Goodbye Slim’s (1988-2020)
We lost a great music venue this week. The legendary Slim’s, owned by Boz Scaggs, rocked San Francisco for over 30 years as the city’s longest-running rock club. It was also one of the few all ages venues in The Bay.
With a 500-person capacity, its small size was the perfect space for bands on the rise, but lucky fans also saw many headliners perform intimate shows as well.
Bands that have graced its stage include David Bowie, Prince, Built to Spill, Patti Smith, Radiohead, Bruno Mars, Pearl Jam, Green Day, The Black Keys, Foo Fighters, Metallica and so many more.
Slim’s has a rich history that’s well covered by SF Chronicle’s Datebook.
Slim’s leaves behind its sister (venue) Great American Music Hall.
Please note, Slim’s fate had been decided since late last year; it’s not related to the current state of affairs. Its staff will resume work at GAMH when the shelter-in-place ordinance has been lifted.
Categories: Live Music