Phil Lesh & Friends to Play Shows 12/27-28 Celebrating 100th Anniversary of The Warfield in San Francisco


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The Warfield is a legendary music venue in the heart of San Francisco with a rich history of artists that have played its hallowed halls.

In commemoration of the venue’s 100th anniversary, some special shows from Phil Lesh & Friends are scheduled to take place on Dec. 27-28. Among the special guests set to appear alongside the founding member of the Grateful Dead and his band will be:

Rick Mitarotonda (of the psychedelic/jam band Goose)
Grahame Lesh
Jason Crosby
Jennifer Hartswick
James Casey
Natalie Cressman
Holly Bowling
John Molo

Tickets for the shows will go on sale this Thursday, Nov. 17 via AXS.

Some additional historical information about the Warfield:

The Warfield opened on May 13, 1922, it was built by showman and theatre chain owner Marcus Loew, who named the showplace after his old friend David Warfield, a native San Franciscan who began as an usher and grew to be one of the greatest silent film actors of his time. The Warfield was originally built as a vaudeville and movie palace and became a concert hall in 1979 when Bill Graham Presents booked a two week run of shows with Bob Dylan. The esteemed hall has been rocking ever since. Now operated by Goldenvoice (the creator of Coachella and Stagecoach festivals) the venue is keeping with its illustrious past. Today, the entertainment has continued to range from artists such as Nirvana, John Prine, Faith No More, The Killers, Adele, ODESZA, Lizzo and H.E.R., as well as played host to charitable fundraisers for organizations such as GLIDE Memorial Church and Tipping Point.



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