Great news! Brown Paper Tickets is being acquired by Events.com. Click here to learn more.
  View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
Juke Joint Jukebox
Shelton Theater
San Francisco, CA
Share this event:
Get Tickets
There are no active dates for this event.


Juke Joint Jukebox
We are honored and excited to bring you a cabaret-style production about everything to do with the American Juke Joint. Our cast full of some of the best vocalists/performers in the Bay Area will embark on a (slightly over 2 hour) thrilling production singing one iconic song after another and narrating the historical development of the Juke Joint in America.

We start by going back to the community houses created during American slavery and sing songs slaves would use for relaxation/prayer and escape. We go to the traditional Juke Joints post Emancipation Proclamation and into Jim Crow period and observe the culture and music created then.

You will hear samples of the evolution of Jazz music from the American deep south and mid West and into larger metropolitan cities like New York, Chicago and San Francisco.

As we get into the Depression and Prohibition era we get a magnified look at the artistic Renaissance of Juke Joint music through big band jazz and such musical artist as Bessie Smith, Cab Calloway, Frank Sinatra and many more.

Finally, we will take a glance and the amazing artist and music created during the World War 2 era and 1960s Motown and civil right movement, leading into the Vietnam War.


Shelton Theater
533 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Music > All Ages
Music > Pop & Top 40

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Contact us
1-800-838-3006 (Temporarily Unavailable)
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Event Producers
Create an Event
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Find out about local events
Get daily or weekly email notifications of new and discounted events in your neighborhood.
Sign up for local events
Connect with us
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Instagram
Watch us on YouTube
Get to know us
Use of this service is subject to the Terms of Usage, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy of Brown Paper Tickets. All rights reserved. © 2000-2022 Mobile EN ES FR