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Dream Cars!!!

My daughter was visiting and loves the No Doubt band (minus Gwen) so I got tickets to see them as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Deborah R
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The best most magical place to see a concert!

It feels so intimate and private nestled in the Montecito hills! If you ever see an artist you like... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Los Angeles, California
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1122 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-2336
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter was visiting and loves the No Doubt band (minus Gwen) so I got tickets to see them as they opened for Incubus. The Bowl is a unique and fabulous music venue! Smack in the middle of a residential area with gorgeous views of...More

Thank Deborah R
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

It feels so intimate and private nestled in the Montecito hills! If you ever see an artist you like here, do anything to get tickets! It will be a highlight of your life memories!

Thank AlwaysBeachFirst
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Great spot. Beautiful view down to the ocean. Have wonderful groups perform here and the sound is great.

Thank KN2026
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Had an excellent night with the Avett Bros! It’s always a pleasure attending the Bowl. Take my advice wear good walking shoes. We paid gentleman to give us a ride on his trike from the parking lot to the entrance. We rode the trolley up...More

Thank Hairup
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

First time back to the SB Bowl since 1989 and it is still amazing. Fantastic acoustics and no bad seats. Fun had by everyone. Parking still the same problem but used Uber from downtown and took away the headache. Have to return again soon

Thank 549deanv
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to see a concert in the summer! Wonderful venue, overlooks the ocean. Very cool design tied into the SB design motif. It's an absolutely beautiful venue. Loved it. Great craft beer. The only thing is it is an uphill walk...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

What a great spot for music. Setting. Layout. Accessibility. Volunteers were friendly and terrific. Easy to get in and out. Take Uber or other.

Thank Loren N
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We saw Hans Zimmer recently and had front row seats , amazing! The view was incredible, sound was rich and seats so comfy! Well worth the extra money. Nothing beats the outdoor ambience of the Santa Barbara Bowl, hearing your favorite artist under a blanket...More

Thank Don H
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Visited for the first time to see Bryan Ferry. What a great venue! A steady climb up to the auditorium from street level but rewarded by the great setting. Food and facilities on offer. Really enjoyed this venue for an outdoor concert.

Thank CharlieTaylor
Reviewed 10 August 2017

went to the bowl to see brain Wilson it was enjoyable. I will say bring a seat cushion and try to find a parking spot you're in a neighborhood so can be tough!

Thank cootdecwa
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2 August 2017|
Response from Dutchman101 | Reviewed this property |
The floor section is flat. You are going to be able to see, it is a wonderful venue. Floor seats will work just fine, even if you are "vertically challenged"...
21 May 2017|
Response from Scott M | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, You can get dropped of almost right at the ticket window and entrance gate.