Live music venues

in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Live Music Venue

Los Angeles music venues make the city a standout on the world stage for live shows and concerts. Whether you want to rock, feel like dancing or just want to sway under the stars, the live music venues in LA make it easy to experience an exciting audio escape. From large arenas and iconic concert halls to open-air venues and low-key lounges, Los Angeles live shows will give you something to scream about. LA live music venues are outfitted with killer sound systems, and often feature high-value visual components, gourmet food selections and surprise performances. Many say that you haven't lived until you've experienced a show at Griffith Park's Greek Theatre or the legendary Hollywood Bowl, an outdoor amphitheatre nestled beneath the famous sign. Downtown you'll find Club Nokia for big events and the Staples Center for massive ones, along with the highbrow scene at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The East Side is home to a huge number of LA music venues, from the sister clubs of the Echo and Echoplex to the hipster dive The Satellite. Head west for live shows and concerts at LA's art deco theatres, The Wiltern and the El Rey, or visit West Hollywood's Sunset Strip for a classic performance at the House of Blues.

We have gathered 170 live music venues in the City of Angels. So, which are the best live music venues in Los Angeles? Just scroll down and find the LA live music venues best suited for you.

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Bar Lis

  • 1541 Wilcox Ave

    Los Angeles CA 90028

A French Riviera nightlife scene amid a chic rooftop lounge offering panoramic views of Hollywood and featuring live Jazz every Tuesday.

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The Conga Room

  • 800 W Olympic Blvd

    Los Angeles CA 90015

Located in Downtown LA, this energetic Latin lounge features live bands, DJs, and a large dance floor for salsa dancing. Co-owned by J-Lo, The Conga Room hosts big-name performers in many genres, and is one of the top Latin nightclubs in the city.

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Hotel Cafe

  • 1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd

    Hollywood CA 90028

Neither a hotel nor a cafe, this little gem stands out among the Hollywood powerhouse clubs because it doesn't stand out much at all. It's a little place that attracts some of the biggest KCRW-types.

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The Wiltern

  • 3790 Wilshire Blvd

    Los Angeles CA 90010

Make sure you get tickets to see your favorite band play here quick- this venue has a tendency to attract sold out shows.

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The Craftsman

  • 119 Broadway

    Santa Monica CA 90401

Boasting one of the longest happy hours in Santa Monica (from 4 pm to 8 pm every day), this bar hosts live bands almost every night of the week – including the house band, The Old Fashioned, every Friday.

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The Conga Room

  • 800 West Olympic

    Los Angeles CA 90015

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Novo

  • 800 West Olympic Blvd

    Los Angeles CA 90015

Part of the popular L.A. Live complex in Downtown, this indoor venue (formerly known as Club Nokia) is receiving an upgrade to go with its new name. See big-name rock, hip hop, and pop music acts.

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Levitt Pavilion Pasadena at Memorial Park

  • Raymond Ave between Walnut and Holly

    Pasadena CA 0

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Resident

  • 428 S Hewitt St

    Los Angeles CA 90013

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O'Hearn's Pub

  • 1831 Pacific Coast Hwy

    Lomita CA 90717

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Peppermint Club

  • 8713 Beverly Blvd

    Los Angeles CA 90048

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Rafa's Lounge

  • 1836 W Sunset Blvd

    Los Angeles CA 90026

Great low-key hangout in Echo Park with live-music performances and art openings

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The Music Center

  • 135 North Grand Ave

    Los Angeles CA 90012

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Zebulon

  • 2478 Fletcher Dr

    Los Angeles CA 90039

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The Container Yard

  • 800 East 4th Street

    Los Angeles CA 90013

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The Pasadena Civic

  • 300 E Green St

    Pasadena CA 91101

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The Back Castle

  • 855 West Manchester Ave

    Los Angeles CA 90044

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The Rose

  • 245 East Green Str

    Pasadena CA 91101

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Bren Events Center

  • 100 Mesa Rd

    Irvine CA 92617

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Musicians Institute

  • 6752 Hollywood Blvd

    Los Angeles CA 90028

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Broke LA

  • 695 South Sante Fe

    Los Angeles CA 90013

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Catalina Jazz Club

  • 6725 West Sunset Blvd.

    Los Angeles CA 90028

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OC Fair and Event Center

  • 88 Fair Drive

    Costa Mesa CA 92626

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Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles Macarthur Park

  • West 6th Street & South Park View Street

    Los Angeles CA 0