Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium

Since opening in 1971, this venue has hosted some great acts including, James Taylor, Ray Charles, Rat Dog and Jonathan Cain.

Parts of Peter Frampton’s album “Frampton Comes Alive!” were recorded here in 1975.

The Grateful Dead recorded their album “In the Dark” here in 1987. The Dead decided to record the tracks for the album in a darkened theater (“In the Dark”) without an audience, on a stage with the same lighting they would using on the next tour. The idea was to capture the feel they had for the songs as if they were playing them to a live audience.

Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium
10 Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael CA 94903
415 499-6400