The Best College Concert You Never Heard Of

Since today is the NYU Career Fair, and of course another #tbt, we decided to look into the best college concerts of all time. If you think college concerts are wild now, you won’t believe the historic shows that rocked campuses across the country back in the day. It wasn’t easy, but we picked our favorite from way back when. 

Jimmy Hendrix @ Monterey Peninsula Community College


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Considered along with Woodstock to be one of the best music festivals of the ’60s, the Monterey International Pop Music Festival in 1967 featured acts like Jimmy Hendrix and Janis Joplin. Over 90,000 fans experienced multiple performances of a lifetime over the span of a few days. Many remember the event by the historical moment when Jimmy famously set his guitar ablaze. But there was another, lesser known show that took place. It you weren’t lucky enough to get into the festival, or were lucky enough to attend Monterey Peninsula Community college in 1967, you know about the cherry on top of an incredible weekend.

Thanks to, we found out that Jimmy performed a spontaneous show for the fans that couldn’t make it in. The school’s small sports stadium provided the stage for both Jimmy Hendrix and guitar legend Jordma Kaukonen to put on one of the most unique concerts of all time.

What’s the best college concert you’ve ever attended? Heard of? If you can top this one, we’d love to hear about it! Tweet @squadup and let us know!
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