Inn of the Beginning

Former Location –
If you were a local San Francisco North Bay band you played here at one time or another, Neil Young and Crazy Horse showed up one day in 1975, you can find bootleg copies of this concert if you look hard enough. In May 1971, Van Morrison played here.

Old-timers recall that the Grateful Dead were regulars, playing every Tuesday to try out new material for a while and Janis Joplin reunited for a quick set with Big Brother and the Holding Company shortly before her death in 1970.

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott introduced a young Arlo Guthrie here who graced listeners with the first-ever stage performance of his classic “Coming into Los Angeles.”

Other major stars that played here include the Jefferson Airplane, Hank Williams Jr., Etta James, Junior Wells, Kate Wolf, Carlos Santana and Joan Baez.

Notable Concerts Played At The Inn of the Beginning:

3/8/1998 – Fishbone
5/4/1982 – Van Morrison
3/6/1981 – Greg Kihn Band
11/15/1979 – Steppenwolf
2/14/1979 – Huey Lewis and the News
2/9/1978 – John Lee Hooker
12/19/1975 – Neil Young & Crazy Horse
6/1/1975 – Jerry Garcia
12/11/1974 – Buckingham Nicks
11/9/1974 – The Tubes
5/22/1973 – Boz Scaggs
8/21/1971 – New Riders of the Purple Sage
12/19/1969 – Charlie Musselwhite
12/6/1969 – Jackson Browne
11/13/1969 – Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen

Inn of the Beginning
8201 Old Redwood Highway
Cotati CA 94931