The Fillmore is a San Francisco land mark with a great history. This awesome venue has been restored to its former glory and is sure to make memorable mark on the music scene of the future.
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.
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" Band and Ike & Tina Turner.
The Fillmore represented the pinnacle of creative music making in the late 1960s. Audiences experienced a 2 1/2 year musical and cultural Renaissance that produced some of the most exciting music ever to come out of San Francisco. The careers of the Grateful Dead, the Jeffer..