Concerts & Performing Arts
For a mid-sized town, Santa Barbara has some impressive concert and performing arts venues. For an intimate experience with live music, there are a number of clubs in town that showcase local musicians as well as occasional well-known headliners. There are also some majestic theaters like the Lobero, Granada, and Arlington, that offer live theater performances, symphony concerts, and host other performance groups.
Santa Barbara, especially in the summer, is also a great place to catch some exciting outdoor events. Festivals like the Summer Solstice and Old Spanish Days bring music to many of the area’s parks. The County Bowl open-air amphitheater attracts some of the biggest names in music. Whatever your tastes are in live entertainment, there is a good chance you will find it in Santa Barbara or the nearby towns.