Where The Stars Are Born

It would be an understatement to say that Angelenos take their music seriously. You’ve come to the right place, whether you’re an acoustic rock aficionado or more into jazz fusion, whether you prefer classical or New Wave or good ‘ole rock ‘n’ roll. Some of the venues are iconic, the Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood Palladium and the Greek Theatre among them. Others are up-and-coming, where the next Rolling Stones may be debuting tonight. You never know. We just ask that you share with us what you find out.

Here are some of the most renowned music and cultural venues in Los Angeles.

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 972-7211

The cornerstone of The Music Center of Los Angeles County, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is home to the Los Angeles Opera where Plácido Domingo, its General Director, and his artistic and administrative team, present stunning operatic productions.

El Rey Theatre
5515 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 936-1247

Located on Wilshire Boulevard's Miracle Mile, the El Rey Theatre embodies modern day entertainment with extravagant dance events, live performances and private celebrations. Performers like Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello and Bon Jovi prefer this Los Angeles concert venue for its close quarters and unique insiders' vibe.

Greek Theatre
2700 North Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 665- 5875

This picturesque outdoor theatre in Griffith Park hosts premier Los Angeles shows in an intimate setting complete with breathtaking site lines. Enjoy top artists perform in state-of-the-art acoustics, and discover why the legendary Greek Theatre has become a cultural icon of LA and a world-renowned venue.

Hollywood Bowl
2301 N. Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 436-2827

The summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Hollywood Bowl presents thrilling evenings of extraordinary Hollywood concerts, dining under the stars and spectacular fireworks. Legendary artists such as Pavarotti, Barbara Streisand, The Beatles, Garth Brooks, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, and a host of others have headlined star-studded shows at this L.A. landmark.

Hollywood Paladium
6215 Sunset Boulevard
Hollywood, CA
(323) 962-3415

Since opening in 1940 as the home of the "King of the Big Band Ballrooms," The Hollywood Palladium has hosted every major musical performer from Frank Sinatra to the Grateful Dead, to the Rolling Stones, and countless other Hollywood concerts.

Hollywood & Highland Center
6801 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 308-6300

Since opening in November 2001, the Hollywood & Highland Center, located in the heart of historic Hollywood, has hosted a range of prestigious artists and events including the Academy Awards Ceremonies, Celine Dion, Barry Manilow, American Ballet Theatre, the AFI Life Achievement Awards, ESPY Awards, the American Idol Finals, and IRIS, Cirque du Soleil’s latest ambitious offering.

Shrine Auditorium
665 W. Jefferson Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 749-5123

Le Parc is one of the top hotels near Shrine Auditorium, a one-of-a-kind, 6,300 seat Los Angeles concert venue that hosts touring companies from all over the world, assorted gospel and choral groups, and other musical acts, such as David Bowie, U2, and others, as well as high-profile televised awards shows such as the American Music Awards and the Grammys.

Staples Center
865 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 624-3100

Home to the NBA’s Lakers and Clippers, the WNBA’s Sparks and the NHL’s Kings, since opening with none other than the Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen, the Staples Center has staged major concerts by big-name music acts including Barbara Streisand, Bette Midler, Eric Clapton, the Eurythmics, Madonna, and the Eagles, with special guest appearances by Jackson Browne and Linda Ronstadt.

The Microsoft Theatre
777 Chick Hearn Court
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 763-6000

If you are hoping to see live entertainment in Los Angeles you must visit the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. The 7,100-seat venue features artists like the Eagles, Dixie Chicks, Sugarland and Queens of the Stone Age. In addition, the Microsoft Theatre has hosted many exciting events like the So You Think You Can Dance? Tour and “American Music Awards” show.

The Walt Disney Concert Hall
135 N. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 972-7211

The Walt Disney Concert Hall is one of the most recognized architectural landmarks on the West Coast as well as one of the world's most sophisticated performance venues. Home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, it features over 150 concerts annually. Come experience some of the most unforgettable Los Angeles cultural events here.

The Wiltern Theater
3790 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 380-5005

This Art Deco Landmark, with seating up to 2,200, hosts a wide variety of artists and events including Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Peter Frampton, Michael Buble, Steve Winwood, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and comedians, including Ellen Degeneres.

Saban Theatre
8440 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(323) 655-0111

An Art Deco landmark, the historic Saban Theatre is located in Beverly Hills, California. It was designed by architect S. Charles Lee and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Forum
3900 W. Manchester Blvd
Inglewood, CA 90305
(310) 330-7300

Nicknamed the Fabulous Forum, this iconic indoor arena in Inglewood was once home to the L.A. Lakers. Revived in recent years, it is now the largest performance venue in the U.S. designed with a focus on music and entertainment.