The Rainbow Music Hall first opened 34 years ago this week with shows from Jerry Jeff Walker

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kcchief77
kcchief77

Was lucky enough to see many shows at The Rainbow. Thin Lizzy smoked. Can't believe I saw Santana there. Had tix for the second show. We could hear the first show that was three hours long. He ended up doing another three hour show for us that lasted until 1:30am. Al DiMeola with Paco DeLucia and John McGlauphlin. Steve Morse opened and sat in on the encore. Saw my old friend Billy Ryan and Black Irish open for several bands ther like Rick Derringer, The Outlaws, Molly Hatchet etc. saw many more, but those come to the top of my head. I loved that place for live music. I still remember the Klipsch sound system from Listen Up. Always sounded great in there. And then there's Red Rocks back in the day.

Brett Garske
Brett Garske

My Dad took me to a comedy benefit show called a Fit of Laughter with Robin Williams, Roseanne Bar, Dennis Miller, and Louis Anderson on 9/30/86. Good times.

Chriss Hoffman
Chriss Hoffman

First show by the Police, and Tackhead 1989!!!!!

Chris Estus
Chris Estus

Twisted Sister!!! I remember being there when they filmed all the .38 Special videos. No place ever better to see a show. A friggin Walgreens!!!!

Steve Caudle
Steve Caudle

Many great moments, but one cool one... I have a photo I took of Rindy Ross of Quarterflash, taken as she was taking a picture of me, as well as the Polaroid of the photo she took of me while playing "Take Another Picture. ".

Troy De Baca
Troy De Baca

Peter Murphy solo high as F on X! First and only show I've ever seen there and it was GREAT!!!

mspjh1
mspjh1

I was there to see Willie Nelson- there was no alchohol allowed but I snuck in a Coors for me and a friend. We popped the top and the next thing we knew an usher was there to take the beer away. It was a great place to see music.

Will_
Will_

I saw so many diverse shows there, Cheap Trick, Rick Deringer, Zebra, Black Flag, Siouxsie and the Banshees, among others. It was a sad day when they closed, seeing the Rainbow sign above the Walgreens one afterwards was always a slap in the face.

SxPxDxCx
SxPxDxCx

Not sure if it was actually the very last show at the Rainbow.  But it was billed that way.

Voivod, Vio-Lence and Aggression.  I think it was Voivod's tour for Dimension Hatröss.


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