancious, Clem Clemson   YES      
  Center Stage,      East Providence December 11, 1980 Joe Cocker     YES      
  Center Stage,      East Providence December 12, 1980 Martha & The Muffins     YES      
  Center Stage,      East Providence December 13, 1980 Iggy Pop Michael Des Barres   YES      
  Center Stage,      East Providence December 16, 1980 Jim Carroll Band     YES      
  Center Stage,      East Providence December 17, 1980 The Vapors     YES      
  Center Stage,      East Providence December 18, 1980 Joan Jet     YES      
  Center Stage,      East Providence December 19, 1980 NRBQ     YES      
  Center Stage,      East Providence December 21, 1980 Freddie Cannon The Shirelles   YES      
  Center Stage,      East Providence December 29, 1980 Mink Deville  Blue Angel (w/ Cyndi Lauper)          
VENUE 1981 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
  Center Stage,      East Providence April 11, 1981 Spirit            
  Center Stage,      East Providence April 14, 1981 Sir Douglas Quintet            
  Center Stage,      East Providence May 25, 1981 U2     YES      
  Center Stage,      East Providence May 30, 1981 Pousette-Dart Band Paul Geremia   YES      
  Center Stage,      East Providence July 17, 1981 Rick Derringer American Teen   YES      
  Center Stage,      East Providence July 31, 1981 The Tubes            
  Center Stage,      East Providence October 8, 1981 Peter Tosh            
  Center Stage,      East Providence November 17, 1981 U2            
VENUE 1982 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
  Center Stage,      East Providence February 26, 1982 Redline Rubber Rodeo   YES      
  Center Stage,      East Providence February 27, 1982 Ohio Players Star   YES      
                 

 

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