Convention Center Complex

The fair also featured a large variety of visiting performers including: Bob Hope, Bob Newhart, Pat Boone, Wayne Newton and the Houston Symphony just to name a few. They performed in the either the performing arts theater or convention center arena throughout the six month run of the HemisFair.

List of Shows by venue

Convention Center Theater

Vicki Carr & George Kirby
Bayanihan Philippine Dancers
Allen & Rossi and Joanie Sommers
Dixieland Jazz Festival
Jack Benny & Baja Marimba Band
Jimmy Dean
Wayne Newton
Bolshoi Ballet
Bob Newhart
Fiddler of the Roof
Ravi Shanker
Houston Symphony / Andre Priven

Convention Center Arena

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
Texas Youth Rodeo
Miss Country Music USA Western Show
Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus
Pat Boone and The Mills Bros.
Henry Mancini and Sergio Mendez
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Tony Aguilar Mexican Rodeo
Roy Rodgers & Dale Evans
Louis Armstrong and Harpers Bazaar
Dale Robertson Western Show
Bamford Parade of Stars
Ice Capades


Below are images of some of the many entertainers to perform at the San Antonio World’s Fair. (Click on images for a closer look)