This is where the notorious Acid Tests were held in the mid 1960’s. The Trips Festival on January 21–23, 1966 was the most attended and advertised of the early Acid Tests.

The Family Dog was a loose collective of free spirits managed by Chet Helms, a contemporary of Bill Graham, who put on rock dances here as well as at other venues. The Family Dog put on concerts here in 1965 featuring The Jefferson Airplane, The Charlatans, The Great Society, Lovin’ Spoonful and others. 

Other notable Concerts Held At Longshoremen’s Hall

7/15/1976 – Hot Tuna
2/8/1969 – Tim Buckley
2/1/1969 – Steve Miller Band
11/4/1968 – Grateful Dead
4/9/1967 – Big Brother & the Holding Company
3/31/1967 – Quicksilver Messenger Service
9/3/1966 – Them
10/24/1965 – The Charlatans

Longshoremen’s Hall
400 North Point Street
San Francisco CA 94133
415 776-8100