8/5/93: Eddie Van Halen jumps at the  conclusion of of one his groups songs while performing at the Starplex Amphitheatre.

8/5/93: Eddie Van Halen jumps at the conclusion of of one his groups songs while performing at the Starplex Amphitheatre.

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The words "Starplex Pavilion" are as comforting to some Dallas music lovers as reconnecting with an old friend. And, in fact, if you're soon headed to the iconic open-air venue in Fair Park, the experience may feel like an overdue reunion, though you may not recognize your old buddy.

Starplex Pavilion kicked off its spring and summer concert season on May 4 to the tune of indie mainstays Kings of Leon. It was the first time in more than a decade attendees walk in calling the venue by one of its most beloved former names. (No one is sure how long it will last, but it's worth commemorating.)

The venue is ready to debut an $8 million makeover that includes all new seats, new entry ways, an increased number of trees and more. But before you get the image of the new Starplex rewritten in your mind, let's take a trip down memory lane with some of concert photos of Starplex past.

Remember any of these shows from 1988 to 1999?

Tom Petty

Tom Petty performs with the Heartbreakers at Starplex.

Tom Petty performs with the Heartbreakers at Starplex.

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Al Green

Al Green in performance at Starplex Amphitheater.

Al Green in performance at Starplex Amphitheater.

Carol T. Powers/

B.B. King

Bluesman B.B. King in concert at the Starplex.

Bluesman B.B. King in concert at the Starplex.

Randy ELi Grothe/

Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan performs at Starplex.

Gloria Estefan performs at Starplex.

Patrick Davidson/

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lynyrd Skynyrd performs at the  Starplex. Johnny Van Zant sings while Gary  Rossington plays guitar.

Lynyrd Skynyrd performs at the Starplex. Johnny Van Zant sings while Gary Rossington plays guitar.

Joan Sheahan/

The Artist Formerly Known as Prince

The Artist Formerly Known As Prince in concert  at Starplex.

The Artist Formerly Known As Prince in concert at Starplex.

Evans Caglage/

Tito Puente

Tito Puente at Starplex

Tito Puente at Starplex

Grace Saenz Dickson/

Brooks and Dunn

Brooks and Dunn perform their  country tunes at Starplex.

Brooks and Dunn perform their country tunes at Starplex.

Cassandra Wilson/

Donna Summer

Disco diva Donna Summer performed at Starplex.

Disco diva Donna Summer performed at Starplex.

Randy Eli Grother/

David Bowie

David Bowie performed at Starplex in Dallas.

David Bowie performed at Starplex in Dallas.

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The Fugees

The Fugees, left to right,  Prakazrel Michel, Wycleff Jean and Lauryn Hill perform at Starplex.

The Fugees, left to right, Prakazrel Michel, Wycleff Jean and Lauryn Hill perform at Starplex.

Patrick Drew Davidson/

Paul Simon

Paul Simon at Starplex.

Paul Simon at Starplex.

Darnell Jean/

Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz performs at Starplex.

Lenny Kravitz performs at Starplex.

Damon Winter/

Jewel

Alaskan native neo-folk singer Jewel at Staplex. At the Edge Birthday Bash, many of the festival seated concert goers crashed through the security guard barriers and headed for the stage.

Alaskan native neo-folk singer Jewel at Staplex. At the Edge Birthday Bash, many of the festival seated concert goers crashed through the security guard barriers and headed for the stage.

Melanie Grizzel/

Pantera

Phil Anselmo, lead singer for  Pantera, performs at Starplex.

Phil Anselmo, lead singer for Pantera, performs at Starplex.

Beatriz Terrazas/

Sting

Sting in concert at Starplex

Sting in concert at Starplex

Kim Ritzenthaler/

Edgefest

A fan at the Edgefest concert gets tossed in the air with a blanket on the grassy knoll at Coca-Cola  Starplex. Security guards were quick to  confiscate these blankets for safety reasons.

A fan at the Edgefest concert gets tossed in the air with a blanket on the grassy knoll at Coca-Cola Starplex. Security guards were quick to confiscate these blankets for safety reasons.

Erich Schlegel/

Tina Turner

Tina Turner is shown during her concert at Starplex.

Tina Turner is shown during her concert at Starplex.

Randy Eli Grothe/

Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson performs at Starplex.

Alan Jackson performs at Starplex.

Beatriz Terrazas/

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Anthony Kiedis, lead singer for the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, sings to the crowd at Starplex.

Anthony Kiedis, lead singer for the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, sings to the crowd at Starplex.

Ariane Kadoch/

Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza 94 concert goers slide  down a muddy embankment at the Starplex during a thunderstorm.

Lollapalooza 94 concert goers slide down a muddy embankment at the Starplex during a thunderstorm.

David Leeson/

Fleetwood Mac

Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac perform at Starplex.

Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac perform at Starplex.

Kim Ritzenthaler/

Erykah Badu

Singer Erykah Badu during her performance at Starplex Fair Park.

Singer Erykah Badu during her performance at Starplex Fair Park.

Juan Garcia/

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson perfoms at Starplex.

Willie Nelson perfoms at Starplex.

Damon Winter/

Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen jumps at the  conclusion of of one his groups songs while performing at the Starplex Amphitheatre.

Eddie Van Halen jumps at the conclusion of of one his groups songs while performing at the Starplex Amphitheatre.

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