Everything You Need to Know About This Year’s Santa Barbara Bowl Events

Carved into a California hillside in 1936, the Santa Barbara Bowl has been hosting some of music’s best for nearly a century. With a unique setting in Southern California, seeing your favorite band play live has never been easier or more enjoyable! After your event at the Santa Barbara Bowl, discover the rest of what Santa Barbara has to offer by stopping by a local winery or spending a day at one of the area’s immaculate beaches. For a truly exhaustive list of all of Santa Barbara’s best events, restaurants, and attractions, take a look at our complimentary Vacation Guide.

Frequently Asked Questions About Santa Barbara Bowl Events

How Big Is the Santa Barbara Bowl?

With a seating capacity of 4,562, the Santa Barbara Bowl is large enough to attract some prominent artists but small enough to preserve an intimate atmosphere. This perfectly balanced nexus of ambience and popular appeal gives the Santa Barbara Bowl it’s unique charm and offers an exciting, new way to see your favorite musicians.

Who Is Coming to the Santa Barbara Bowl?

The Santa Barbara Bowl hosts around 30 musical acts each year that span many genres and nationalities. You can guarantee that a show that suits your taste will be visiting the venue soon! Previous performers have included Radiohead, Neil Young, and Katy Perry. For a list of all of the upcoming shows in one place, check out the Santa Barbara Bowl’s concert schedule.  

Where Is the Santa Barbara Bowl?

The Santa Barbara Bowl is located in the heart of Santa Barbara and features the Santa Ynez mountains as a beautiful backdrop. No matter where you stay in the area, you’re never more than a ten minute drive from the venue. The address is 1122 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA, 93103. Get directions!

How Do I Get Tickets?

After deciding which concert you want to see, you can purchase your tickets right on the Santa Barbara Bowl website or at the box office Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. If you don’t want to risk missing your favorite band or pay more than the ticket’s face price, it’s always smart to purchase tickets well ahead of time for popular upcoming shows.

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If you are planning a trip to the Santa Barbara Bowl, take advantage of everything else that Santa Barbara offers. Remember to download your free Vacation Guide!