About The Fillmore
If there’s one iconic performance venue that has had as many ups and downs as the San Francisco neighborhood streets it inhabits, it’s most definitely the Fillmore. The site of some of the most seminal performances in music history, and a venue that has risen from its own ashes more often than Dumbledore’s phoenix, the Fillmore is the kind of indoor music hall that you have to experience if you want to ever say you’re a fan of music.
The History of the Fillmore
From its humble beginnings in 1912 as a dance hall and instruction studio, the Fillmore has been known by many names throughout the years. In fact, it wasn’t known as the Fillmore until 1954, which is when things really began to rock. As a result, from the 50s through the 70s the Fillmore became the place to be if you were part of the emerging San Francisco counterculture movement, and it became as well known for its psychedelic ambiance as it did for its performers.
The Fillmore’s neighborhood fell on hard times for a while, and the venue relocated elsewhere for a time. The original site was renamed the Elite Club and, ironically, became famous in the burgeoning punk rock scene. The success brought back the Fillmore name in the 80s until an earthquake shut the place down in 1989. After some major rebuilding, the site reopened once more in 1994 and the rest has been history!
What’s So Great About Fillmore Events?
Are you freaking kidding? This is the same place that music royalty has performed for generations. Get down to San Francisco and get some tickets to the next Fillmore event.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is The Fillmore located?
This historic music venue is located in San Francisco, California.
What kind of events does The Fillmore host?
The Fillmore has hosted many legendary performances over the years, such as The Grateful Dead, The Steve Miller Band, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Moby Grape, The Doors, and Jimi Hendrix Experience, to name but a few. It’s clear that The Fillmore events are not to be missed.
Which team is playing at The Fillmore?
As this is a music venue no team plays here.
Where can I park for free at The Fillmore?
The venue does not have a parking lot, however, there are a number of cheaper parking garages near the Fillmore, for example, the Japan Center Garage. As well as this, there is street parking available. Both these options can be utilized by fans attending The Fillmore events. These lots and street parking options are reasonably priced and are a short walk away from the venue. Be sure to check parking restrictions and prices.
What is the seating capacity of The Fillmore?
The Fillmore concerts can seat a total of 1,315 guests.
Who owns The Fillmore?
The Fillmore is owned by the Kortz/Bregan Family.
How do I get to The Fillmore using public transport?
Fans wishing to avoid the hassle of finding parking for The Fillmore events can turn to public transport. You can take the 22 Fillmore MUNI bus to Fillmore at Geary, or the 38 Geary to Geary at Fillmore. Aside from busses, the BART connects to the 38 Geary line at Montgomery St. Station - and drops you off right by the venue.