Music soothes the savage beast, but if it’s hot enough, it can also awaken the wild animal who resides deep inside you. What better time to awaken the beast than while on vacation? Los Angeles is a city that harbors the most creative types: television stars, movie actors, and of course, musicians who instinctively know how to touch our souls! Whether you prefer to bang your head, scream your emotions, or twang about your wife who left you and took your dog, these live music hot spots in Los Angeles are where you want to be when the music starts again!
The Greek Theater, 2700 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles
Historically important and technologically restored, the Greek Theater is an outdoor live music in Los Angeles grandstand that has hosted the best of all music genres. Rock, reggae, country, and even classical performers have made it to the Greek!
Sassafras Saloon, 1233 Vine Street, Los Angeles
We have to admit that the initial charm of this dynamic venue for live music in Los Angeles is in saying its name over and over; we feel sassy when we get it right! But if the name is what initial tempts you, the music will make you never want to leave. The bands change regularly, but the one thing that stays the same is the sassy charm of this unique live music venue!
The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
If variety is the spice of life, the Wiltern has the hottest flavors. Every night is different in this magnificent art deco theater. Featuring swing nights, classical music, and top rock performances as well as movie nights and an underground lounge that serves delicious meals and refreshing beverages, THIS might be the venue for live music in Los Angeles of our dreams!
Villains Tavern, 1356 Palmetto Street, Los Angeles
Only original music is played at this local Honky Tonk—no cover bands allowed. If you love good food, imaginative adult beverages, and the best live music in Los Angeles (who doesn’t, right?), Villains Tavern will be at the top of your live music venue itinerary!
Hollywood Bowl, 2301 North Highland Drive, Los Angeles
If you haven’t heard of “The Bowl,” you must be from a foreign planet. The Hollywood Bowl is an iconic amphitheater in Los Angeles known throughout the world for its musical extravaganzas! Featuring everything from country and rock to the classical music of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, this might just be our favorite place to bang our heads and tap our toes as we dance in our seats under the stars!