On July 28 1966, at the “Mid-Summer Spectacular Show of Shows” the Doors play their first large concert venue here. Up to this time, they had only played smaller venues like The Whisky.

Other acts that performed here include:

The Beach Boys
Jan & Dean
The Surfaris
Love
Dick Dale and the Deltones
Captain Beefheart
The Seeds
The Young Rascals
Yardbirds
The Righteous Brothers
The Turtles
Mothers of Invention
Buffalo Springfield
Sopwith Camel
The Grassroots
The Knack
Eric Burdon and the Animals
Country Joe and the Fish
Jefferson Airplane
Canned Heat
Chambers Brothers
Jimi Hendrix Experience
Moby Grape
Tim Buckley
Quicksilver Messenger Service
Clear Light
The Van Morrison Group
Blue Cheer
Big Brother and the Holding Company
Electric Flag
Sweetwater
Traffic
Steppenwolf
Iron Butterfly
Santana Blues Band
Poco
Three Dog Night
Savoy Brown
The Who

Earl Warren Show Grounds
3400 Calle Real
Santa Barbara CA 93105
805 687-0766

Notable Concerts Held At The Earl Warren Showgrounds:

8/29/1968 – The Who
7/27/1968 – Chicago
3/16/1968 – Alice Cooper
2/24/1968 – Cream
2/11/1968 – Eric Burdon & The Animals
2/2/1968 – Big Brother & the Holding Company
1/20/1968 – Vanilla Fudge
12/7/1968 – Buffalo Springfield
11/25/1967 – Canned Heat
10/7/1967 – Jefferson Airplane
4/29/1967 – Grateful Dead
8/19/1967 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
6/24/1967 – Steve Miller Band
6/18/1966 – The Surfaris
7/22/1966 – Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
6/11/1966 – Love
6/3/1966 – The Lovin’ Spoonful
10/29/1966 – The Mothers of Invention
9/10/1966 – The Turtles
8/27/1966 – The Yardbirds
8/13/1966 – The Young Rascals
12/17/1962 – The Beach Boys