poster advertising the first Beatles concert in the US
Uline Arena

Videos/Photos of the First Beatles Concert in America


Washington Coliseum (aka Uline arena) was the site of the first Beatles concert in the U.S. on Feb. 11, 1964. It is a nondescript building sitting next to the tracks near Union Station and has been largely forgotten by most. Though its appearance is forgettable, its history is amazing.

The Washington Coliseum was also the home of the Basketball Association of America’s Washington Capitols in the late 1940s and was coached by Red Auerbach of Boston Celtic fame. Many children of the 40s, 50s and 60s will remember seeing the circus for the first time at this site. All this history and much more under one roof!

Enjoy !

First American Beatles concert at uline arena
program for the Washington Lions hockey team

Washington Coliseum entrance at 1140 3rd St N.E.
The Beatles First USA concert
Video of Beatles singing Live At The Washington Coliseum
two days after appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show on Feb 9, 1964.
The Beatles First USA concert
Video of Beatles singing "I Saw Her Standing There"
Beatles First USA Concert, Feb 11, 1964, Washington Coliseum, Wash, D.C.

poster advertising the first Beatles concert in the US
The Beatles First USA concert
Video of Beatles singing "From Me To You"
Live at The Washington Coliseum

A ticket from the Beatles first American concert which cost a whopping $4.00 at the time

Beatles Concert Uline arena, Feb 11, 1964

Beatles having a snowball fight in front of the Washington Coliseum

the Beatles on the National Mall with the U.S. Capitol in the background

Washington, D.C. Dance floor at the Uline Arena with Woody Herman's

soldier inspecting a couple of zoot suits at the uline arena

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