There are many great places to catch live music across these United States, but few hold a candle to San Francisco’s iconic The Fillmore. Opened in 1965, the legendary 1,000-capacity venue has a storied history that rivals any musical landmark. From the culture-altering shows of the ’60s with the likes of B.B. King and the pre-Grateful Dead The Warlocks, to the secret gigs by of the ’00s from Metallica and Prince, The Fillmore has hosted every type of gig from every genre of band. Beyond its historical significance, the place just feels like home to so many concertgoers. Largely unchanged over the years, it remains elegant yet welcoming, spacious yet intimate, with a prestine soundsystem and impecible sightlines.
So beloved is the venue, that it topped our list of The 100 Greatest American Music Venues. In celebration of the honor, Consequence of Sound went behind the scenes of The Fillmore with general manager Amie Bailey-Knobler. So grab an apple, sit back, and take an inside look at the best music venue in any town by clicking play above.