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The First Annual Mid-West Mini-Pop Festival

Saturday, September 6, 1969

Cincinnati Zoo Amphitheatre, Cincinnati, Ohio

Promoter ..... Jim Tarbell

Appearing Acts

  • Vanilla Fudge
  • The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
  • Lonnie Mack
  • Grand Funk Railroad
  • Balderdash
  • Dee Felice Trio
  • Sound Museum

Ticket Prices Pre-Order .... $4.50 Gate ........... $5.00

Attendance ..... 8000

  • The show started at 7:00 PM.
  • All went fine for the first '3' local bands {Sound Museum ~ Dee Felice Trio ~ Balderdash}.
  • Then the 'rains' came at 9:45 PM
  • It was a 1 1/2 Hour down-pour.
  • Grand Funk Railroad hit the stage at 11:15 PM, and played a 45-Minute set.
  • Paul Butterfield was sick {Flu and Head Cold} and did not want to go on.
  • He eventually did, and played a 30-Minute 'boring' set.
  • Vanilla Fudge hit the stage at 1:45 AM.
  • The authorities {Police} pulled the plug at 3:00 AM.
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