Former Location –
Early on, this was known as a country music venue, but there were a fair share of rock and rockabilly artists on their stage. Up a flight of stairs there you could enter “The Loft”, a bar for special guests and band members. The view of the stage and dance floor from up there was incredible and musicians would come from all over the United States to play here as well.
As its popularity as a country venue waned, the hall began catering to a younger crowd by creating “PANTHER A-GO-GO” and eventually had many Rock concerts there. A brief list of musicians that graced their stage:
Delaney-Bonnie and Friends
Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show
Electric Light Orchestra
The Grateful Dead
Quicksilver Messenger Service
Sly and the Family Stone
Ten Years After
Ike and Tina Turner
Panther Hall was closed in 1978.
Noteworthy Concerts Held At Panther Hall
4/30/1978 – Bob Weir
2/18/1978 – Ramones
7/25/1975 – Styx
7/18/1975 – Electric Light Orchestra
9/2/1972 – Jerry Lee Lewis
8/7/1970 – ZZ Top
3/20/1970 – Savoy Brown
3/12/1970 – Blue Cheer
2/20/1970 – Grateful Dead
1/23/1970 – The Grass Roots
12/26/1969 – Canned Heat
600 Collard St
Fort Worth, TX 76103
Thank you, grew up listening to live blues and acid rock right there.
Saw my first Dead show there. Same as the poster.
Most (almost all) of the rock concerts on this list at Panther Hall were produced by Middle Earth Production Company – a ragged little group of friends mostly from the eastside, mostly Poly, and mostly still in touch. Just seeing the poster gave me a jolt.
Saw Johhny and Edgar Winters there for the 1st
Time there was a fan from then on! Needs to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Heard they nominated Dolly Parton to induct. Even she said she’s never sang a Rock and Roll song in her life.
Savvoy Brown, Spirit, and especially Johnny Winter with brother Edgar were my favorite highlights at Panther Hall. Saw most concerts at PH before I was old enough to drive. “Festival seating” on concrete floors was typical. We would eventually make it close to the stage merely feet from the entertainers. The young brothers, Johnny and Edgar Winter’s glowing performances under a black light were quite memorable.