Freeman Coliseum Picture

Teen Fair Of Texas PosterThe Freeman Coliseum is located in San Antonio, TX and opened on October 19, 1947 as a sports and concert venue. On June 5th through June 14th 1964 the Coliseum hosted the “Teen Fair of Texas” that featured among other bands, the Rolling Stones which played on both June 6th and 7th. This was the first ever visit of the Stones to Texas and the first ever visit from a “British Invasion” band to play in the state as well.

A reporter for the San Antonio Express-News described it, looking back in 1975:
“Ten minutes into their act, the group was booed, sneered and laughed at and some even say they were hit by vegetables.”

Apparently the crowd was not expecting the over-the-top exuberance of the Stones as they were used to more sedate Country and Western bands. The Stones seem to have survived the incident with no long term effects although they did comment on the incident when they returned to San Antonio in June of 1975 with Jagger sarcastically commenting: “We were here in ’64 and only two or three people showed up.”

Freeman Coliseum
3201 E. Houston St.
San Antonio TX 78219
210 226-1177

Freeman Coliseum