The Ark, SausalitoThe Ark was a converted ferry boat (originally the S.S. Charles Van Damme) located at Gate 6 in Sausalito. The venue was used for many informal shows and battle of the band contests in the second half of the 1960's.
Balconades Ballroom, San JoseThe Balconades Ballroom was located on the upper floor of the Lyndon Building at Santa Clara and Terraine streets in San Jose. In the 1940's and 1950's the ballroom was the venue for big bands and country shows. In the late 1960's some Bay Area rock bands performed in the ballroom. Since that time the ballroom space has been used by a restaurant and more recently has been the venue for the Club Miami
Bear's Lair, University of California, BerkeleyThe Bear's Lair opened in the Student Union building on Lower Sproul Plaza in the early 1960's. The Bear's Lair was regularly used as a music venue during the second half of the 1960's.
Bermuda Palms / Litchfield's Bermuda Palms, San RafaelBermuda Palms (sometimes referred to as Litchfield's Bermuda Palms) was a resort complex on Francisco Boulevard in San Rafael. The site housed a motel, ballroom and other buildings. This was a regular venue for Bay Area musicians in the late sixties and early seventies. Sons of Champlin played there in 1967, Big Brother in 1969, Hot Tuna in 1972 and Country Joe in 1973. It's possible that the venue at the resort was also at times known as Euphoria and Pepperland though these may have been different building. The resort was built by Irving "Whitey" Litchfield in the late 1940s. The original buildings have been demolished and the site is now a modern motel
Berryessa Bowl, Lake Berryessa
Big Al's Gas House, Redwood City
Big Beat, Palo Alto
Bimbo's 365 Club website.
Blind Lemon, BerkeleyThe Blind Lemon, on San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley, was a folk club that was run by Rolf Cahn in the late 1950's. It was a venue for folk and folk/rock groups through to at least 1967.
Blue UnicornThe Blue Unicorn was a coffee house which opened in 1963 on Hayes Street in the Haight. Folk singers used to perform at the Blue Unicorn during the mid-sixties.
Brown's Hall, Mill ValleyBrown's Hall on Miller Avenue in Mill Valley was used as a music venue in the 1960's and early 1970's. The hall was built in in 1934 and was a center for community activities for nearly 40 years. These activities included music events. The hall became a Buddhist temple in 1972.
The Cabale (or Cabale Creamery) was a folk club located at 2504 San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley. The club which probably existed from 1963 to the Summer of 1965, was an important West Coast folk club which attracted performers from the Cambridge folk scene on the East Coast. Subsequently the building was home to the Questing Beast, Tito's and, in the 1970's, the Longbranch.
The Calliope Ballroom was located at 924 Howard Street. The first benefit concert for the San Francisco Mime Troupe, organized by Bill Graham, was held in the hall. It appears that there are no official releases that include live music from the Calliope.
Campolindo High School, Moraga
Cedar Alley Coffee House / 40 Cedar Alley
Cinnamon A-Go-Go, Redwood City
Circle Star Theater, San Carlos
The Circle Star Theater, on Industrial Road, San Carlos, was a major entertainment venue between 1964 and 1993. The venue, which was a theater in the round, opened on October 13, 1964 with a performance of My Fair Lady. Through the sixties the theater presented musicals and other events, including performances by some of the major Bay Area groups. Financially the venue was not successful, it failed twice before 1970. In 1971 the theater reopened with a rotating stage. The theater closed for the last time at the end of 1993. The unused building was damaged by fire in 1997 and subsequently demolished. Performers at the venue over the years included The Beach Boys, George Benson, James Brown, The Carpenters, Judy Collins, Sammy Davis, Jr., Marvin Gaye, B.B. King, Liberace, Buck Owens, Frank Sinatra, Sonny and Cher, Dionne Warwick and Frank Zappa.
Civic Auditorium (San Francisco Civic Auditorium / Bill Graham Civic Auditorium)
The Civic Auditorium on Grove Street was built in 1914/15 for the Panama Pacific Exposition and was originally called the Exposition Hall. It has been used over the years for political conventions, award ceremonies and many musical events. In 1992 the building which was then called the San Francisco Civic Auditorium was renamed the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.
The Coffee Gallery
The Coffee Gallery, at 1353 Grant Avenue, was primarily a jazz venue in the late 1950's and early 1960's. Some folk music performances were held in the 1960's including the debut shows of The Great Society. At some point in the 1960's the building was sold and the club became the Lost And Found Saloon.
Committee / Committe Theater, San Francisco
The Committe was a drama and comedy venue at 622 Broadway that opened toward the end of the fifties or early in the sixties. The Committe Theater was an off-shoot of the Committee and was based at 836 Montgomery Street. Both venues held music events in the second half of the 1960's.
Concord Coliseum opened in August 1967 in a building at 1825 Salvio Street in Concord that had formerly been a Purity store. Many national and international groups played at the venue during 1967 and 1968. The coliseum closed toward the end of 1968. The building has subsequently been used as an auction house and a store.
The Continental Ballroom in Santa Clara hosted rock concerts in late 1966 and 1967. The Grateful Dead performed at the venue about half a dozen times between December 1966 and July 1967. Bootleg tapes of a number of groups playing at the ballroom exist but no official recordings have been made at the venue.
Cow Palace web site.
The Cushing Memorial Theater / Mountain Theater / Mt. Tamalpais Amphitheatre
The Cushing Memorial Theater, often referred to as The Mountain Theater or Mt. Tamalpais Amphitheatre, is on open air amphitheater on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais. The theater was built in the 1930s and holds approximately 3,750 people. The Mountain Play is performed each spring at the theater. The venue was used for a number of music events in the 1960s. The Grateful Dead played there in October 1966. The theater was the site of the Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival on June 10th and 11th in 1967.
DeMarco's 23 Club
DeMarco's 23 Club is a country and western club located on Visitacion Avenue in Brisbane south of San Francisco. The club opened in 1941. In it's heyday in the fifties and sixties performers included Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Webb Pierce and Bob Wills. Jimmy Rivers and The Cherokees recorded their Brisbane Bop LP at the club. DeMarco's 23 Club still operates from the same address.
Dream Bowl, Vallejo
The Dream Bowl (or Dream Bowl Ballroom) was on the Napa-Vallejo Highway about 10 miles north of Vallejo. In the 1940's the Dream Bowl was a ballroom and featured big bands. The Duke Ellington Orchestra played there in 1945. In the fifties the music was more country oriented. The Dream Bowl was used as a rock venue in the late 1960's. The Dream Bowl is possibly now a warehouse.
The Drinking Gourd was a folk club based at 1898 Union Street in San Francisco.
Uncertain of the dates the club existed. It was there in the early sixties and still operating in the early seventies. Jefferson Airplane got together after Marty Balin, who used to perform at the Drinking Gourd with the Town Criers, met Paul Kantner at the club in 1965. Signe Anderson also performed at the Drinking Gourd before joining Jefferson Airplane.
Avalon lost its performance licence at the end of 1968 the Family Dog relocated its Bay Area performances to a building on Great Highway just north of Balboa Street. The building was possibly 660 The Great Highway. This building probably dated from the 1880's and over the years its activities had included a 1920's/1930's eatery (Topsy's Roost), a dance hall (the Surf Club) and an amusement race track. The Family Dog used this venue regularly for about a year between June 1969 and June 1970. The building has now been demolished.
Family Park, Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose
Family Park on the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds was used for a number of music events in the second half of the 1960's. Big Brother and The Holding Company, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Mother Earth, Ace of Cups and other groups played there in 1967. Country Joe & The Fish and the Doors in 1968. In 1969 it was the venue for the Northern California Folk-Rock Festival which featured the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, Jefferson Airplane, Spirit, Chambers Brothers, Youngbloods, Chuck Berry And Muddy Waters.
Whilst not a live venue at least one album (Joe Williams Live, 1973) has been recorded live with a studio audience at the Fantasy Studios on Tenth Street in Berkeley. The studios were opened in 1968 and are still in operation.
Farallon East, Stinson Beach
Elite Club. In 1986 the Fillmore name was reinstated and, except for a 4 year break to repair earthquake damage, has since been used primarily as a rock venue.
Finnish Brotherhood Hall
The Finnish Brotherhood Hall, at 1970 Chestnut Street off University Avenue in Berkeley, was used as a rock and folk venue in the 1960s. Country Joe & The Fish, Loading Zone, John Fahey and other locally based groups performed at the venue.
The Firehouse was a short lived club located at 3763 Sacramento Street in San Francisco, a building which had formerly housed fire engines. The club operated during the first few months of 1966 and presented shows by a number of the new bands of the time including; The Charlatans, Sopwith Camel, Big Brother and The Holding Company, The Alligator Clip and The Wildflower. The second floor of the property was used as a rehearsal space by Sopwith Camel.
Freeborn Hall, University of California, Davis
Freeborn Hall is located at One Shields Avenue on the campus of University of California, Davis. The hall has been used regularly for music events. Big Brother & the Holding Company performed there in 1968, the Grateful Dead in 1971. Freeborn Hall was constructed in 1961, was named after Stanley Freeborn. The hall is currently used for a wide variety of university and corporate events.
The Warlocks, a few months before becoming the Grateful Dead, played at Frenchy's in June 1965. The club was located at 29097 Mission Boulevard in Hayward. The same building was later El Paraiso Club.
The Frost Amphitheater (or Laurence Frost Memorial Amphitheater) is situated on the corner of Campus Drive and Galvez St.on Stanford University Campus in Palo Alto. The Frost opened in 1937 and since then has hosted a wide variety of university and other events including many performances by Bay Area bands in the late 1960's and early 1970's. The Grateful played at the Frost in the 1980's.
Gate Theater, Sausalito
The Gate Theater at 668 Bridgeway Avenue, Sausalito was used by the San Francisco Mime Troupe in 1965. Uncertain if it was used as a music venue in the sixties. The theater was opened, as the Princess Theatre, in 1915. It was renamed the Gate Theatre in the 1930's. It was used as a movie theater for most of existence. The building currently houses the Galerie Elektra art gallery.
Glide Memorial Church
Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco became a rallying point for the counter culture in the 1960's. The Glide Memorial Church was the venue for a number of events promoted by the Diggers including the Invisible Circus in February 1967. Since the 1960's Glide Church has continued to provide support services for the poor and disenfranchised. These services include those provided by the Glide Foundation. The church, at the intersection of Ellis and Taylor Streets, was built between 1929 and 1931 on land purchased by Lizzie Glide.
SF Recreation and Parks website.
Great American Music Hall website.
See Straight Theater
The Harding Theater opened in 1926 at 616 Divisadero Street in San Francisco. It was originally part of the Samuel H. Levin chain of theatres and was used for vaudeville and movies. For much of the 1930 to 1960 period the theatre was used solely as movie theatre. During the 1960's the Harding was used as the Lamplighter's theatre. During the late 1960's and early 1970's the Harding Theater was a music venue. The Grateful Dead, Big Brother & The Holding Company and many others performed at the theatre during this period. Subsequently the building has been used as a community center and church. At the time of writing (2012) the future of the building is uncertain.
The original Harmon Gymnasium at the University of California, Berkeley was a wooden building built in 1878. This building was replaced in 1933 by a larger and safer building. This building was renovated in the 1990's and renamed the Haas Pavilion. The Grateful Dead, Butterfield Blues Band Jefferson Airplane and other groups performed at the venue in the 1960's. The Harmon hosted the 1966 Berkeley Blues Festival part of which is preserved on the recording Live: Berkeley Blues Festival 1966, Clifton Chenier/Mance Lipscomb/Lightning Hopkins, 2000
Hughes Stadium, Sacramento
Hughes Stadium is on the Sacramento City College at 3835 Freeport Boulevard, Sacramento. The stadium is used primarily for sports events but has histed music events. It was the site for the Sacramento Pop Festival in 1967. Pink Floyd performed at the stadium in 1988.
I.D.E.S. Hall, Pescadero
The Grateful Dead and Quicksilver Messenger Service played at the I.D.E.S. Hall on Stage Road in Percadero in 1966. Uncertain if the hall was commonly used for rock music events in the sixties. The hall is still in use mainly as a venue for community events.
The In Room
Inn Of The Beginning
The Inn Of The Beginning, a bar at 8201 Old Redwood Highway in Cotati, was a rock and folk venue. It was opened in 1968 by Greg Cochrane in what had previously been an Italian restaurant. Cochrane sold the club in 1970 and, after a number of different owners, closed its doors in 1982. After closing the building was unused for a number of years but opened in the 1990's as a microberwery/acoustic music venue. The Moby Grape LP Live Grape was recorded at the venue
The Jabberwock was a mid-sixties folk club located at 2901 Telegraph in Berkeley, a building that was formerly Tsubo's. The Jabberwock, which probably opened sometime in 1964, was by 1965 the premier club of its type in the area and was home venue for local groups such as Country Joe & The Fish and The Cleanliness and Godliness Skiffle Band, as well as a popular venue for touring performers. The Jabberwock closed in July 1967. The building has subsequently been demolished. It appears that there are no official releases that include live music from the club.
The Kabuki Theater at 1881 Post Street was opened 1960 as a dinner theater. It was a regular venue for musical events especially during the early 1980's. The building was sold in 1984 and is now a cineplex.
Keystone Berkeley. The Keystone Korner was sold to Todd Barkan who turned it into a jazz club. It continued as one of the Bay Areas finest jazz venues until closing in 1983.
Kings Beach Bowl, Lake Tahoe
Though quite a distance from the Bay Area the Kings Beach Bowl in Lake Tahoe hosted a number of shows by Bay Area bands in the second half of the 1960's. The King's Beach Bowl was originally a bowling alley. This was converted into a large hall in the mid-to-late sixties. There were performances several nights a week in the hall with visiting groups including the Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Country Joe and the Fish, Janis Joplin, Buffalo Springfield, Frank Zappa, Iron Butterfly, The Youngbloods and Quicksilver Messenger Service. The Grateful Dead archive release Dick's Picks, Vol. 22 was recorded live at the Kings Beach Bowl in February 1968.
La Dolphine, Hillsborough
La Dolphine was not a music venue but a large mansion and estate in Hillsborough. The Grateful Dead played at a debutante dance at the house in September 1966. Big Brother & The Holding Company played at a debutante dance at the house in September 1967.
Lion's Share, San Anselmo
The Lion's Share opened at 60 Red Hill Avenue in San Anselmo in 1969 after the Lion's Share in Sausalito burned down. The Sons Of Champlin and Clover were regular performers at the San Anselmo club during the 1970's, as were many of the Marin County rock scene. Van Morison and Jesse Colin Young also performed at the club. The only official recording made at the Lion's Share is Live at The Lion's Share: 1970, Dan Hayes Group, 2005
Lion's Share, Sausalito
The Longshoremen's Hall, situated near Fishermen's Wharf in San Francisco was the meeting hall for the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union. It was one of the first Bay Area venues used by the newly evolving music and multi-media groups. It was the venue for the first Family Dog dances A Tribute to Dr. Strange and A Tribute to Sparkle Plenty in October 1965, and A Tribute to Ming The Merciless in November 1965. The Longshoremen's Hall was also the venue for The Trips Festival in January 1966. It appears that there are no official releases that include live music from the Longshoremen's Hall.
Loser's South, San Jose
Magoo's Pizza Parlor, Menlo Park
Mandrake's was located at 10th Street and University Avenue in Berkeley. The club opened, in what had been a pool hall, in late 1968 or early 1969. The main musical emphasis was on blues and jazz but rock groups did perform at the venue including Joy of Cooking, Commander Cody, Loading Zone, Grootna, Notes From The Underground, AB Skhy, Cleveland Wrecking Company and the Shades Of Joy. Some early New Riders Of The Purple Sage shows, with Jerry Garcia on pedal steel were played at the club in 1969. Mandrake's closed in 1974.
Maple Hall, San Pablo
Maple Hall is located in the City Hall complex on San Pablo Avenue in San Pablo. The hall has been used for public and private, business and social events for many years. The hall was the venue for shows by local groups in 1966 and 1967 including performances by Country Joe & The Fish, Harbinger Complex, The Purple Earthquake and the Just V.
Moe's Books was a large book and record store run by Moe Moskowitz on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley. In the mid-1960's the venue hosted poetry and music events. Country Joe & The Fish, Notes From The Underground, Robbie Basho and others performed at the venue. Moe's Books is still open for business at 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley and online at Moe's Books.
The Stone. The only live recording from Mr. D's are some 1968 tracks collected on the album The Charlie Brown Suite and Other Favorites by Vince Guaraldi
Muir Beach Lodge/Muir Beach Resort
Muir Beach Lodge in Muir Beach, Marin County was the venue for a number of performances by Bay Area bands including one of the Acid Tests in December 1965. The Charlatans, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Big Brother, Sopwith Camel, Blue Cheer, Mad River, Serpent Power and many other local groups played at the venue.
North Beach Revival
North Beach Revival opened in 1971 in a building at 1024 Kearny Street that has once housed the Off Broadway jazz club. The club subsequently became Morty's in the 1980's and Cocodrie from 1994 onwards. The long history of the building as a music venue came to an end when Cocodrie closed in 2000. It appears that there are no official releases that include live music from the North Beach Revival.
The Nourse Auditorium at 275 Hayes Street in San Francisco was used as a venue for poetry readings and some music performances in the 1960's. The Sons Of Champlin, Cold Blood and Country Weather played there in 1969. Some of the music on the 2011 Devil's Kitchen album was recorded in the auditorium in 1969.
Oakland Auditorium / Henry J. Kaiser Auditorium
The Oakland Auditorium, at 10 Tenth Street in Oakland, was opened in 1913. The Auditorium was used for music events in the 1960's and 1970's. The building was refurbished in the early 1980's and reopened in 1984 as the Henry J. Kaiser Auditorium. The building has been used throughout it's lifetime for a wide range of sporting, musical and political events.
The Old Cheese Factory
The Orpheum Theater at 1132 Market Street came into existence when the original Orpheum Theater relocated to the building. It continued the vaudeville tradition of the original theater for a few years before becoming a movie theater. In 1976 the theater became the home of the Civic Light Opera and occasionally from then onward the venue has hosted rock and pop concerts.
Palace of Fine Arts website.
Pauley Ballroom, University Of California, BerkeleyThe Pauley Ballroom is in the student union building on the UC Berkeley Campus which was built in the mid-1960's. The room has been used for various types of events including musical performances. Many Bay Area groups played in the ballroom in the second half of the 1960's.
Pepperland was located at 737 East Francisco Boulevard in San Rafael. Many local, national and internation groups including the Steve Miller Band, Youngbloods, Cold Blood, It's A Beautiful Day, Frank Zappa and Pink Floyd played at the venue in the late 1960's. Pepperland was possibly a temporary name used by the Bemuda Palms in San Rafael or was perhaps a separate venue based on the Bermuda Palms site.
Petaluma Veterans Memorial Hall
Petaluma Veterans Memorial Hall is located on 1094 Petaluma Boulevard, South in Petaluma, Sonoma Couny. A number of Bay Area bands performed at the venue in the early 1970's and possible in the late 1960's. The venue still hosts music events.
Pioneer Ballroom, Suisin City
The Poppycock, Palo Alto
The Purple Onion, at 140 Columbus Avenue, became a famous folk music and comedy venue in the 1950's. The club was opened by Bud Steinhoff in 1952. After Steinhoff's death in 1989 the club changed hands but continued as a music venue. Though comedy albums recorded at the Purple Onion have been released it appears that there are no official releases that include live music from the club.
The Questing Beast was short lived coffeehouse/folk club located at 2504 San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley, a building that had previously been the Cabale (or Cabale Creamery) folk club. The Questing Beast opened towards the end of 1965 and closed in May 1966. Subsequently the building was home to the Tito's and, in the 1970's, the Longbranch. It appears that there are no official releases that include live music from the club.
Rainbow Ballroom, Fresno
The Rainbow Ballroom is located at 1725 Broadway in Fresno. The building was completed in 1918 and was originally the Fresno Natatorium. The Rainbow Ballroom presented shows by local, national and international bands throughout the 1967 to 1972 period including performances by Santana, Big Brother & The Holding Company and Fleetwood Mac. A live performance by the E-Types, Live at the Rainbow Ballroom 1966 was released in 1998. The venue is still used for music events.
Rio Nido Dance Hall
The Rio Nido Dance Hall, sometimes referred to as The Barn, was a wooden dance hall on the Russian River in Rio Nido. The hall was the venue for some shows by Bay Area bands in the 1960s. The Grateful Dead performed at the venue in 1967.
River City, Fairfax
River City was a rock and jazz venue in Fairfax, Marin County that was operating in the early to mid 1970's. The Jerry Garcia Band, Van Morrison and the Phil Lesh group, Touloos Ta' Truck, all performed at River City.
The Rock Garden was a small, short-lived venue, at 4742 Mission in San Francisco, which presented rock 'n' roll and psychedelic music in 1967. The Grateful Dead performed at the venue about half a dozen times in March and April 1967. There are no official recordings of performances at the venue.
The Rollarena was a roller-skating rink located at 15721 East 14th Street in San Leandro. The Rollarena was used for rock shows from the end of 1965 through to late 1967. Many East Bay groups appeared at the venue but it it was also used for shows by national and international groups.
Between 1935 and 1974 what is now SF State University was SF State College. The San Francisco Folk Festival was held at the college in 1968 and probably other years.
Santa Venetia Armory
The Armory building in Santa Venetia, just north of San Rafael in Marin County, was used as a rock venue in the 1960's. The building, which was located at 155 Madison in Santa Venetia, was used as a venue for teen bands in the mid 1960's and then for Bay Area rock bands. The Grateful Dead performed at the venue in 1966 and 1967.
Selland Arena, Fresno
The Selland Arena is located at 700 M St in Fresno. The arena has been used for music events since its construction in 1966. The Grateful Dead, Big Brother and the Holding Company and Country Joe & The Fish all performed there in 1968. The arena is still used for a wide range of sports, music events and other shows.
Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, Chico
Skate Arena, Harward
The Sokol Hall, at 739 Page Street in San Francisco was used as a rock venue in 1966 and 1967. The Charlatans, the Grateful Dead and Big Brother & The Holding Company performed at the venue. The hall is now a Baptist church.
Sound Factory, Sacramento
The Sound Factory was a short lived music venue which was based at 1817 Alhambra Boulevard in Sacramento. The club, which probably only existed during parts of 1968 and 1969, was based in a converted hardware store. Many Bay Area groups and some international groups including Pink Floyd and Ten Years After played at the venue.
Straight Theater / Haight Theater
The Haight Theater at 1702 Haight Street was a movie theater that was built in approximately 1919. The theater closed in 1964. The building was converted from a movie theater to a dance hall during 1966 and 1967 and opened, as the Straight Theater, in the Summer of 1967. Many of the major Bay Area groups, including the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Big Brother and The Holding Company and Country Joe and The Fish played during the opening week. The theater was also used for dance, theater and poetry events. The Straight closed in April 1969. After standing derelict for a number of years the building was demolished in 1979. It appears that there are no official releases that include live music from the theater.
Sugar Hill was a blues club opened by Barbabra Dane sometime in the 1950's. The club is celebrated in a song by Lonnie Johnson, Fine Booze and Heavy Dues.
The Tangent, Palo Alto
The Tangent was located on The Circle, off University Avenue, in Palo Alto. The Tangent was a beer and pizza bar with an upstairs room called the Top Of The Tangent which was a folk music venue during the early and mid-1960's. The 1964 recording of Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions which was released in 1998 was recorded at the Tangent. The venue possibly became The Poppycock in the early 1970's.
Varni's Roaring 20's
The Western Front was a dance hall located at 896 O'Farrell Street in San Francisco. Many Bay Area groups performed at the Western Front in 1966 and 1967. Surviving posters document performances by the Charlatans, Frumious Bandersnatch, Morning Glory, Indian Head Band, Big Brother & The Holding Company, Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Sons of Champlin and Blue Cheer. Events at the venue were usually billed as "dance lessons" or "dance academy" to circumvent licensing laws.
Winchester Cathedral, Redwood City
Winchester Cathedral was a music venue located on El Camino Real in Redwood City. It opened in the mid-1960s after previously being a club with a different name. Winchester Cathedral was one of the early regular venues for Sly & The Family Stone and also presented many other local groups including Santana and the Chocolate Watchband.
Last updated September 2012