Whether you’re visiting Los Angeles on a romantic hotel package or for business, there’s no denying the expansive relationship that the city has with the arts. Whilst most people will associate Los Angeles with filmmaking and Hollywood, the wealth of music to come out of the city is beyond measure. From hip hop to rock music, the city has produced some of the best-known musicians known in the world, including the Black Eyed Peas and Janet Jackson to name but two.
So, if you find yourself at a loose end one evening during a stay in California, here are the venues where you’ll find everything from world-class superstars to the band you’ll hire for your Miyako Hybrid Hotel wedding.
Hidden away in the Hollywood Hills is a venue that every guest at hotels in Torrance California should visit once in their life. Dating back to 1922 when the LA Philharmonic turned it into a performance space, the domed outdoor venue packs a dazzlingly varied programme every summer, from big names in pop and country to classical concerts.
El Rey Theatre
An art deco gem just off of Miracle Mile, the El Rey Theatre is a neon signed gig space that has seen the likes of Lana Del Rey perform before they hit the big time. The intimate setting and stunning building make this a great starting point for those who like to smugly exclaim that they “saw them before they got big”.
The Theatre At Ace Hotel
A hybrid hip music venue and equally hip hotel, Theatre At Ace was developed from a movie studio into a music venue back in 2014. The 1920s’ style extravagance adds to the allure and sees a programme of eclectic lectures, gigs and everything in between. Its atmosphere makes for a great night out during your stay at Los Angeles romantic hotels such as the Miyako Hybrid.
The Greek Theatre is located in Griffith Park and is known for its stunning design as an outdoor Greek temple. This incredible venue hosts massive summer shows that can hold more than 6000. Dating back to the 1920s’, this famous outdoor venue rivals the Hollywood Bowl in its summer programming and has seen the likes of Elton John, Frank Sinatra and more recently Thom Yorke of Radiohead fame play its atmospheric stage.
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Though associated with the Disney Company, the surprisingly varied programming of this huge music venue has meant that the likes of Nick Cave, Bjork and Sigur Ros have all played the 2265 capacity music hall alongside the assumed classical acts. The Walt Disney Concert Hall was built in 2003 and is famous for its ornate concert organ that hangs above the main stage.
Vibrato Grill Jazz
For a cultured date night, you can’t get much cooler than the classic jazz club at Vibrato Grill. The fine-dining menu of steaks and seafood would be enough in and of itself, but the live jazz programme curated by Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Herb Alpert elevates this Bel Air club to stratospheric heights.
Hotel Cafe is a great place to catch some contemporary folk acts and next years biggest singer-songwriters. Expect intimate sets and local talent taking the stage every week during programmed tours and open mic nights.