On June 10 & 11 in 1967, the KFRC Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival…

Written by on June 12, 2018


On June 10 & 11 in 1967, the KFRC Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival was held at the 4,000 seat Sidney B. Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre high on the south face of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, California.

At least 36,000 people attended the two-day concert and fair that was the first of a series of San Francisco area cultural events known as the Summer of Love. The Fantasy Fair was influenced by the popular Renaissance Pleasure Faire and became a prototype for large scale multi-act outdoor rock music events now known as rock festivals.

Admission to the festival was $2.00 and all proceeds were donated to the nearby Hunters Point Child Care Center in San Francisco. The Fantasy Fair was originally scheduled for June 3 and 4 as a benefit for the center, but was delayed one week by inclement weather. Several acts booked for the original dates were unable to perform.

Here is a list of the bands that played. Any of you there for this? It was the start of “The Summer Of Love”.

Saturday, June 10:

Mount Rushmore
Rodger Collins
Dionne Warwick
The Doors
The Lamp of Childhood
Canned Heat
Jim Kweskin Jug Band
Spanky and Our Gang
Blackburn & Snow
The Sparrow
Every Mother’s Son
Kaleidoscope
The Chocolate Watch Band
The Mojo Men
The Merry-Go-Round

Sunday, June 11:

Sons of Champlin
Jefferson Airplane
The Byrds with Hugh Masekela
P. F. Sloan
Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
The Seeds
The Grass Roots
The Loading Zone
Tim Buckley
Every Mother’s Son
Steve Miller Blues Band
Country Joe and the Fish
The 5th Dimension
The Lamp of Childhood
The Mystery Trend
Penny Nichols
The Merry-Go-Round
New Salvation Army Band

As always, you know we are going to ask…. any of you there?

It has been said that this was the festival that started it all.




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