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FH Stadium Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary



This year, Forest Hills Stadium is celebrating its 100th an­niversary. When the stadium was first built in 1923 it was solely a tennis stadium – the first tennis stadium in the United States. It became the location of many significant moments in tennis history, including the birthplace of the First US Open. Eventually, the stadium was adapted to a concert venue in 1960. The stadium has seen several remarkable artists includ­ing The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Donna Summer, Bob Dylan, Barry Manilow, and Simon & Garfunkel.

As school dies down and the weather starts to get warmer, it is the perfect time to see some live music or comedy! The stadium has recently released their lineup for the 2023 season, with new shows still to be added. Some of the famous acts in­clude Boygenius, the Strokes, Duran Duran, Dave Matthews Band, LCD Soundsystem, Fall Out Boy, Zach Bryan, Kevin Hart, Maggie Rogers, Weezer, Lane 8, The Smile, Arctic Mon­keys, and Jungle. The Head In The Clouds New York Music & Arts Festival is also set! Plus, the Rock the Bells Festival date was released and will be celebrating the 50th year of hip hop. A big year for celebrations!

This season, Forest Hills Stadium is partnering up with American Express, Bud Light Seltzer, Autograph, City Winery and WFUV-FM to bring all these shows to fruition. What some may not know is that Forest Hills Stadium has joined non- profit organization, Reverb, to reduce the live entertainment industry’s environmental toll. The venue, along with Billie Eil­ish, Shawn Mendes, the 1975 and many more, has joined Re­verb’s Music Climate Revolution campaign in a fight to shrink the carbon footprint of live entertainment. —Anna Stiesi

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