Continental Ballroom Santa Clara Poster

Former location –
This former roller-skating rink was converted into the Continental Ballroom in 1967. It was the South Bay’s answer to San Francisco venues. The 1967 grand opening show on August 11 featured Big Brother and the Holding Company.

If you’re lucky enough to find it, there is bootlegged tape of the Doors performance on November 3, 1967 making the rounds on the Internet. 

The building later became One Step Beyond, an ’80s nightclub, and now is occupied by Aquamaids Bingo as of early 2022.

Notable Concerts Held Here Include:

8/10/1968 – Country Joe and the Fish & Three Dog Night
11/3/1967 – The Doors
10/14/1967 – The Grateful Dead
8/11/1967 – Big Brother & the Holding Company
7/15/1967 – Quicksilver Messenger Service
2/25/1967 – The Electric Prunes
1/14/1967 – The Turtles

Continental Ballroom
1600 Martin Avenue
Santa Clara CA 95050

Continental Ballroom