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Great American Music Hall

Map & Directions 859 O'Farrell
San Francisco, CA 94109


SF Weekly's Description

An exquisite mid-size room with grandiose antique ornamentation, a large stage, and an atmosphere of ornate historical luxury. Perched between the Tenderloin, Civic Center, and Polk Gulch neighborhoods, this hall first opened in 1907 and has been everything from a bordello to a jazz club to its current incarnation as one of the city's best places to see both old musical favorites and rising young stars.

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  • on 05/06/09

    The mother lode of all San Francisco music venues is none other than the Great American Music Hall, which was a bordello in a previous life. You can tell bands truly love to play here — it has a reputation for treating musicians well and actually feeding them. With its gilded mirrors, ornate cornices, and a pre-show "dinner" available to showgoers — wild mushroom and goat cheese... More >>

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  • Mazda on 11/15/10

    Long-time customers and newcomers alike feel at home in the 5,000-square-foot concert hall that symbolized renewal and optimism when it opened in 1907.

  • AskMen on 01/07/11

    Saturday: The Melvins - Check out The Melvins this weekend and get ready for some heavy-duty tuneage. ($21; 8 p.m.)

  • Akshay P. on 10/29/09

    go early to sit in the balcony!

  • Benjamin R. on 06/08/09

    tip if you're gonna sit

  • Daniel S. on 08/15/11

    A beautiful building with a great upstairs area. If the concert is sold out, you can often get a dinner ticket for a little bit extra.

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Upcoming Events Here

  • 9:00 p.m. April 18

  • 8:00 p.m. April 20

    rescheduled from March 20, 2014 (all tickets for 2/20 honored on 4/20)

  • 8:00 p.m. April 21

    rescheduled from March 21, 2014 (all tickets for 2/21 honored on 4/21)

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