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Average White Band

Celebrating 50 Years of Concerts at the WVU Coliseum
April 30, 1977

Average White Band
with Special Guest Wild Cherry

Average White Band black and white publicity photo circa 1977
SHOW DATE: Saturday, April 30, 1977 • 8:15pm
Despite their name, Average White Band was anything but average. They were one of the few white groups to achieve success and credibility playing funk. According to "," their tight, fiery sound belied their Scottish heritage and instead, evoked American R&B hotbeds like Detroit, Memphis and Philadelphia.

Opening act Wild Cherry hailed from Pittsburgh and is, perhaps, best known for their iconic hit "Play That Funky Music."
Together the two bands drew an enthusiastic 10,000 concert-goers to the Coliseum in April 1977.

Black and white publicity photo of Wild Cherry from 1977 with band members setting on steps