Family Dog At The Great Highway Front View

Photo via Jerry’s Brokendown Palaces

Former location –

The Family Dog On The Great Highway opened on September 14, 1968 with It’s a Beautiful Day. The site was at the former Edgewater Ballroom, part of the Playland At The Beach complex. In 1972 the building was demolished and replaced by a large condominium complex.

Notable Concerts Held Here Include:

April 19, 1971 – Big Brother & the Holding Company
August 22, 1970 – Quicksilver Messenger Service
July 2, 1970 – The Kinks
April 18, 1970 – Grateful Dead Became an album called “Family Dog at the Great Highway, San Francisco, CA 4/18/70 “
March 18, 1970 – Hot Tuna
February 4, 1970 – Santana
December 13, 1969 – Canned Heat
November 10, 1969 – The Velvet Underground
August 29, 1969 – Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen
June 23, 1969 – Jefferson Airplane

The Family Dog On The Great Highway
660 Great Hwy
San Francisco, CA 94121

The Family Dog On The Great Highway