Los Lobos Concert Poster
Bill Grahams 80th Birthday Celebration
January 8, 2011
Poor Man’s Whiskey
@ The Fillmore
San Francisco, CA
Artist: Alan Forbes
13″ x 19″
The Fillmore is a historic music venue in San Francisco, California.
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.