Hollywood isn’t just about celebrities and movie premieres – it is also home to some of the most famous live music venues in the country. The flashy neighborhood attracts big name artists as well as local, up-and-coming bands. Check out a show at one of these legendary venues for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Hollywood truly is a music lover's paradise!
This intimate venue is the perfect place to discover talented, up-and-coming artists and musicians. Grab some drinks at the cozy in-house bar before the show. The small venue fills up fast, so try to snag one of the tables or lounge chairs. Otherwise, you can enjoy the show from the standing-room-only area in front of the stage for a truly epic, up-close-and-personal experience!
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
While this historic venue is best known for its outdoor movie screenings during the summer, it also hosts many unique concerts year round. Attending a concert in a cemetery might seem a little spooky, but the laid-back atmosphere and large open lawn allow for an incredible experience. Feel free to bring your own blankets, picnics, and drinks.
You can find this enormous legendary record store in Hollywood, San Francisco, and Berkeley. The Hollywood store, known as the “world’s largest independent record store,” is located in a former bowling alley and stocks over 100,000 new and used records, CDs, and cassettes. But Amoeba is more than just a record store – it is also one of the top live performance venues in Hollywood. Amoeba hosts intimate performances and signings most nights of the week.
The Fonda Theatre
This historic venue has been putting on incredible live performances since the 1920’s. Watch the show from the main floor or the upstairs balcony, both of which are first-come-first-served. You can also lounge on the comfy sofas on the outdoor patio, where the music is projected on an exterior wall. The small venue has multiple bars where you can grab a drink or two while enjoying an impressive performance.