The Jackson 5 (1968-1969)

The Jackson 5 play shows in malls and venues mainly in the state of Illinois before 1968 and later they play clubs and theaters in Chicago and New York for two years, before the band signs with Motown in March 1969. The Jackson 5 win the Superdog Finals in Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater in New York on 14 February, 196. 

1968

Date Venue Place Event
14 February Apollo Theater New York, NY Super Dog Finals Amateur Night
6 April Guys & Gals Club Chicago, IL  
13 April Guys & Gals Club Chicago, IL   
27 April Guys & Gals Club Chicago, IL   
4 May  Guys & Gals Club Chicago, IL   
11 May Guys & Gals Club  Chicago, IL   
24 May Apollo Theater  New York, NY  Etta James headlining 
25 May  Apollo Theater  New York, NY  Etta James headlining 
26 May  Apollo Theater  New York, NY  Etta James headlining 
27 May  Apollo Theater  New York, NY  Etta James headlining 
28 May Apollo Theater  New York, NY  Etta James headlining 
29 May Apollo Theater  New York, NY  Etta James headlining 
30 May Apollo Theater  New York, NY  Etta James headlining 
31 May Capitol Theater Chicago, IL  J5 participate in fund raiser for a youth center some time during this week
1 June Capitol Theater  Chicago, IL   
2 June Capitol Theater  Chicago, IL   
3 June Capitol Theater  Chicago, IL   
4 June Capitol Theater  Chicago, IL   
5 June Capitol Theater  Chicago, IL   
6 June Capitol Theater  Chicago, IL   
12 July Regal Theater Chicago, IL Battle of the Groups 
13 July  Regal Theater Chicago, IL  Battle of the Groups  
14 July  Regal Theater Chicago, IL  Battle of the Groups  
15 July Regal Theater  Chicago, IL  Battle of the Groups  
16 July Regal Theater  Chicago, IL  Battle of the Groups  
17 July Regal Theater  Chicago, IL  Battle of the Groups  
18 July Regal Theater  Chicago, IL  Battle of the Groups  
19 July Regal Theater  Chicago, IL  Battle of the Groups  
20 July Regal Theater  Chicago, IL  Battle of the Groups  
21 July Regal Theater  Chicago, IL  Battle of the Groups  
10 August  Central Park Theater  Chicago, IL   Jerry Butler headlining; shows at 2:00, 6:00 and 10:00 pm 
11 August Central Park Theater  Chicago, IL   Jerry Butler headlining; shows at 2:00, 6:00 and 10:00 pm 
11 August  Guys and Gals Club  Chicago, IL  show at 11.30 pm 
6 October Guys and Gals Club  Chicago, IL   
13 October  Guys and Gals Club  Chicago, IL    
1 November  High Chaparral Lounge  Chicago, IL  Marshall and the Chi-Lites headlining 
21 December  High Chaparral Lounge  Chicago, IL    
22 December      High Chaparral Lounge       Chicago, IL    
23 December High Chaparral Lounge  Chicago, IL    
29 December  Apollo Theater  New York, NY       Sam & Dave headlining 
30 December Apollo Theater  New York, NY  Sam & Dave headlining 
31 December Apollo Theater  New York, NY  Sam & Dave headlining 
1 January Apollo Theater  New York, NY  Sam & Dave headlining 
2 January Apollo Theater  New York, NY  Sam & Dave headlining 

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Credit goes to J5 Collector for the show dates. 
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1969

Date Venue Place Event
7 March High Chaparral Lounge Chicago, IL  
8 March High Chaparral Lounge Chicago, IL  
9 March High Chaparral Lounge Chicago, IL   
25 April Met Theater Chicago, IL  Delfonics headlining 
26 April Met Theater Chicago, IL  Delfonics headlining
27 April Met Theater Chicago, IL  Delfonics headlining 
28 April Met Theater Chicago, IL  Delfonics headlining 
29 April  Met Theater Chicago, IL   Delfonics headlining
30 April Met Theater Chicago, IL   Delfonics headlining
1 May  Met Theater Chicago, IL  Delfonics headlining
4 May Guys and Gals Club Chicago, IL    
9 May High Chaparral Lounge Chicago, IL   
10 May High Chaparral Lounge Chicago, IL   
11 May High Chaparral Lounge Chicago, IL   
20 June Apollo Theater New York, NY  sharing a bill with Joe Simon and The Five Stairsteps 
21 June Apollo Theater New York, NY  sharing a bill with Joe Simon and The Five Stairsteps 
22 June Apollo Theater  New York, NY  sharing a bill with Joe Simon and The Five Stairsteps 
23 June Apollo Theater New York, NY   sharing a bill with Joe Simon and The Five Stairsteps
24 June Apollo Theater New York, NY  sharing a bill with Joe Simon and The Five Stairsteps 
25 June Apollo Theater New York, NY  sharing a bill with Joe Simon and The Five Stairsteps 
26 June Apollo Theater New York, NY  sharing a bill with Joe Simon and The Five Stairsteps
11 July  Guys and Gals Club Chicago, IL  shows at 11:30 pm and 2:00 am
12 July  Guys and Gals Club Chicago, IL  shows at 11:30 pm and 2:00 am
16 August The Forum Los Angeles, CA  as opening act for Diana Ross and the Supremes
22 August Madison Square Garden New York, NY Miss Black America Pageant
29 August Gilroy Stadium Gary, IN Festival Gary 69 

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Credit goes to J5 Collector for the show dates.