The Best Things to Do in L.A. On a Rainy Day: Concerts

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From legendary music acts to rising stars, venues across L.A. presenting unforgettable concerts.

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72. STAPLES Center

Located at the spectacular L.A. LIVE entertainment complex in Downtown L.A., STAPLES Center is home to the NBA's Lakers and Clippers, the WNBA's Sparks and the NHL's Kings. STAPLES Center hosts world-class performances and special events throughout the year.

Walt Disney Concert Hall at the Music Center

73. Walt Disney Concert Hall

Walt Disney Concert Hall is an architectural and acoustic marvel. The stunning Frank Gehry-designed venue offers classical concerts by the acclaimed LA Phil, one of the country's finest orchestras. For more info and to purchase tickets, visit the LA Phil website.

The Wiltern

74. The Wiltern

Originally built in 1931, The Wiltern is located near Koreatown at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue. The Wiltern and the adjacent 12-story Pellissier Building are considered among the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in the country, and have been named to the National Register of Historic Places and declared a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument. 

El Rey Theatre

75. El Rey Theatre

First opened as a movie house in 1936, the El Rey Theatre was designed by Clifford A. Balch, known for designing over twenty Art Deco movie houses around Southern California. After nearly 50 years as a first run movie theater, the Art Deco gem was converted to a live music venue in 1994. Five decades later, the El Rey was converted to a live music venue, and was designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 1991. 

UCLA Royce Hall
Royce Hall | Photo: UCLA Newsroom

76. Royce Hall

Built in 1929 as one of UCLA’s first campus structures, the landmark Royce Hall, a symbol of both intellectual and artistic excellence, presents a wide-ranging, eclectic lineup like the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Los Angeles International Dance Festival and David Sedaris. It is modeled after Milan’s Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio.

The Forum 1

77. The Forum

For many years, The Forum was considered one of L.A.'s greatest sports and events venues, home to the "Showtime" Lakers, the Great Gretzky, the "Miracle on Manchester" and countless music concerts. The Forum continues to book a wide range of top international music acts like Ariana Grande and iHeartRadio.