On This Day

Events in Music in August 1997

Music Concert

Aug 7 Garth Brooks performs a free concert in NYC's Central Park for HBO, later releasing it as Garth: Live from Central Park

Music Single

Aug 9 "Just to See You Smile" single released by Tim McGraw (Billboard Song of the Year 1998)

  • Aug 14 "1776" opens at Criterion Theater NYC

Album Release

Aug 25 Welsh rock band Stereophonics release their debut studio album "Word Gets Around"

  • Aug 31 "Gin Game" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 144 performances