Over the years The Big 14 presented many of the biggest shows to ever hit the Steel City. Right from the start in 1960 with KQV Appreciation Day with Dion & Belmonts, Jimmy Jones, Paul Evans, Jonny Campbell, Billie & Lillie, Bobby Vee, Ray Peterson, Fleetwoods and many others. It was KQV who stole the show, September 14, 1964 introducing The Beatles at the Civic Arena. KQV Shower of Stars shows featured The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, Four Seasons and many more. And the KQV Festivals of Rock brought in more of the biggest names in business like Chicago, Neil Diamond, Stephen Stills, and The Who.
KQV Radio Appreciation Day 1960
Tuesday August 23, 1960
On Tuesday, August 23, 1960, it was KQV Appreciation Day at West View Park. The KQV deejays were on hand. Dave Scott, Henry DaBecco, Johnny McKinney, Larry Aiken, Rod Roddy & Dick Drury.  A Gigantic Stage Show at 8 PM featured big names like Bobby Vee, Dion & The Belmonts and many others.  These ads were found in the Pittsburgh Papers on August 19 & 22, 1960.



KQV Radio Appreciation Day 2 1960
August 24, 1961
West View Show Is Rock 'n' Roll
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette August 24, 1961
Section 3 page 6 & 7
A free three hour rock and roll show featuring headliner Frankie Avalon and 17 recording artist highlights the 2nd annual KQV Appreciation Day in West View Park Thursday. Educational  television station WQED will televise while KQV disc jockeys broadcast the daily programming from the park's radio tower. A free record dance is also featured from 1 to 4 in the afternoon.



KQV Show of Stars
July 23, 1963
Syria Mosque
KQV's Chuck Brinkman hosted a Dick Clark Show of Stars at the Syria Mosque. Big stars like Johnny Tilottson, Gene Pitney, Paul & Paul and Lou Chrstie were just some of the many acts to appear for 2 big shows. 


KQV Vacation Dance and Show
June 17, 1964
West View Park Danceland
KQV brought in The Rolling Stones for their first performance. Bobby Goldsboro, The Chiffons, Bobby Comstock and The Pixie's Three also appeared.
KQV Summer Shower of Stars
July 13, 1964
Syria Mosque
It was KQV's First Shower of Stars. The bill was packed with The Crystals, Gene Pitney, The Shirelles, The Dixie Cups, The Rip Chords, The Reflections, Major Lance, The Supremes and more. 
KQV Summer Shower of Stars # 2
August 1, 1964
Syria Mosque
KQV's second Shower of Stars featured The Four Seasons, Ruby and the Romantics, Barbra Lewis, Bobby Goldsboro, Jimmy Soul, Patti and the Emblems, Chiffons with 2 shows.
KQV Summer Shower of Stars # 3
August 22, 1964
Syria Mosque
KQV's thrird Summer Shower of Stars in 1964 featured The Beach Boys for 2 shows.
KQV Welcomes The Beatles
September 14, 1964
Civic Arena
KQV stole the show as Hal Murray, Chuck Brinkman, Dave Scott, Big Steve Risen and Dex Allen introduced The Beatles on stage at the Civic Arena.
KQV Thanksgiving Shower of Stars
November 25, 1964
Syria Mosque
KQV once again packed the stage. for 2 shows with Chuck Berry, Supremes, Drifters, Lou Christie, Brian Highland, Crystals, Velvettes, Hondells, Mike Clifford, Dee Dee Sharp, and Sonny Knight.
KQV Christmas Shower of Stars
December 28, 1964
Civic Arena
Back at the Civic Arena, KQV set an attendance record with Roy Orbison, Jackie Wilson, Shangri-Las and more.


KQV Summer Shower of Stars
July 23, 1965
Civic Arena
The 1965 KQV Summer Shower of Stars featured Gene Pitney, Gary Lewis, Dobie Gray, The Hullabaloos, Brian Hyland, Bobby Goldsboro, The Crystals, and The Reflections.
KQV Thanksgiving Shower of Stars
November 24, 1965
Civic Arena
KQV brought back The Rolling Stones. The Byrds, Simon and Garfunkel, We Five, Bo Diddly, The Vibrations, Paul Revere and the Raiders and others joined them. Tickets were only $3 - $4 - $5.
KQV Christmas Shower of Stars
December 28, 1965
Civic Arena
KQV Christmas Shower of Stars at Civic Arena. The Four Seasons, Chuck Berry, Yardbirds, Little Anthony & Imperials, Sam The Sham, Simon and Garfunkel, Maxine Brown, Lou Christie, Thunderballs, Mitch Ryder & Detroit Wheels.


KQB Summer Shower of Stars
June 25, 1966
Civic Arena
The Rolling Stones, Tommy Jams & The Shondells, and The McCoys

KQV Thanksgiving Shower of Stars
November 23, 1966
Civic Arena

KQV Shower of Stars at the Civic Arena featuring Sonny & Cher, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, Sam the.Sham & Pharohs, Yardbirds, Brian Highland, Jokers, Bobby Hebb, Distant Cousins, Jimmy Clanton, and Napoleonic Wars. Tickets $2.50, $3.50 and $4.50 
KQV Christmas Shower of Stars
December 30, 1966
Civic Arena
KQV hosted another shower of stars. The Monkees would not appear in Pittsburgh again after this until their 1968 comeback tour.

KQV Super Summer Spectacular
June 25, 1967
Civic Arena
It was the Summer of Love and KQV presented The Mama's and The Papa's on the Civic Arena Stage.
KQV Teen Fair
August 15 - 20, 1967
Hunt Armory
KQV's show continued to bring in the big names. Acts included Jay & Techniques, Yardbirds, Sam the Sham, Association, Jon and Robin, and the Spencer Davis Group.
KQV Welcomes Jefferson AIrplane
October 21, 1967
Penn Theatre

KQV Thanksgiving Shower of Stars
November 25, 1967
Civic Arena
KQV's 1967 Thanksgiving Shower of Stars  featured The Young Rascals, Bobby Vee, Robert Knight and Pittsburgh' Lou Christie.
KQV Christmas Shower Of Stars
December 28, 1967
Civic Arena
KQV's Chistmas Shower of Stare in 1967 brought in WIlson Pickett, Mitch Ryder, Jinior Walker, The Union Gap and The Lemon Pipers.

KQV Summer Shower of Stars
July 5, 1968
Civic Arena
KQV's 1968 Summer Shower of Stars brought in headliners... The return of The Young Rascals with Tommy James and the Shondells, The Entertainers, The Magistrates, Cliff Nobles and Company, and The Tidal Waves.
KQV Regatta of Stars
July 8, 1968
Gateway Party Liner

KQV Presents The Smothers Brothers
September 1, 1968
Civic Arena

KQV Christmas Shower of Stars
December 28, 1968
Civic Arena
KQV's 1968 Christmas Shower of Stars in 1968 was at the Civic Arena and included Iron Butterfly, Canned Heat, Bob Seger System, the Goodies, and Derek

KQV Easter Shower of Stars
April 7, 1969
Civic Arena
KQV's 1969 Easter Shower of Stars brought back Tommy James and the Shondells as the headliner. The others acts were Tommy Roe, The Classics IV, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Peppermint Rainbow, New Colony Six and Pittsburgh's Jaggerz.
KQV Summer Music Festival
August 1 - 30, 1969
Civic Arena
KQV lined up a month of enteretainment. August 1 - Lawrence Welk, August 2 - Buck Owens, Don Gibson, Stonewall Jackson and more, August 9 - Vanilla Fudge headlined the 1st Summer Shower of Stars with Spirit and The Illusion, August 22 - Dionne Warwick, August 29 - Iron Buttery fly took the stage for the 2nd Summer Shower of Stars, and August 30 - The King Family.

KQV Presents an Evening wih Janet Joplin and Santana
November, 1969
Civic Arrena

KQV Presents Grand Funk Railroad
September 1, 1970
Civic Arrena

KQV Spring Free Day
May 19, 1971
Point State Park
KQV brings the cast of HAIR to Point State Park for a day of music and fun.
KQV Presents Jose Felciano
June 8, 1971

KQV Summer Festival of Rock
July 12 - September 1, 1971
Civic Arena
KQV lines up another great summer of entertainment.
KQV Fall Festival of Rock
October 8 - November 9, 1971
Civic Arena & Syria Mosque
KQV's Fall Festival of Rock was so big it took the Civic Arena and the Syria Mosque to hold it
KQV Fall Festival of Rock
November 4 - 26, 1971
Civic Arena & Syria Mosque
KQV's Fall Festival of Rock shows included Redbone and Seatrain, Jesus Christ Superstar, Pink Floyd and Emerson Lake & Palmer and J Geils Band at the Thanksgiving Shower of Stars.

KQV Spring Festival of Rock
April 20 - May 1, 1972
Syria Mosque
KQV's Spring Festival of Rock with Pink Floyd, Malo, Savoy Brown, and John Baldry
KQV Spring Festival of Rock
May 1, 1972
Civic Arena
KQV's 1972 Spring Festival of Rock brought Joe Cocker to the Civic Arena.
KQV 1972 Summer Festival of Rock
June 23 - August 29, 1972
Civic Arena and Three Rivers Stadium
KQV's 1972 Summer Festival of Rock included Three Rivers Stadium. Alice Cooper was scheduled to headline the stadium on June 23. It would later be rescheduled due to a flood.
July 8 would bring Engelbert Humperdink, The Faces and Badfinger on July 9, Chicago, July 11, July 30, Three Dog Night, August 12, E L P, August 15 Sonny & Cher, August 25 Deep Purple, and August 29 Superstar.
KQV Summer Festival of Rock
July 11, 1972 - Three Rivers Stadium
Alice Cooper, Uriah Heep, Humble Pie
July 11, 1972
Chicago - Civic Arena
KQV had so many shows, it was 2 in one night. Alice Cooper at Three Rivers Stadium (rescheduled due to a previous flood), Chicago at the Civic Arena.
KQV Summer Festival of Rock
July 30, 1972
Three Rivers Stadium
Three Rivers Stadium was the home to one of the biggest show of 1972 as KQV welcomed Three Dog Night and Leon Russell
KQV Summer Festival of Rock
August 15, 1972
Civic Arena
In August of 1972, KQV's Summer Festival of Rock included Sonny & Cher.
Richard Nader's Rock & Roll Revival
September 9, 1972
Syria Mosque
KQV's legendary Porky Chedwick played host to Richard Nader's Rock & Roll Revival. Acts included The Five Satins, Garry U.S. Bons and others.
KQV Fall Festival of Rock
September 27 - October 17, 1972
Civic Arena & Syria Mosque
More KQV concerts were on tap on the Fall of 1972. T-Rex on September 27 at the Syria Mosque, Ten Years After was on stage at the Civic Arena on October 6, and Jethro Tull headlined the Arena on Ocrober 17, 1972