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Kenny Rogers

Celebrating 50 Years of Concerts at the WVU Coliseum
September 29, 1982

Kenny Rogers
Special Guests Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers Band
with Comedian Lonnie Shorr

Photo of Kenny Rogers that appeared on the cover of his souvenir concert programs.    newspaper ad promoting the 1982 concert
SHOW DATE: Wednesday, September 29, 1982 • 8pm
When Kenny Rogers made his first appearance at the Coliseum in 1982, he was at the height of his stardom, having just earned four American Music Awards the year before, including his second straight favorite country album prize for "The Gambler." His thirteenth studio album, "Love Will Turn You Around," had just been released and he had just played the starring role in the film "Six Pack."

Rogers' show featured an octagon-shaped stage for an in-the-round concert that was attended by 12,500 fans. His knack for making a large arena show seem like an intimate gathering was on full display. 
Love will Turn Your Around album cover            
Six Pack film poster