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From the open air amphitheater of the Santa Barbara Bowl to the stages and scenes of State Street, there is sure to be music to your ears just around the corner. Take a look here for upcoming performances, concerts, festivals and special musical events.
The Music Academy of the West presents the nation's preeminent symphony orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, in its Santa Barbara Bowl debut. Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the Philharmonic in an all-American program under the stars, overlooking the ocean.
Nate Birkey's quiet but intense demeanor typifies an artist restlessly pursuing the evolution of his own musical personality. As composer, trumpeter and vocalist, he imbues warmth and broiling energy into his music.
The Linda Vega Dance Studio in Santa Barbara has contributed toward shaping the course of Spanish dance by presenting innovative music, costumes and choreographies, while preserving the traditional spirit of flamenco.
Enjoy live music by Nombres - Playing Rock 'n Roll. Guests are encouraged bring a picnic, low-back chairs and blankets. Georgia's Smokehouse food truck will be onsite and beverages will be available for purchase at the Goleta Valley Historical Society's Information Booth.
Music Academy faculty artists and visiting artists from the New York Philharmonic join forces in the West Coast Premiere of Steve Reich’s Quartet, a duo for clarinets with piano by Ponchielli, contemporary composer Joseph Turrin’s accented Fandango, and a string trio by Ernő von Dohnányi, and more.
Old Spanish Days Fiesta event provides an education to residents and visitors about the history, customs and traditions of the American Indian, Spanish, Mexican and early American settlers. Enjoy live international performances, parades and much more entertainment!
Celebrate Fiesta where it all began at Casa Cantina in the Courtyard of the historic Casa de la Guerra. Part of the annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebration, locals and visitors alike are invited to to enjoy live music, sip a cold cerveza, margarita, or glass of wine and celebrate at the home of Fiesta!
Live music at the Good Bar! Check website for specific performances.
Electronic duo Coyote Kisses has been mesmerizing listeners worldwide with their explosive new sound and prolific compositional technique.
Traditional Irish Music alive & well in Santa Barbara so join Dannsair for a tune and a pint!
Fiesta Forever! Featuring music by Well Groomed and Sparx at the world famous El Paseo Restaurant & Bar.
Join Music Academy of the West and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art for a 60-minute concert featuring Music Academy Fellows. Complimentary tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 1:30 pm at SBMA’s Park Entrance.
Las Noches de Ronda, "Nights of Gaiety", is held in the famous Sunken Gardens of the beautiful Santa Barbara County Courthouse. The evening performances feature spectacular dances and songs from the fire of flamenco to the charm of Mexican folklórico dances. Over 200 performers entertain nightly and donate their time to this wonderful event.
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