The Biggest Pop Music Concerts in American History

Pop concerts could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Some concerts are as massive as the superstars that headline them. In this article, we bring to you details of the biggest pop concerts in American history.

Blockbuster RockFest 1997

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This concert was organized by TBA Entertainment Corporation. It was held for a day and had almost 400,000 people in attendance at the Texas Motor Speedway.

Woodstock 1969

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This unforgettable hippie festival took place in New York over three days with almost 400,000 people attending.

Toronto SARS Benefit, 2003

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In 2003, after the turbulent encounter of Canada with the disease Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), a benefit concert was organized in Toronto with over 450,000 people in attendance.

Simon & Garfunkel in Central Park, 1981

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In 1981, Simon & Garfunkel held a reunion concert in New York’s Central Park. The free show drew about half a million people to the park.

Summer Jam at Watkins Glen, 1973

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This free rock music concert was held at the Grand Prix auto circuit in 1973 and over 600,000 people attended.

Garth Brooks in Central Park, 1997

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Garth Brooks entertained over 760,000 people in Central Park, New York for a free concert in 1997. The event was broadcasted by HBO.

New York Philharmonic in Central Park, 1986

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In the summer of ’86, the New York Philharmonic put on a free concert in Central Park, New York that had a record-breaking 800,000 people in attendance.

Rod Stewart at Copacabana Beach, 1994

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This Rod Stewart free concert on the beach of Rio de Janeiro brought in a whopping 3.5 million people for a 1995 New Year’s Eve event.

Frank Sinatra Live

On January 26, 1980, the music legend, Frank Sinatra, held a live concert in the Maracanã stadium, Rio de Janeiro. A massive 175,000 people were in attendance.

The Guinness Book of World Record says that the event holds the record for the highest (paid) attendance ever recorded for a single artist.

Break Every Rule World Tour

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This has been regarded as ” the highest-attended female solo concert”. Tina Turner’s Break Every Rule World Tour in the Maracanã Stadium had in attendance almost 180,000 people. It was the biggest music concert of the 20th century.

Pop music concerts are big events and, in this article, we have brought you the biggest of them.

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