July 14: Bob Dylan live in Chicago,Illinois 1988 (video 5 songs)

Poplar Creek Music Theater
Hoffman Estates
Chicago, Illinois
14 July 1988

Poplar Creek Music Theater was a concert venue located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The amphitheatre opened in 1980 and closed in 1994. It hosted a variety of popular musical acts during its 15-season existence. It consisted of a covered pavilion and grass seating area, and had a capacity of 25,202 people; 7,202 reserved seats, 18,000 lawn seats.

Attendance began to dwindle in the late 1980s, and Poplar Creek faced competition from the opening of the World Music Theater (now Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre) in Tinley Park in 1990. Sears acquired the property in 1989 and allowed Poplar Creek to remain in operation until 1994.

Bob Dylan’s 1988 tour stayed within the North America, performing 63 concerts in the United States and 8 in Canada. He performed in 29 states in the USA and 6 provinces in Canada.

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • G. E. Smith (guitar)
  • Kenny Aaronson (bass)
  • Christopher Parker (drums)

  1. Subterranean Homesick Blues
  2. Absolutely Sweet Marie
  3. Ballad Of A Thin Man
  4. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
  5. In The Garden
  6. Highway 61 Revisited
  7. Song To Woody
  8. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
  9. To Ramona
  10. Watching The River Flow
  11. Silvio (Bob Dylan & Robert Hunter)
  12. Like A Rolling Stone
  13. It Ain’t Me, Babe
  14. Maggie’s Farm

Here is a great video of the first 5 songs: