As the entertainment capital of the world, there is no shortage of incredible live music venues to see up and coming talent as well as major headliners in Los Angeles. With a plethora of artists performing at various venues throughout the Southland, the question isn't about who to see, but where to see them. Whether you're looking for an amazingly exclusive experience or an escape under the stars, you are guaranteed to find your fix somewhere within the Los Angeles area. Check out three of the greatest music venues to see concerts in Los Angeles and dance the night away.
Subtly enclosed within the mega-entertainment complex, L.A. Live, lies the surprisingly intimate Club Nokia. Despite its moniker, Club Nokia hosts a diverse array of musical talent ranging from electro-dance mavens, Passion Pit, to neo-soul goddess, Erykah Badu, ensuring that music lovers of any genre can have an incredible time there. Through general admission tickets and its relatively small scale, seating 2,300 people, there is no better venue to rock out with your favorite artist. Additionally, the acoustics of Club Nokia resonate with an auditory utopia worlds apart from your average concert hall to send each concertgoer into a state of sublime euphoria.
For the classic, massive dance hall experience, check out the Hollywood Palladium, located right alongthe illuminated Sunset Boulevard. The venue is a historical landmark in its own right and despite its recent renovations, continues to pay homage to the glory of its past through its art deco marquis and vast ballroom. Although the Hollywood Palladium can host nearly twice as many people as Club Nokia, its standing room only tickets and novel half-moon layout provide everyone with the unrivaled opportunity to fully thrive in the boundless energy that rages across the ground floor. The Palladium also features balcony areas for those in search of a chill listening experience.
By far one of the more unique venues, the Hollywood Bowl is the treasure of Los Angeles. Tucked in along the Hollywood Hills, this open-air amphitheater is a blissful retreat from the steady congestion of the Los Angeles Basin. Although regular concerts don't begin to fill up the star-studded concert calendar until June, the Bowl is regularly leased out to feature major names, such as Fleetwood Mac and Florence and the Machine. Eternal summer evenings are the best nights to check out the Bowl, however, because of the vibrant and laidback aura that fills the balmy air. Be sure to pack a picnic and a bottle of wine, which you and your friends can enjoy on the premises before the show begins, to fully savor the sounds of summer.
By Jackie DeJesse, Party Earth writer.
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