The Ector County Coliseum in Odessa has seen some really big acts come through its doors over the years. Did you know Elvis actually played there not too long before he died? Artists of all genres have graced the stage. From Elvis to Johnny Cash and Poison to George Strait, all have made stops in Odessa. I can remember as a kid going to see George Strait and the traffic down 42nd being at a standstill because of all the cars trying to get to the coliseum.

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Before the internet, people used to have to stand in line to buy tickets for upcoming concerts. I remember when Garth Brooks played the coliseum; people camped out for days in hopes of purchasing tickets. You could camp out and stand in line, with no guarantee of getting a ticket.

The first concert my mom let me go to with my friends without adult supervision was Clay Walker and Kenny Chesney in 1998. At the time Kenny Chesney was opening for Clay Walker.

These aren't all of the big names to play Ector County Coliseum, but they are some of the biggest. Below is a list of some of the greatest musical acts that have played the coliseum and the years they played there.

Biggest Acts That Have Played At The Ector County Coliseum

Biggest Acts That Have Played At The Ector County Coliseum 

Gallery Credit: Gwen

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