Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA

One of California’s most celebrated outdoor venues, the Santa Barbara Bowl was built in 1936 as the home for the final pageant of Old Spanish Days Fiesta, an annual historic celebration in Santa Barbara. Its original revolving wooden stage was washed out by heavy rains in 1939, and the stage was replaced with a concrete slab that remained in place until renovations were done in 2001. An amphitheater with 4,562 seats for Reserved Floor and 4,974 for General Admission Standing Room Only, plus 36 handicap accessible seats, Santa Barbara’s amphitheater provides an intimate musical experience because of its size and its extraordinary stage pavilion with cut-stone piers and a copper roof.

Each season, the Santa Barbara Bowl plays host to an average of 27 concerts, attracting thousands of music fans from across the country. Big-name acts like Joni Mitchell, The Who, Dolly Parton, Shakira, Katy Perry, Paul Simon, and Sting are just a few of the luminaries who have performed at the Santa Barbara Bowl. If you are planning to watch a concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl, Event Tickets Center offers a wide selection of tickets to choose from.

The Santa Barbara Bowl is open for concerts from approximately April through October. During these months, it is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. There are no tours available.

The venue encourages visitors to use a bike to reach the venue, providing complimentary bike valet through Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition. A shuttle service by Rally Bus gets visitors to the venue and back from rally points. For drivers, the main parking area of Santa Barbara Bowl is at Santa Barbara High School, which is about 200 yards from the venue. It is recommended that you arrive at least 90 minutes before the concert starts so you can get a parking space.

Rain or shine, the show must go on at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Be prepared to get wet as umbrellas are not allowed in the venue.

We currently do not have any tickets available for this venue. Here is a list of other events nearby.

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Nov 17, 2019
3:00 PM
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Nov 20, 2019
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Nov 21, 2019
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Nov 22, 2019
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Nov 29, 2019
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Sat
Dec 7, 2019
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Sun
Dec 8, 2019
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Dec 14, 2019
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Miranda Sings
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Sat
Dec 14, 2019
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Tue
Dec 31, 2019
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Jan 7, 2020
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Jan 11, 2020
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Sat
Jan 18, 2020
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Jan 18, 2020
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Sun
Jan 19, 2020
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Santa Barbara Symphony: Nir Kabaretti - Eroica Symphony
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Tue
Jan 21, 2020
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Itzhak Perlman
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Fri
Jan 24, 2020
8:30 PM
Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs
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Sat
Jan 25, 2020
8:30 PM
Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs
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Mon
Jan 27, 2020
8:00 PM
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Pinchas Zuckerman - Tchaikovsky & Mozart
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Tue
Jan 28, 2020
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Black Violin
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Sat
Feb 15, 2020
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Santa Barbara Symphony: Christian Reif - Tchaikovsky & Mozart
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Sun
Feb 16, 2020
3:00 PM
Santa Barbara Symphony: Christian Reif - Tchaikovsky & Mozart
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Wed
Feb 19, 2020
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Electric Hot Tuna
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Thu
Feb 20, 2020
8:00 PM
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Fri
Feb 21, 2020
8:00 PM
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
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Sat
Feb 22, 2020
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Joshua Radin, Ben Kweller & William Fitzsimmons
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Tue
Feb 25, 2020
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Thu
Feb 27, 2020
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Fri
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Los Angeles Philharmonic: Gustavo Dudamel - Dvorak & Ives
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Sat
Mar 7, 2020
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Buddy Guy
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Sat
Mar 14, 2020
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Camila
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Wed
Apr 15, 2020
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Arlo Guthrie
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Sat
Apr 18, 2020
8:00 PM
Santa Barbara Symphony: Nir Kabaretti & Cameron Carpenter - Poulenc & Saint-Saens
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Sun
Apr 19, 2020
3:00 PM
Santa Barbara Symphony: Nir Kabaretti & Cameron Carpenter - Poulenc & Saint-Saens
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Fri
May 1, 2020
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Jon Batiste and Stay Human
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Sat
May 16, 2020
8:00 PM
Santa Barbara Symphony: Nir Kabaretti - Beethoven's 250th Birthday Celebration
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Sun
May 17, 2020
3:00 PM
Santa Barbara Symphony: Nir Kabaretti - Beethoven's 250th Birthday Celebration
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Mon
May 18, 2020
8:00 PM
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Jamie Martin - Beethoven Symphony No. 3
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Wed
May 27, 2020
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Useful Event Info
Venue Address:
1122 N Milpas St., Santa Barbara, CA 93103
History & Traditions:
Capacity:
4,563
Past Names/Nicknames:
None
Date/Year Built/Opened:
1936