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Santa Barbara Bowl

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Cozy place

It's a very beautiful place. Open space. Stars. Moon. Fresh area and sky create an amazing... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2018
Rise Against rocked the bowl!

Rise Against did not disappoint. We were in one of the upper sections but still had a great view... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2018
Nipomo, California
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1122 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-2336
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

It's a very beautiful place. Open space. Stars. Moon. Fresh area and sky create an amazing atmosphere

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AnastasiaP1070
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Rise Against did not disappoint. We were in one of the upper sections but still had a great view and the sound system rocked. Played all the favorites and went away happy.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank danielj9706
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

The venue is a beautiful piece of property with some old roots and a lot of musical history behind it. Be prepared for the uphill hike once you clear security! I look forward to returning!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Charles C
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

We have been to a fair number of concert venues in CA and the SB Bowl is our favorite. It’s large enough to create great concert energy but small enough to provide a very enjoyable experience that is largely hassle free. Add to that the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jonr105
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Just saw David Byrne at the best venue in Southern California, the Santa Barbara County Bowl. With just over 4000 seats it is the ultimate in intimacy. No screens here just palm trees swaying in the breeze behind the bowl. There is always a warm...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Griswalds5440
Reviewed 27 August 2018

In a lovely arroyo not far from downtown SB, this concert setting has great sight lines and a comfortable, laid back vibe as does the City. The ushers are plentiful, friendly & helpful. Parking is limited, even if you use the lot at SB High...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nbrownlaw
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Jackson Browne concert on a Friday evening. Parked at the high school for $15, but get there early as the lots are not very large. Short walk to the Bowl but quite a climb. Shuttles are available, don't know the cost. Nice venue, seats about...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 65oski
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

My daughter was visiting and loves the No Doubt band (minus Gwen) so I got tickets to see them as they opened for Incubus. The Bowl is a unique and fabulous music venue! Smack in the middle of a residential area with gorgeous views of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Deborah R
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

It feels so intimate and private nestled in the Montecito hills! If you ever see an artist you like here, do anything to get tickets! It will be a highlight of your life memories!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank AlwaysBeachFirst
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Great spot. Beautiful view down to the ocean. Have wonderful groups perform here and the sound is great.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Lilo B
10 August 2018|
Response from Hairup | Reviewed this property |
I really don’t know. You need to contact the SB Bowl.
2 August 2017|
Response from Dutchman101 | Reviewed this property |
The floor section is flat. You are going to be able to see, it is a wonderful venue. Floor seats will work just fine, even if you are "vertically challenged"...