Owners of San Francisco Slim’s and The Great American Music Hall have signed with Goldenvoice for talent booking services and promotion from Goldenvoice’s San Francisco offices. The signings widen the AEG Presents owned company’s California festival portfolio which includes the The Fonda Theatre, El Rey Theatre, and The Novo in Los Angeles and The Regency Ballroom, The Warfield, and The Social Hall in San Francisco.
Opened in 1988 by Boz Scaggs and friends, Slim’s is a 500-capacity live music venue located in the South of Market district of San Francisco, while 600-capacity The Great American Music Hall is San Francisco’s oldest venue, named by Rolling Stone as one of the “Best Clubs in America.” Originally designed as a restaurant, gambling den and bordello, the Music Hall was built just one year after the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. It was once owned by burlesque dancer Sally Rand in the 1930s and served as a jazz club in the 1950s, reborn in 1972 as San Francisco’s premier rock ‘n’ roll venue. In 2001, the 5,000-square foot concert hall was acquired by Boz Scaggs’ Big Billy Inc.
“All told, Slim’s and The Great American Music Hall have presented a truly historic span of celebrated artists, among them Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Johnny Cash, Sonny Rollins, Sarah Vaughan, Robin Williams, Ry Cooder, McCoy Tyner, Van Morrison, Arcade Fire, and Patti Smith,” a press release from Goldenvoice reads, “as well as hosting multiple Jerry Garcia residencies and iconic performances by the Grateful Dead.”
“We at Slims and the Music Hall are excited about working with the folks at Goldenvoice,” said Boz Scaggs in a statement. “They bring a new level of outreach and imagination, along with a genuine love of music to our clubs and to the Bay Area.”
“I am honored that Goldenvoice was chosen to book these two legendary San Francisco landmarks,” said Goldenvoice Vice President and General Manager Paul Billings. “Our teams share similar values and we look forward to this new relationship.”