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Top 10 Places to Experience Live Music in LA

Who else lives for going out and enjoying some live music? Yeah we do too, and you’ve come to the right place to discover where to find it! Dancing around with your friends, singing along to the music, it’s such a hyped up atmosphere for a weekend activity to do with friends. We scoped out top places in the LA area to experience live music that will definitely set the mood for your next night out. 

The Lodge Room

Address: 104 N Ave 56 2nd floor, Los Angeles, CA 90042

The Lodge Room is guaranteed to give you pure vibes, featuring an abundance of bands and artists, and bringing people together through so many different genres of music. From Indie, to Reggae and Jazz, this venue never fails to provide a unique experience to an array of diverse music lovers. Don’t forget to grab your tickets online in advance and get a deliciously crafted drink at the bar before the show starts! You can view all of their upcoming events at their website or social media platforms!

The Lodge Room – Photo by Flaunt Magazine

LACMA Art Museum

Address: 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

In an elaborate artsy space, unwind on a Friday night at the LACMA art museum with live jazz performances. The museum will be curating live jazz sessions until the end of the year every Friday so hurry while you still can! Tour the museum before the session and head over to nearby Little Ethiopia for amazing food afterwards, if you’re looking to try something new. Visit their website to learn more about their upcoming performances and find the your vibe amongst the many shows.

LACMA Art Museum – Photo by LA Events Now

The Sun Rose on Sunset

Address: 8430 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

The perfect night is waiting for you at the Sun Rose on Sunset Blvd. Walk the Sunset strip for amazing food options then find yourself heading over to The Sun Rose for an amazing live music experience. RSVP online and get there early to grab seats (they’re first come first serve!) before there crowds rush in. This venue has a beautifully designed bar and great service. Sit back, enjoy tasty food and drinks, over the sound of live music on Sunset Blvd for the perfect LA experience.

The Sun Rose on Sunset – Photo by the Sun Rose

Mama Shelter

Address: 6500 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Mama Shelter is both a chic hotel and delicious restaurant, but what many don’t know is that they also have some of the best live music sessions on their rooftop venue. Overlook Los Angeles while getting wined and dined over live bands and funky DJ sets. This venue features returning band sessions throughout the week, so enjoy an array of songs and tunes that will be bumping. Take a look at their media and website for upcoming events, to see which one’s spark your interest the most!

Mama Shelter – Photo by Lost and Curious

The Sofitel Beverly Hills

Address: 8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

You now have Monday night plans! Experience a wonderful jazz hub Monday nights at the Riviera 31 located at The Sofitel Hotel in Beverly Hills. This venue caters to a more mature 21+ audience and offers seating with bottle service, too. Whether it’s a wild girls night out or a special date night, The Sofitel will serenade you into the night for an exciting, enjoyable experience.

The Sofitel Beverly Hills – Photo by The Sofitel

Bar Lis LA

Address: 1541 Wilcox Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

For a chic feel and a night full of wonderful photo ops, head over to rooftop venue, Bar Lis LA. This sophisticated France-inspired venue will definitely give you the Instagram photos you’ve been looking for and set the vibe over carefully crafted cocktails and live music. Curated music platform, Jazz Eclectic LA, makes an appearance every Tuesday night, (our tip is hit up a local Taco Tuesday spot before coming in). Experience the world of Jazz while feeling like you’re visiting Cote D’Azur, during a night out at Bar Lis LA.

Bar Lis LA – Photo by Bar Lis LA

Bacari Silverlake

Address: 3626 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

In a beautiful nature-felt venue surrounded by trees, Bacari Silverlake provides their guests with great food and drinks and occasional live music sets. This open air venue will give you a refreshing night out in the midst of a busy city. Book your reservations in advance to ensure your seat at this unique restaurant and bar experience.

Bacari Silverlake – Photo by Eater LA

Whiskey a Go Go

Address: 8901 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

For those that want to let out their inner rock fantasy, Whisky a Go Go is the perfect spot. This venue caters to Rock and Roll music lovers in the heart of West Hollywood. Some of the most influential rock bands have been through the doors of Whisky a Go Go such as Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, and more. Enjoy and rock on!

Whisky a Go Go – Photo by Whiskey a Go Go

Candle Lights

Address: Multiple Locations – Visit Fever for more information on upcoming events

Candle light concerts are the most romantic thing that happened to LA! This is the perfect place for you and that special someone to have the best date night ever, or you can even take yourself out on a romantic night. This experience sets the mood with candles covering the venue and talented musicians playing their instruments into the night at some of the most beautiful venues in Los Angeles. Each candlelight has its own musical theme so take a look at some options and have the most romantic night of your life. 

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The Silverlake Lounge

Address: 2906 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

For a more traditional live music experience, The Silverlake Lounge will soon become your go-to place to visit. With a strong reputation of being one of the oldest venues in East LA, this venue showcases local indie rockers, comedy, and drag queen nights! Be sure to catch their lively happy hour from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM and enjoy an entertaining live show with a drink in hand and a smile on your face.

Silverlake Lounge – Photo by Indie on the Move