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Santa Barbara Bowl

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Such a beautiful venue

The venue is a beautiful piece of property with some old roots and a lot of musical history behind... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charles C
Yuma, Arizona
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Outstanding venue in all regards!

We have been to a fair number of concert venues in CA and the SB Bowl is our favorite. It’s large... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jon R
San Luis Obispo, California
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1122 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-2336
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Jon R
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

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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

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

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

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!

Thank AlwaysBeachFirst
Reviewed 10 April 2018

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

Thank KN2026
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Had an excellent night with the Avett Bros! It’s always a pleasure attending the Bowl. Take my advice wear good walking shoes. We paid gentleman to give us a ride on his trike from the parking lot to the entrance. We rode the trolley up...More

Thank Hairup
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

First time back to the SB Bowl since 1989 and it is still amazing. Fantastic acoustics and no bad seats. Fun had by everyone. Parking still the same problem but used Uber from downtown and took away the headache. Have to return again soon

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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"...