Cow Palace to Host Eight Tribute Bands Over Two Nights

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Rock again like we did back then! “Playing the Palace” a two-day tribute band music festival is all set to electrify the stage at the Cow Palace, Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23.

“Playing the Palace” will showcase some of the best rock tribute bands in the region, celebrating the musical legacy of the Cow Palace and dedicated to the greats that have graced the Cow Palace stage over the last half-century.

Since opening in 1941, the Cow Palace has welcomed over 50 million visitors through its doors, with appearances from artists, speakers & politicians, like John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Evel Knievel, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and more.

This year, “Playing the Palace” will have tributes to the legendary bands of Sammy Hagar, Fleetwood Mac, Journey and Pink Floyd, the Beach Boys, Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Beatles, and Neil Diamond. Enjoy non-stop music, food, and drinks; it’s a festival that music lovers won’t want to miss.

“We’re thrilled to bring some the best tribute bands in the region to the Cow Palace, for an amazing music experience,” said Cow Palace CEO, Allison Keaney. “It’s going to be an incredible tribute to the legacy of the Cow Palace, and to the iconic bands that have graced our stage and had such a huge impact on music over the years.”

Playing the Palace will be featuring the following tribute bands:

Saturday, April 22, 2023                                Sunday, April 23, 2023

Doors: 6PM | Event: 7PM                                          Doors: 5PM | Event: 6PM

Three Lock Box – Sammy Hagar                              Catch a Wave – Beach Boys

Rumours – Fleetwood Mac                                       Fortunate Son – CCR

Journey Revisited – Journey                                    Paperback Writer – The Beatles

Shine on Floyd – Pink Floyd                                      Super Diamond – Neil Diamond

Tickets for Playing the Palace are available online and are $43 each day, $20 for parking.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit


Having released albums under Digital Nations, a label founded by Steve Vai, music critic Louis Raphael has remained deeply connected to the pulse of the San Francisco music scene. Following his tenure as the San Francisco Music Examiner for and, he embarked on creating Music in SF® to authentically highlight the vibrant offerings of the city's music scene.

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