There are few experiences more quintessentially Los Angeles than spending a summer evening under the stars while catching a concert at the Hollywood Bowl. The amphitheater is one of the most famous venues in the world, with a stage that has hosted everyone from Bob Dylan and Barbra Streisand to Prince and Lady Gaga.
There’s nothing quite like experiencing concerts in Los Angeles, whether it’s a stadium show with tens of thousands of screaming fans, or a late night jazz session in an intimate club. LA’s world class venues include the stunning Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live in Downtown LA, Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, and the historic Wiltern and the Palladium. LA's year-round sunny weather is ideal for enjoying outdoor concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, Greek Theatre and John Anson Ford Theatre. Music festivals and free concerts include the Grand Performances at California Plaza, the Music Spotlight Series at Universal CityWalk, and the Twilight Dance Series at the Santa Monica Pier. Concerts happen every night in smaller clubs like the Conga Room and the House of Blues Sunset Strip.
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Located in the picturesque tree-enclosed setting of Griffith Park, The Greek Theatre is an internationally renowned venue presenting a wide variety of headline entertainment. The 5,900 capacity venue has played host to some of the biggest names in entertainment, from pop to classical, reggae to rock and has even been the backdrop for blockbuster movies, including a starring role in ‘Get Him to The Greek’. The Greek Theatre has received landmark status from the city of Los Angeles and is...
Walt Disney Concert Hall became a Los Angeles icon the moment it opened its doors to the public on October 22, 2003. Located on Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A., the concert hall seats over 2,200 people and is home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry, with acoustics by Yasuhisa Toyota, Walt Disney Concert Hall has received worldwide critical acclaim and praise from concertgoers for its stunning architecture...
Vijay Gupta, First Violin at the LA Phil, shares his favorite things about L.A., including playing in two world-class music venues, dining out, and overseeing the nonprofit music organization that he co-founded, Street Symphony.
Renae Williams Niles, the Vice President of Programming at The Music Center, compares the process of presenting dance at the 3,000-seat Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to a complex puzzle.
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