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California Jam II
Jam II Closing.jpgDon Branker at closing
GenreRock music, acid rock
DatesMarch 18, 1978
Location(s)Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario, California
Founded byLeonard Stogel, Sandy Feldman, and Don Branker
The Official califorinajamfanclub.

California Jam II (also known as Cal Jam II) was a music festival held in Ontario, California, at the Ontario Motor Speedway on March 18, 1978 and produced by Leonard Stogel, Sandy Feldman, and Don Branker.[1] More than 350,000 people attended. The event was promoted by Wolf and Rissmiller Concerts. The festival was a sequel to the original California Jam held in 1974.


  • 1 Performers
  • 2 Broadcast, telecast, and record releases
  • 3 Track listing
  • 4 See also
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links


Musical acts featured at the festival included:

  • Aerosmith
  • Foreigner
  • Heart
  • Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush
  • Dave Mason
  • Jean-Michel Jarre
  • Rubicon
  • Santana
  • Bob Welch
  • Ted Nugent

Broadcast, telecast, and record releases

A television special featuring highlights of the festival was broadcast a few months later on the American Broadcasting Company network.[2] CBS Records concurrently released a two-LP soundtrack album of selections from the concert, the track listing of which appears below. Selections from Bob Welch and Foreigner were not included in the soundtrack, as only artists who were contracted to one of CBS's labels were represented.

See also

  • Rock music portal
  • List of historic rock festivals
  • List of jam band music festivals


  1. ^ Don
  2. ^ "Rock Flashback: 1974's California Jam Ushered In The Modern Festival Era". WCBSFM 101.1. New York: CBS Local Media. 2011-04-06. Retrieved 2016-01-20. California Jam was successful enough that it had a sequel: California Jam II was held in March 1978...Like the original, it was taped for broadcast on ABC-TV and radio. 

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  • The Official califorinajamfanclub.
  • Media related to California Jam II at Wikimedia Commons
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