San Francisco Area Rock And Roll Venues

The Fillmore West

So much happened here over the years….. Janis Joplin played her final gig with Big…

Inn of the Beginning

If you were a local North Bay band you played here at one time or another, Neil Young…

Phoenix Theater

The Phoenix began as a small town opera house. Opened in 1905 as the Hill…

The Berkeley Square

The Berkeley Square was a small music club in Berkeley, California, operating through the 1970s…

The Firehouse

Located at the former quarters of Engine Co. 26 and Truck Co. 10, this building held concerts…

Masonic Auditorium

Bob Dylan performed a famous concert here in November of 1964. Also, Van Morrison…

Mystic Theatre

A North Bay club that has hosted many great acts over the years including: Dread…

The Nightbreak

A true San Francisco original, Nightbreak was the Alt/indie venue that everyone…

Santa Rosa Fairgrounds

Santa Rosa’s central location in Sonoma County made the Fairgrounds a good ‘extra date’…

The Boarding House

Besides being one of the premier comedy clubs in San Francisco many a great…

The Showcase

One of the Bay Area’s better known nightclubs for black acts in the 60’s and 70’s…

The Trident

After The Rolling Stones great 1972 performances at the Winterland, Bill Graham rented…

Warfield Theater

Opened in 1922, this nine story building was booked by Bill Graham in 1979 for…

Wolfgang’s

Almost immediately after opening in 1983, this 600 seat location called Wolfgang’…

Mabuhay Gardens

Also known as The Mab and The Fab Mab, this was one of the hot spots for the…

Straight Theater

The Grateful Dead used this location as a rehearsal hall before its official opening…

Kezar Stadium

The stadium was built between 1922 and 1925 in the southeast corner of…

North Beach Revival

Another SF location that has seen many incarnations, the North Beach Revival…

The Orphanage

Another location that housed many clubs, as the Orphanage, this location hosted…

Old Waldorf

This famous night club was originally opened by Jeff Pollack in 1976, Jeff sold…

Pauley Ballroom

In 1965 as part of the “Berkeley Folk Festival” The Jefferson Airplane and Country…

The Purple Onion

The club that launched the Smothers Brothers and The Kingston Trio is still…

Savoy-Tivoli

In 1976, in a back room here, many great or soon to be great attractions played here…

Peppermint Tree

As are many locations in the Bay Area, this location had many persona’s throughout…

Slim’s

Boz Scaggs and Huey Lewis manager Bob Brown opened this venue in 1987. While…

Keystone Korner

This was a very happening spot in the late 60’s when such Rock luminaries as Elvin…

The Cow Palace

The Cow Palace, located in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, hosts well over one…

Frost Amphitheater

Frost Amphitheater is located on the Stanford University campus at the corner of …

Hungry i

The Hungry i was a legendary San Francisco nightclub operated in the late 1950s…

The I-Beam

The I-Beam was a famous gay disco for years, in 1980 they started to have special…

The Kabuki Theater

In 1981 Bill Graham started weekly shows here with such famous acts as Eurythmics…

The Sweetwater

The Sweetwater is the legendary Mill Valley music club which for over 30 years has been the…

Vesuvio Cafe

One of the early North Beach hangouts for beatnicks, many of the local music talent…

Basin Street West

Basin Street West was a famous Jazz club which gradually migrated towards rock before…

Bimbo’s 365 Club

Lines of long-stemmed chorus girls kicked high to the music when this club first opened…

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