The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, Willie Nelson, the Black Eyed Peas, Snoop Dogg: it’s hard to think of a musician who hasn’t played in the San Gabriel Valley.
Elegant baroque chambers, earthy blues and rock clubs, classical theaters, and world-shaking arenas: the valley offers music for everyone’s ears.
Arcadia Blues Club
A down-home bar that regularly hosts blues acts.
16 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91006
Athletic Garage Dance Center
Primarily a dance studio, Athletic Garage also offers dance and music recitals in a variety of styles.
121 Waverly Dr, Pasadena, CA 91105
Big Bridges & Little Bridges Auditoriums
Among the many Claremont Colleges venues for music and theater, “Big Bridges” offers concerts, ballet, and celebrity speakers, while “Little Bridges” boasts incredible acoustics for classical performances (often free) in a stunningly carved wooden hall.
4th Street & College Ave, Claremont CA 91711
This club-style venue hosts well-known groups.
5060 E N Montclair Plaza Ln, Montclair, CA 91763
Covina Center for the Performing Arts
This historic theater in downtown Covina hosts cover bands and theatrical productions.
104 N Citrus Ave, Covina, CA 91723
A converted art deco movie palace, the Fox Theater hosts major names in rock as well as specialty events.
301 Garey Ave, Pomona, CA 91766
Up-and-coming bands (and some big names) play this low-key rock venue, which also features a record store.
200 W 2nd St, Pomona, CA 91766
Louise K. Taylor Performing Arts Center
Local theater, recitals, and concerts, administered by the Monrovia Unified School District.
845 W Colorado Blvd, Monrovia, CA 91016
No Future Cafe
A youth-oriented art space that offers monthly concerts as well as art shows and gaming.
1500 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91106
An intimate candlelit restaurant venue that hosts well-known bands and local acts.
245 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101
The Rose Bowl
In addition to hosting the massively popular Rose Bowl Game every New Year, “America’s Stadium” has hosted the Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, and BTS.
1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA 91103
San Gabriel Mission Playhouse
A beautiful venue that hosts concerts, theater, and weekly silent films.
320 S Mission Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776
Westerbeck Recital Hall
Pasadena City College hosts 80 professional and student recitals every year.
1570 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106
Friendly bar hosting regular live reggae, jazz, and Irish music.
1881 E Washington Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91104