The Bandshell at Golden Gate Park is located between the Steinhart Aquarium and the de Young Museum, this stage has had some great free concerts over the years including ones by Kantner-Balin-Casady, and The Jerry Garcia Band.
The Troubadour was born as a coffeehouse in the fifties and boomed with folk music in the early sixties. Through the late sixties and into the seventies, the "Troub" was where everybody who was anybody played. The Troubadour played an important role in the careers of Neil Diamond and other performers, who played engagements there establishing their fame. On August 25, 1970, Diamond introduced Elton John, who performed his first show in the United States at the Troubadour.