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A more intimate version of the Hollywood Bowl, this 5800-seat outdoor amphitheater tucked into a woodsy hillside of Griffith Park is much beloved for its vibe and variety – Los Lobos to MGMT to Willie Nelson...
It all begins at the Duke Kahanamoku statue with the sounding of a conch shell and the lighting of torches after sunset...
Eastsiders hungry for an eclectic alchemy of sounds pack this funky-town dive that’s basically a sweaty bar with a stage and a smoking patio. It books indie bands, and also has regular club nights...
Delray's new community arts center hosts anything from bands and musical performances to radio shows and theater...
The room here feels cozy and elegant. Joe's Pub has a high concentration of tongue-in-cheek cabaret, and the sensibility is pretty young...
Formerly the home of Carly Simon's legendary Hot Tin Roof, Flatbread continues the tradition, staging the hottest bands on the island. And they make damn good organic pizzas too...
On the edge of the stockyards, this raucous old brothel once owned by Buffalo Bill Cody is an atmospheric place to hear traditional country music with an edge...
Listen to scrappy bands while munching on a weenie, for which you can choose from among 50 toppings, from gourmet (black truffle) to, er, less gourmet (peanut butter and jelly); in the Gordon Sq district.
Like it blew in from the Keys, Skipper's is a beloved, unpretentious open-air venue for blues, folk, reggae and gator-swamp rockabilly. It's 9 miles directly north of downtown on N Nebraska Ave.
This historic natural amphitheater is the LA Phil's summer home and also a stellar place to catch big-name rock, jazz, blues and pop acts. Come early for a preshow picnic (alcohol is allowed).
The 1908 Arcade Theatre is home to the Florida Repertory Theatre , one of the best regional theaters in the state. It produces popular comedies, musicals and recent Tony winners, such as The Seafarer.
This converted movie theater, often praised as the best live music venue in town, books popular rock and country bands. It's the anchor of Lower Greenwood. Check the website for what's on.
This favorite spot has an intimate roadhouse feel and features regional and internationally known blues, rockabilly, alt-country and jam bands, drawing music-lovers from miles around.
The multistory arts complex hosts world music, film and experimental theater. Many performances are free; for those that have an admission price, it’s generally between $8 and $18.
Rising rockers grace the boards where Bob Wills played Western swing in the '30s and the Sex Pistols caused confusion in 1978 (check out the wall Sid Vicious punched a hole in).
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