Online Guide to Top Live Hollywood Music Venues, Clubs & Theatres

live music concertThe Hollywood music scene has grown and now has become popular for its nightlife and music with locals and travelers alike. The area caters to an eclectic taste in music, including country, rock, pop, folk, blues and more. Some of the most popular Music Venues include, The Roxy, Whisky a Go Go, House of Blues Sunset Strip, as well as The Music Box, Catalina Jazz Club, Hotel Cafe, and the Viper Room.

If you’re new to the Hollywood music scene or just trying to figure out where to go to listen to some great bands, this guide should be of great assistance to you. Also, if you have a band, many of these venues have further information thru their website filled with all the booking information you need to try and get your band to perform at that venue.

The Roxy Theatre

9009 West Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Box Office Phone: (310)278-9457
Website: http://theroxyonsunset.com/

Description:
Originally, Neil Young performed as part of The Roxy Theatre opening in 1973. Later in 1975, Bruce Springsteen made a music appearance. Throughout the years, the venue has established themselves among the most influential country Music Venues within Hollywood Music. Besides country, the venue plays host to an eclectic mix, featuring acoustic, bluegrass, dance, electro (Pop, Rock), Electronic, folk, funk, hard rock, hip hop, indie rock, in addition to RB, rock, soul, and techno.

The club has limited parking located between the Roxy and The Rainbow Bar and Grill. However, additional parking is available directly across the street at 9000 Sunset Blvd., as well as further down the road at 8981 and 9092 Sunset Blvd. You can find tickets for the shows through the Roxy Box Office. Currently, office hours run Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:30 and 5:30. In addition, you can pick up will call tickets, in addition to buying tickets 15 minutes before the start of the show. Tickets remain available until 30 minutes after the start of the last band.

Whisky a Go Go

8901 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: (310) 652-4202
Website: http://www.whiskyagogo.com

Description:
Since 1964, Whisky a Go Go has made history as one of the first Rock Hollywood Music venues. Many credit the venue as one of the only Music Venues to start the Rock and Roll scene. Throughout the years, a number of rock and roll icons have played at the venue. Some of the artists include the Doors, as well as Janis Joplin, and Led Zeppelin. The club experienced a surge in their popularity with the addition of their Go Go girl dancers.

Although Whisky a Go Go established their reputation as a Rock and Roll music venue, they have added other types throughout the years. The most notable types of music consist of punk, heavy metal, and new wave. The venue Parking for the Whisky a Go Go costs $5 (though price fluctuates) and is located in the back. They charge a cover charge at the door, which can cost anywhere from $7 and up depending on the band.

The Troubadour

9081 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA
Website: http://www.troubadour.com/

Description:
Originally, the Troubadour club opened in West Hollywood in 1957. During this time, it became one of the largest Hollywood Music venues to offer folk music. Now they rank amongst influential music venues having a role in the establishment of various performers’ future fame. More specifically, they played an influential role within the lives of Van Morrison, Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, Hoyt Axton, in addition to The Byrds, and the Eagles.

During a show, you can find parking across the street, in addition to next door, which is valet parking. Furthermore, parking’s also is available on the local streets as well. However, it is important to read the sign postings. People can buy tickets during the night of the show. The box office sells tickets five minutes before the start of the show and accepts cash only. For advanced tickets, the only way to buy is through TicketFly.

The House of Blues – Sunset Strip

8430 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA
(323) 848-5100

Website: http://www.houseofblues.com/venues/clubvenues/losangeles/

Description:
The House of Blues Los Angeles opened in 1994 within West Hollywood. The music venue primarily plays host to a variety of different music acts. Some of the most notable performances consist of Prince with Maceo Parker and Tupac Shakur.

Parking for the House of Blues cost $15 after 4PM for valet. In general, it is close to impossible to find meters on the street or any other parking that is cheaper.

The Music Box

6126 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Box office : (323) 464-0808 x110
Website: http://themusicbox.la/

Description:
Originally known as the Jane Fonda Theatre, The Music Box roots date back to the roaring twenties. For nearly a century now, they have ranked within the Hollywood Music scene as a central point for nightlife. Today, the Music Venues history continues with the Golden Age refurbishment of the venue. Ultimately, they represent glamour and status and remain one of the prime areas for some of the best musical groups and top bands.

Past concert headliners include: Pearl Jam, Radiohead, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Furthermore, the venue features a number of dance nights as well. Parking for the venue consists of a 500-car parking lot, which is located between Gower and El Centro. During the day, it costs $4 to park and $8 at night (prices may fluctuate). The box office is open from 10 to 6 Monday through Friday.

The Catalina Jazz Club

(323) 570-0221
6725 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Website: http://www.catalinajazzclub.com

Description:
Initially, the Catalina Jazz Club started within Cahuega. The music venues become popular throughout the years for hosting acts as Chick Corea, and Dizzy Gillspie. Presently, they continue to feature some of the most popular jazz acts, such as David Sanborn.

Parking for the music venues located around the corner on McCadden and cost $6 for valet (prices may vary). The Hollywood Music venue requires dinner reservations in addition to a cover charge, due to the two drink minimum policy. In order to make reservations you can go online and fill out their reservation form. They require a minimum of 24 hours in advance reservation in order to ensure availability. Cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to the event.

Hotel Cafe

1623 1/2 N Cahuenga Blvd (Selma Avenue)
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone: (323) 461-2040
Website: http://hotelcafe.com/

Description:
At one time, the Hotel Cafe existed only as a small coffee shop. However, the music venues become one of the premier destinations for singers and songwriters today. Some of their different acts include: Jason Mraz, Death Cab for Cutie, as well as Weezer. In addition, they play solo acts as well.

People can find parking behind the Hotel Cafe, as well as other lots within the neighborhood. Parking is clearly marked with street signs. However, people can choose to park on the street as well. The best places to find ticket information is on their site next to the performer. There you will find information pertaining to pricing and other things.

The Viper Room

8852 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: (310) 358-1880
Website: http://viperroom.com/

Description:
The Viper Room has become one of the music venues where local, tourists and celebrities come together to see live shows, dance to a DJ, as well as just sit back with a drink. However, they do not have much seating available. Primarily, the Hollywood Music venue is small, featuring mostly rock shows.

Some of the most notable acts include Iggy Pop, Pearl Jam, as well as Tom Petty. Commonly, celebrities people spot celebrities hanging out within the venue. Overall, most of the parking consists on the street. Therefore, they suggest reading the sign postings. Generally, the venue does not have a cover charge except for certain nights listed on their website.

Regardless of whether you are looking to see hip-hop, rap, rock, country, or any other genre of music, you are sure to find a venue in Hollywood which caters to your music taste.

All information subject to change at any time without notice. Information deemed reliable at time of publishing.













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Comments

  1. I have been to “The House of Blues – Sunset Strip. Love the idea that there’s so much history in some of these clubs. It gives a sense of nostalgia when you visit the place.

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