Art Ensemble of Chicago
Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown
The Wild Chupatulis
Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition
George Thorogood & the Destroyers
Ramblin' Jack Elliot
Harvey Rondo Band
John Lee Hooker
Itís A Beautiful Day
Sonny Terry Brownie McGhee
Hank Ballard & the Midnighters
Sam & Dave
Sweet Talkin' Jones
Annie Rose and the Thrillers
Tiny Tony and Rock n Roll Jones
Jesse Colin Young
Hank Ballard and The Midnighters
We opened the Rainbow in 1973, started live music and the rest is history. We finally sold out about 15 years and over 1000 bands later in the late 80's. Above is a list of some of the more notable performers that set foot on stage at the Rainbow. I'm sure there are many more that I can't remember.
Steve Hudziak, January 2006
1976 to 1984....those were some fun times and good days and the Rainbow was a big part of it.
I saw so many great shows there...The Ramones, George Thorogood, Delbert McClinton, Blue Cheer, It's A Beautiful Day, Blackfoot, Neville Brothers, and many great Northwest bands such as Jr. Cadillac, Skyboys, and on and on.
I do miss Seattle. Thanks for a lot of great memories.
Former Mgr., Peaches Records & Tapes
Like many Northwest bands, Kidd Afrika was often called upon to provide back-up to name artists that rolled through the Northwest, but didnít travel with their own group. A memorable pair of nights for fans of Bo Diddley and Kidd Afrika, late February of 1975, yielded this rare documentation from the Rainbow Tavern, THE University hot spot on 45th at I-5.
Donny Marrow, March 2013