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The box office is located near the entrance. The original owner of The Fillmore property, Emma Gates Butler, hired James W.
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Day of Show Box Office Hours are: 30 minutes prior to published door time until 10pm. In addition, the box office is open on Sundays from 10am to 2pm (excluding major holidays). and Merritt Reid in 1910 to draw plans for an Italianate-style dance hall at the southwest corner of Fillmore and Geary. The Majestic Hall and Majestic Academy of Dancin

g opened in 1912 on the second and third stories of the building, where the usual fare was Wednesday night socials and masquerade balls. The Fillmore was a dance hall operating under various names and managements - The Get Acquainted Society, Ambassador Dance Hall - through the 1930s, and a roller rink through the 1940s. In 1952, local entrepreneur Charles Sullivan began to book some of the biggest names in black music into The Fillmore. Sullivan booked West Coast tours for performers including James Brown, Bobby 'Blue' Bland and Ike & Tina Turner. During the 1950s and 1960s, San Francisco gained a reputation as the preeminent Bohemian community in the United States. This reputation was never more deserved than during the mid-sixties, when the hipster of the Beat movement grew into the hippie of a more mainstream counter-culture. By the 1950s, the literary North Beach scene had given way to the emerging Haight-Ashbury, and radical politics had a niche across the Bay at the University of California at Berkeley. The line between culture and politics is easily blurred by young people in search of adventure. In the search for fun and community, public dances became the craze in 1965. With Ken Kesey leading his band of Merry Pranksters to the outer limits of reality, and the Family Dog putting together dance concerts at Longshoremen's Hall, San Francisco was on its way to becoming the hip capital of the world. Bill Graham was a veteran of the artistic community, but his greatest talents were his keen business acumen and his ability to organize events, creating comfortable and safe atmospheres without stifling the creative energies around him. Maintaining high aesthetic standards and calling on limitless personal energy, Bill pulled together a workforce that functioned as a family, and was a prime nurturing force in San Francisco's burgeoning scene. The Fillmore represented the pinnacle of creative music making in the late 1960s. From December 10, 1965, when Bill Graham produced a San Francisco Mime troupe benefit (Jefferson Airplane with Great Society and Mystery Trend; the Warlocks, later the Grateful Dead, kicked off the show), until July 4, 1968, The Fillmore audiences experienced a 2 1/2 year musical and cultural Renaissance that produced some of the most innovative, exciting music ever to come out of San Francisco. The careers of the Grateful Dead, the Jefferson Airplane, Santana, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Moby Grape, the Butterfield Blues Band, and countless others were launched from The Fillmore stage. The most significant musical talent of the day has appeared there: Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, Cream, Howlin' Wolf, Captain Beefheart, Muddy Waters, The Who - well, you get the picture. Or you've heard the stories. If you're lucky, you were there. The Fillmore became a private neighborhood club for a time in the 1970s, and in the early 1980s, Paul Rat produced shows at the building (dubbed the Elite Club) with Black Flag, Bad Brains, The Dead Kennedys, T.S.O.L., Flipper, Public Image Ltd. and others. Bill Graham Presents produced a few events in the building in the 1980s, including the 20th anniversary party for the company, and filmed an HBO Fillmore music special there. In 1987, owners Bert and Regina Kortz hired Michael Bailey to begin producing shows in The Fillmore. The first show was Husker Du on April 29, 1987. But Bill always had a special place in his heart for the first place he ever did shows. On March 3, 1988, he returned to the original Fillmore with a show featuring African reggae act Alpha Blondy & The Solar System and Little Women. The Fillmore reopened April 27, 1994 with The Smashing Pumpkins, Ry Cooder & David Lindley and American Music Club. Tickets for the show sold out in less than one minute. Linda Perry, formerly of 4 Non-Blondes, opened the show with a surprise set featuring a cover of Led Zeppelin's 'Whole Lotta Love.'

The Fillmore's opening month lineup included Primus, Chris Isaak, Michelle Shocked, The Afghan Whigs & Redd Kross, Queen Latifah and Solsonics, Gin Blossoms, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Marshall Crenshaw, D'Cuckoo and Pele Juju, Sir Douglas Quintet and The Hellecasters, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Mother Hips, Ali Farka Toure and Ben Harper, Huey Lewis and the News, NRBQ, Blues Traveler and Soul Hat, They Might Be Giants and Frente!, Counting Crows, Thinking Fellers Union Local #282, Steel Pole Bathtub and SF Seals, Twister - A Ritual Reality, performed by Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters with music by Jambay, Jefferson Starship, and Merl Saunders

Throughout the decade since the club celebrated its re-opening, the quality, variety and number of shows held there has been staggering. The most appearances award would go to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, who have played a total of 27 times at The Fillmore; first a 20-show marathon; the second run a meager 7 nights. Los Lobos brings down the house annually in December; Willie Nelson and Lucinda Williams both appear to have a soft spot for The Fillmore. No Doubt, Radiohead, The Cure, Sonic Youth, Prince, The White Stripes, Dave Chappelle and even Tom Jones have graced the stage multiple times. May the shows keep coming, and, as Bill Graham always said, 'Enjoy!'

Last night was amazing 😍 Night 2 with the great Brittany Howard tonight! Very limited tickets remain - join us! Doors at...
04/17/2024

Last night was amazing 😍 Night 2 with the great Brittany Howard tonight! Very limited tickets remain - join us! Doors at 7PM & music starts at 8:15PM. See you tonight!

Just Announced: Summer Salt's Driving Back to Hawaii Tour comes to The Fillmore on Wednesday, October 9th! Get pre-sale ...
04/16/2024

Just Announced: Summer Salt's Driving Back to Hawaii Tour comes to The Fillmore on Wednesday, October 9th! Get pre-sale tickets on Wednesday at 10AM with password RIFF at the link in bio. Public on-sale is this Friday at 10AM.

Waterparks, April 4, 2024, through the lens of Paige K. Parsons ❤️
04/10/2024

Waterparks, April 4, 2024, through the lens of Paige K. Parsons ❤️

2 great nights with Paul Weller added on September 22 & 23! Get pre-sale tickets Thursday with password RIFF from 10AM-1...
04/09/2024

2 great nights with Paul Weller added on September 22 & 23! Get pre-sale tickets Thursday with password RIFF from 10AM-10PM at the link in bio. Public on-sale this Friday at 10AM.

RIDE returns to our stage with special guest Rocket on Friday, December 20th! Get pre-sale tickets Wednesday at 10AM wit...
04/09/2024

RIDE returns to our stage with special guest Rocket on Friday, December 20th! Get pre-sale tickets Wednesday at 10AM with password RIFF at the link in bio. Public on-sale this Friday at 10AM.

The Dip: Love Direction Tour comes to The Fillmore on Friday, October 18th with special guest Meernaa! Live Nation pre-s...
04/09/2024

The Dip: Love Direction Tour comes to The Fillmore on Friday, October 18th with special guest Meernaa! Live Nation pre-sale starts TODAY at 12PM with password RIFF at LiveNation.com. Public on-sale this Friday at 10AM.

Last week with The Veronicas, by Paige K. Parsons 🌟 April 3, 2024
04/08/2024

Last week with The Veronicas, by Paige K. Parsons 🌟 April 3, 2024

Green Day 💚 April 2, 2024, photos by Greg Schneider. Thank you for joining us!
04/04/2024

Green Day 💚 April 2, 2024, photos by Greg Schneider. Thank you for joining us!

Just Announced: The great Built To Spill returns to our stage on September 27th & 28th! Get pre-sale tickets starting at...
04/04/2024

Just Announced: The great Built To Spill returns to our stage on September 27th & 28th! Get pre-sale tickets starting at 12PM noon TODAY with password RIFF at the link in bio. Public on-sale tomorrow at 10AM.

Just Added: Becky Hill brings the Believe Me Now Tour to The Fillmore on Saturday, November 9th! Get pre-sale tickets We...
04/02/2024

Just Added: Becky Hill brings the Believe Me Now Tour to The Fillmore on Saturday, November 9th! Get pre-sale tickets Wednesday at 10AM with password RIFF at the link in bio. Public on-sale this Friday at 10AM.

Just Announced: GREEN DAY takes the stage at The Fillmore on Tuesday, April 2nd for a special show benefiting Right Here...
03/28/2024

Just Announced: GREEN DAY takes the stage at The Fillmore on Tuesday, April 2nd for a special show benefiting Right Here Right Now - Climate! Tickets go on sale tomorrow, March 29th at 12PM noon at the link in our bio.

Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers return to The Fillmore's stage on Friday, August 16th! Live Nation presale starts Wednesda...
03/26/2024

Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers return to The Fillmore's stage on Friday, August 16th! Live Nation presale starts Wednesday with password KEY at the link in bio. Public on-sale this Thursday at 10AM.

Niko Moon, March 23, 2024 ☁️❤️ Photos by Greg Chow
03/26/2024

Niko Moon, March 23, 2024 ☁️❤️
Photos by Greg Chow

Louie TheSinger and Chris Perez are bringing the   to The Fillmore on Friday, July 19th! Get presale tickets this Thursd...
03/25/2024

Louie TheSinger and Chris Perez are bringing the to The Fillmore on Friday, July 19th! Get presale tickets this Thursday at 10AM at the link in bio with password KEY. Public on-sale this Friday at 10AM.

Just Announced: 2 nights with the great Drive-By Truckers on Friday, June 28th & Saturday, June 29th! Live Nation presal...
03/21/2024

Just Announced: 2 nights with the great Drive-By Truckers on Friday, June 28th & Saturday, June 29th! Live Nation presale starts next Thursday, 3/28 at 10AM with password KEY. Public on-sale Friday, 3/29 at 10AM.

Just Added: Tab Benoit & Anders Osborne with special guest JD Simo LIVE on our stage on Friday, August 23rd! Pre-sale ti...
03/19/2024

Just Added: Tab Benoit & Anders Osborne with special guest JD Simo LIVE on our stage on Friday, August 23rd! Pre-sale tickets available Wednesday at 10AM with password KEY at the link in bio. Public on-sale this Friday at 10AM.

Just Announced: Ocie Elliott on October 20th! ✨ Pre-sale tickets are available starting Tuesday at 10AM with password KE...
03/18/2024

Just Announced: Ocie Elliott on October 20th! ✨ Pre-sale tickets are available starting Tuesday at 10AM with password KEY at the link in bio. Public on-sale this Friday at 10AM.

BashfortheWorld’s “From Dallas With Love” World Tour just announced at The Fillmore on Wednesday, May 1st! Get pre-sale ...
03/18/2024

BashfortheWorld’s “From Dallas With Love” World Tour just announced at The Fillmore on Wednesday, May 1st! Get pre-sale tickets Wednesday at 10AM with password KEY at the link in bio. Public on-sale this Friday at 10AM.

03/12/2024

We are proud to continue our participation in the On the Road Again program through 2024 & look forward to helping even more developing artists on tour! Learn more at https://roadagain.live/.

John Vincent III brings The Roadtrip to our stage on September 17th! Pre-sale tickets available Wednesday at 10AM with p...
03/11/2024

John Vincent III brings The Roadtrip to our stage on September 17th! Pre-sale tickets available Wednesday at 10AM with password KEY at the link in our bio. Public on-sale this Friday at 10AM.

Incredible night with Grace Potter last night! Thank you for joining us. ❤️ Photos by Paige K. Parsons.
03/07/2024

Incredible night with Grace Potter last night! Thank you for joining us. ❤️ Photos by Paige K. Parsons.

Aaron May: MAKEORBREAK North American Tour hits our stage on Saturday, May 11th! Get pre-sale tickets Thursday at 10AM w...
03/06/2024

Aaron May: MAKEORBREAK North American Tour hits our stage on Saturday, May 11th! Get pre-sale tickets Thursday at 10AM with password KEY at the link in bio. Public on-sale this Friday at 10AM.

Shallipopi & ODUMODUBLVCK bring the Nigeria's Most Wanted Tour to The Fillmore on Wednesday, May 22nd! Pre-sale tickets ...
03/05/2024

Shallipopi & ODUMODUBLVCK bring the Nigeria's Most Wanted Tour to The Fillmore on Wednesday, May 22nd! Pre-sale tickets available this Wednesday at 10AM with password KEY at the link in bio. Public on-sale this Friday at 10AM.

Mœnia: Pixel Tour USA comes to The Fillmore on September 5th! Get pre-sale tickets starting Thursday at 10AM with passwo...
03/04/2024

Mœnia: Pixel Tour USA comes to The Fillmore on September 5th! Get pre-sale tickets starting Thursday at 10AM with password KEY at LiveNation.com. Public on-sale this Friday at 10AM.

My Morning Jacket announces 4 NIGHTS at The Fillmore with NO REPEATS, May 27th, 28th, 30th & 31st! 🙌 Tickets on sale thi...
03/04/2024

My Morning Jacket announces 4 NIGHTS at The Fillmore with NO REPEATS, May 27th, 28th, 30th & 31st! 🙌 Tickets on sale this Friday at 10AM at LiveNation.com.

Scenes from night 1 with Lukas Nelson + POTR from our house photographer Paige K. Parsons. ❤️ 🍎 Night 2 is TONIGHT & tic...
02/29/2024

Scenes from night 1 with Lukas Nelson + POTR from our house photographer Paige K. Parsons. ❤️ 🍎 Night 2 is TONIGHT & tickets are available! Grab yours at the link in our bio. Doors open at 7PM & Lily Meola is on at 8PM. See you soon!

The incomparable Otoboke Beaver, through the lens of Greg Chow. 🎇 Thank you to everyone who made it out to this incredib...
02/26/2024

The incomparable Otoboke Beaver, through the lens of Greg Chow. 🎇 Thank you to everyone who made it out to this incredible sold out show!

Thank you to The Beaches for an incredible Monday night & thank you to everyone who joined us for this very (very) fun s...
02/21/2024

Thank you to The Beaches for an incredible Monday night & thank you to everyone who joined us for this very (very) fun show 💞 Photos by Paige K. Parsons

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The original owner of The Fillmore property, Emma Gates Butler, hired James W. and Merritt Reid in 1910 to draw plans for an Italianate-style dance hall at the southwest corner of Fillmore and Geary. The Majestic Hall and Majestic Academy of Dancing opened in 1912 on the second and third stories of the building, where the usual fare was Wednesday night socials and masquerade balls. The Fillmore was a dance hall operating under various names and managements - The Get Acquainted Society, Ambassador Dance Hall - through the 1930s, and a roller rink through the 1940s. In 1952, local entrepreneur Charles Sullivan began to book some of the biggest names in black music into The Fillmore. Sullivan booked West Coast tours for performers including James Brown, Bobby 'Blue' Bland and Ike & Tina Turner. During the 1950s and 1960s, San Francisco gained a reputation as the preeminent Bohemian community in the United States. This reputation was never more deserved than during the mid-sixties, when the hipster of the Beat movement grew into the hippie of a more mainstream counter-culture. By the 1950s, the literary North Beach scene had given way to the emerging Haight-Ashbury, and radical politics had a niche across the Bay at the University of California at Berkeley. The line between culture and politics is easily blurred by young people in search of adventure. In the search for fun and community, public dances became the craze in 1965. With Ken Kesey leading his band of Merry Pranksters to the outer limits of reality, and the Family Dog putting together dance concerts at Longshoremen's Hall, San Francisco was on its way to becoming the hip capital of the world. Bill Graham was a veteran of the artistic community, but his greatest talents were his keen business acumen and his ability to organize events, creating comfortable and safe atmospheres without stifling the creative energies around him. Maintaining high aesthetic standards and calling on limitless personal energy, Bill pulled together a workforce that functioned as a family, and was a prime nurturing force in San Francisco's burgeoning scene. The Fillmore represented the pinnacle of creative music making in the late 1960s. From December 10, 1965, when Bill Graham produced a San Francisco Mime troupe benefit (Jefferson Airplane with Great Society and Mystery Trend; the Warlocks, later the Grateful Dead, kicked off the show), until July 4, 1968, The Fillmore audiences experienced a 2 1/2 year musical and cultural Renaissance that produced some of the most innovative, exciting music ever to come out of San Francisco. The careers of the Grateful Dead, the Jefferson Airplane, Santana, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Moby Grape, the Butterfield Blues Band, and countless others were launched from The Fillmore stage. The most significant musical talent of the day has appeared there: Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, Cream, Howlin' Wolf, Captain Beefheart, Muddy Waters, The Who - well, you get the picture. Or you've heard the stories. If you're lucky, you were there. The Fillmore became a private neighborhood club for a time in the 1970s, and in the early 1980s, Paul Rat produced shows at the building (dubbed the Elite Club) with Black Flag, Bad Brains, The Dead Kennedys, T.S.O.L., Flipper, Public Image Ltd. and others. Bill Graham Presents produced a few events in the building in the 1980s, including the 20th anniversary party for the company, and filmed an HBO Fillmore music special there. In 1987, owners Bert and Regina Kortz hired Michael Bailey to begin producing shows in The Fillmore. The first show was Husker Du on April 29, 1987. But Bill always had a special place in his heart for the first place he ever did shows. On March 3, 1988, he returned to the original Fillmore with a show featuring African reggae act Alpha Blondy & The Solar System and Little Women. The Fillmore reopened April 27, 1994 with The Smashing Pumpkins, Ry Cooder & David Lindley and American Music Club. Tickets for the show sold out in less than one minute. Linda Perry, formerly of 4 Non-Blondes, opened the show with a surprise set featuring a cover of Led Zeppelin's 'Whole Lotta Love.' The Fillmore's opening month lineup included Primus, Chris Isaak, Michelle Shocked, The Afghan Whigs & Redd Kross, Queen Latifah and Solsonics, Gin Blossoms, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Marshall Crenshaw, D'Cuckoo and Pele Juju, Sir Douglas Quintet and The Hellecasters, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Mother Hips, Ali Farka Toure and Ben Harper, Huey Lewis and the News, NRBQ, Blues Traveler and Soul Hat, They Might Be Giants and Frente!, Counting Crows, Thinking Fellers Union Local #282, Steel Pole Bathtub and SF Seals, Twister - A Ritual Reality, performed by Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters with music by Jambay, Jefferson Starship, and Merl Saunders Throughout the decade since the club celebrated its re-opening, the quality, variety and number of shows held there has been staggering. The most appearances award would go to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, who have played a total of 27 times at The Fillmore; first a 20-show marathon; the second run a meager 7 nights. Los Lobos brings down the house annually in December; Willie Nelson and Lucinda Williams both appear to have a soft spot for The Fillmore. No Doubt, Radiohead, The Cure, Sonic Youth, Prince, The White Stripes, Dave Chappelle and even Tom Jones have graced the stage multiple times. May the shows keep coming, and, as Bill Graham always said, 'Enjoy!'

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