The city skyline.
Aug. 26: CLO ends two-year, temporary housing in the Melody Tent.
Sept. 19-Oct. 1: The Ice Capades, which were founded by Hornets owner John Harris, open the Arena.
Oct. 4-12: First Pittsburgh Home Show.
Oct. 17: First pro wrestling card.
Oct. 19: Judy Garland christens the arena as a concert venue.
Jan. 8: Bruno Sammartino makes his Arena debut, vs. Gene Stanlee
March 12: Shipstads & Johnson Ice Follies begin long-standing visits.
July 4: The dome is opened for the first time as CLO presents the "Carol Burnett Revue." Ms. Burnett announces, 'Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to present... THE SKY!' " The wind quickly becomes a factor.
July 17: CLO's first Arena musical: "Flower Drum Song"
Aug. 27: Harry Belafonte wraps CLO season.
Nov. 20: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus spends a week here.
Dec. 7: Sammy Davis Jr. debuts at the Arena.
April 30: Syria Temple Shrine Circus.
June 14: "KQV'S Dave Scott Record Show": Dion, The Chiffons, The Shirelles, Freddie Cannon, The Impressions, Mary Jo Tropay, Little Peggy March
July 8: "Robert Goulet Revue" opens CLO season.
July 16: CLO stages Rudolf Friml's "The Firefly," followed by "Carousel," The Music Man," "The Merry Widow," "Wonderful Town," The Unsinkable Molly Brown."
Aug. 27: "Nat King Cole Revue" ends CLO season.
Sept. 15: N.Y. Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein conducting.
Oct. 3: "Perry Como NBC TV Spectacular."
Oct. 19: Arena's first Western PA Kennel Club Dog Show.
Dec. 31: Harlem Globetrotters begin annual holiday-time appearance.
June 5: The Dave Clark Five
July 6: "Nat King Cole Revue" opens CLO season.
July 13: CLO musicals of summer are "The Sound of Music," "Top Banana," "Mr. President," "My Fair Lady," "Tovarich," "South Pacific."
Aug. 24: "Arthur Godfrey Revue" closes CLO season.
Sept. 14: The Beatles make their one and only Arena appearance.
Dec. 8: "Messiah," with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Mendelssohn Choir.
Dec. 28: KQV's Christmas Shower of Stars; the radio station sponsors "Shower" concerts with rock greats.
June 18-20: Annual CYO Jazz Festival to raise money for the Catholic Youth Organization.
June 28: CLO season opens with "Oliver!," also the season-opening show in 2010.
Nov. 24: The Rolling Stones stop here on second American tour, for "Out of Our Heads"
April 11: James Brown holds court; the Godfather of Soul" visits 11 times between 1966 and 1973.
April 17: Grand Ole Opry begins long-standing shows here
April 23: Bob Hope Benefit Show
May 21: Polka Time Show & Dance
May 28: Symphony Promenade begins with guest conductors and artists.
June 11: Symphony Promendade features Bolshoi Ballet and principal dancer Maya Plisetskaya.
Aug. 22: "Show Boat" closes CLO season.
Oct. 14: Harry Belafonte
Dec. 14: PSO and Mendelssohn Choir (Messiah)
Dec. 27-31: Children's Holiday Carnival and Pet Fair
Feb. 3: The Supremes draw a crowd of 12,329, among largest to date.
Feb. 14: Bill Cosby
April 8: Andy Williams & Aliquippa's Henry Mancini
April 22: Righteous Brothers
June 9-11: International Folk Festival of Pittsburgh
July 2: The Chairman of the Board: Frank Sinatra
July 10: "Jack Benny Show" opens CLO season, which includes "West Side Story" and "Funny Girl."
Aug. 28: "Liberace" closes CLO season
Sept. 3: Herman's Hermits (with The Animals)
Oct. 11: First NHL game in Arena: Penguins vs. Montreal Canadiens
Jan. 21: Grand Ole Opry
May 12: Tony Bennett's only Arena concert.
June 16 Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass
June 22: CYO Jazz Festival with Dionne Warwick, Ray Charles
July 8-13 : CLO season includes "Sound of Music," "Kiss Me Kate" and "Sweet Charity."
Aug. 26: "Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca Show" closes the CLO season
Oct. 3: Aretha Franklin
Nov. 17: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles only Arena show.
Nov. 29: Steppenwolf
Dec. 29: Iron Butterfly
March 9: The Temptations
June 10-27: Symphony Promenade shows, with Doc Severinsen, Marilyn Maye, Jose Feliciano and The Four Freshman, plus Ballet Night and Rodgers and Hammerstein Night.
July 7-12: CLO opens shortened season with "The Happy Time"
July 16-26 "Rowan & Martin & the Sock It To Me Gang" and "How Now Dow Jones" cap CLO's stay at Arena before move to Heinz Hall.
Aug. 1: Lawrence Welk
Aug. 2: Buck Owens
Aug. 30: King Family
Dec. 2: Janis Joplin's only arena appearance.
Dec. 11: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young