The Wildest 1974 Ozark Music Festival Performances

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The Second Best Festival!

The Festival was held on July 19-21, 1974 at Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, Mo. and there were more than 150,000 people who attended the three days of rock n’ roll shows.

See some of the greatest acts who performed during the wildest event below:

There weren’t any actual live footage of each performer, but the story about the festival was one of the wildest one.

1. Aerosmith

2. Blue Öyster Cult

3. Marshall Tucker Band

4. Lynyrd Skynyrd

5. Charlie Daniels Band

Below are the photos of the wild event:

Photos via rodsievers |

The photos above are the only available proof on the internet that the event actually happened – the photos are some of the best memories from the summer of 1974.

Some of the bands who were there were:

Bachman–Turner Overdrive
Premiata Forneria Marconi
Peter Sinfield
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Boz Scaggs
Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes
David Bromberg
Leo Kottke
Jeff Beck
The Electric Flag
Bruce Springsteen (did not perform)
The Earl Scruggs Revue
Joe Walsh and Barnstorm
The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Jimmie Spheeris
Bill Quateman
Fresh Start
Babe Ruth
Locomotiv GT
The Sweet
Shawn Phillips
REO Speedwagon
Elvin Bishop

Keep going for the nine-minute footage of the event and a bootleg of Aerosmith’s performance: