The Phoenix began as a small town opera house. Opened in 1905 as the Hill Opera House, its stage was graced by the likes of Harry Houdini, Enrico Caruso, and Lily Langtree.
During the early 1980′s the Phoenix began to host late night concerts from nationally known bands, including the Ramones, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and X. Local bands like then unknown Metallica and Primus polished their acts during these late night gigs.
On May 24, 1996, Sublime played their last show here. No one knew that singer Bradley Nowell would be found dead of a heroin overdose the next morning at the Oceanview Motel in San Francisco.
Other acts to perform here over the years include:
Blue Oyster Cult
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Faith No More
It’s a Beautiful Day
201 Washington St
Petaluma CA 94952