The yet to be discovered Canadian rock trio RUSH, along with several other bands, played at the ill-fated noon to midnight Northside Concert on May 18th, 1974. The bands played on a stage constructed in front of the screen at the Northside Drive-In Theater. According to the Lansing State Journal newspaper article, attendance was sparse, but drug overdoses were aplenty. In typical State Journal fashion, the article did not mention any of the bands, or their music sets at the concert. Read the entire article below.
The original screen reportedly burned down due to a fireworks accident sometime in the 70s, and was quickly replaced. Two more screens were added in the 80s, making the Northside a triple. The theater was neglected towards the end and had become quite a party spot, causing local police to visit often. (Outdoor Moovies 9-99)