Concerts &Live Music
From soul-soothing nights at the symphony to raucous rock shows, Anaheim sets the rhythm for the Southern California sound. Punk, surf rock and ska bands from Orange County have helped shape popular music, but on any given night you can hear pretty much any genre of live music on stage in and around Anaheim, California.
House of Blues
Situated at the Anaheim GardenWalk, the House of Blues Anaheim is one of the most convenient places to see concerts in Orange County. An on-site dance club and restaurant serve to enhance the top acts that the venue draws. The 2,200-seat concert hall hosts both up-and-coming acts and your favorites. In the House of Blues’s history here in Anaheim, concert-goers have seen sets from chart-toppers like Boys II Men and Lana Del Rey.
THE RANCH Restaurant & Saloon is located in the heart of Anaheim and comprises three venues under one roof: restaurant, saloon and events venue. Voted "Best Place for Country Music & Line Dancing in Orange County"—two years in a row!— THE RANCH features the best in live country music on a 40-foot concert stage with a state-of-the-art sound system. Guests can learn the two-step, West Coast swing and line dancing from top dance instructors, sip an exclusive selection of whiskey and feast on a menu that includes the famous 58-ounce Cowboy Ribeye!
The City National Grove of Anaheim is in a beautiful building just a couple miles from the Disneyland® Resort and offers a lively space to see top artists. With 1,700 seats, it’s an intimate venue considering the caliber of talent that comes through.
Anaheim Convention Center
Right across the way from the Disneyland® Resort, Anaheim Convention Center concerts are the highlights of annual conventions, which have seen sets from the likes of Metallica and Stevie Wonder. It’s no wonder the Anaheim Convention Center rocks.
Take advantage of Orange County’s ideal weather at the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa or the Five Points Amphitheater in Irvine. These outdoor venues offer an opportunity to spend a night under the stars while listening to the biggest names in music. The Garden Amp, in the heart of Garden Grove, offers outdoor music in a more intimate setting with a focus on the dynamic Orange County music scene.
The Segerstrom Center of the Arts hosts the Pacific Symphony at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. The symphony strives to preserve classical music in Orange County. Their inspiring annual programming includes baroque and classical symphonies, as well as orchestral performances of popular music and favorites from Disney cartoons.
Those looking for an Anaheim music festival can get a taste of local jam bands and DJs every summer at the OC Music Festival. The dance grooves and laid-back vibes up in Irvine Lake allow you to let your hair down and enjoy the perfectly cool Orange County weather. If you want to sway in the beach breeze, check out the Ohana Fest. This three-day celebration hits Dana Point every fall drawing the biggest names in alternative rock. The lineup changes every year, but it’s curated by Eddie Vedder and he always headlines one night of the rocking weekend.
Anaheim draws the biggest names in music. Icons like The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Madonna are just a few of the can’t-miss acts that have rocked Angel Stadium on their world tours. Home of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, the Honda Center has hosted the biggest names in music, from hometown heroes No Doubt to heartthrob Justin Bieber. Fun fact: the No. 2 all-time selling rock band, The Eagles, played one of their first gigs backing Linda Ronstadt at Disneyland.