From headlining spots to dimly lit dive bars, meet to the beat of your own drum in Downtown LA. See the list of some of the top live music venues around the convention campus that will strike a chord with your attendees.
The Sounds of Music at L.A. LIVE
Downtown LA brings a type of energy to meetings and events, one that hits just the right note—and at its vibrant core is L.A. LIVE. This indoor-outdoor entertainment complex features over 20 restaurants, exceptional clubs, live entertainment and The GRAMMY Museum, where the legacy of music lives on. After a day of meetings at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), experience what’s now playing at L.A. LIVE in DTLA.
The GRAMMY Museum
Experience an iconic DTLA entertainment venue that will immerse your attendees in the magic of music, past and present. The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE contains over two dozen exhibits that feature music that has been honored by the prestigious GRAMMY Awards, spanning many genres and generations.
Experience music in an unmatched setting at Microsoft Theater. Preferred by performers and fans alike, this stunning 7,100-seat indoor venue for concerts and live entertainment features upscale amenities and comfort, four levels of concessions and numerous spaces for pre- and post-party events for performers, bands, clients and VIPS throughout the venue.
Located at the L.A. LIVE complex and next to the LACC, the Crypto.com Arena is a world-class sports and entertainment venue that hosts a variety of major, high-profile events ranging from professional sports to prestigious concerts, awards shows and more.
Accommodating over 2,300 guests, the Novo at L.A. LIVE is an indoor event venue for emerging music acts and cultural shows. It also provides a unique space for corporate events and private parties.
Bringing in 1,000 guests per night, the Conga Room at L.A. LIVE is a popular Latin nightclub, restaurant and live entertainment venue recognized for its music, dancing, dining and atmosphere.
Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge
What if you could meet, eat, dance to music and go bowling at the same time? Lucky Strike at L.A. LIVE features a restaurant, bar and a nightclub atmosphere paired with 18 bowling lanes and giant video screens above the pins. The lounge is complete with billiards and a private event space with four separate lanes.
More Surround-Sound Spaces for Music & Meetings
Downtown LA is full of visionary venues where meetings and music blend to hit just the right note.
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Walt Disney Concert Hall became a LA icon the moment it opened its doors to the public in 2003. The world-class music venue seats more than 2,000 people and has received worldwide critical acclaim and praise from concertgoers for its stunning architecture and extraordinary sound.
Home to some of the greatest live entertainment in LA history, the restored Orpheum Theatre continues to host live music for groups to enjoy a different kind of session—a jam session. With its central downtown location, the Orpheum’s spacious auditorium offers newly-installed upholstered seats and comfortable accommodation for over 2,000 people.
Outdoor Music Venues in DTLA
Thanks to the beautiful year-round weather, LA is home to some of the best outdoor music venues and shows in the country. Whatever genre your group likes to groove to, there are music events taking place day and night.
Grand Park & The Music Center Plaza
When it comes to outdoor music venues, Grand Park is one of LA’s best. This dynamic 12-acre public park is in the heart of Downtown’s cultural and civic center—and the adjacent Music Center Plaza also offers a 35,000 square-foot urban oasis overlooking the park and the iconic City Hall.
Groups can unwind with a night out at La Cita—a bar, music venue and dance club in the heart of Downtown LA that features live music, DJ tunes and a large outdoor patio.
Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts
After a day of meetings, groups can head over to Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park to enjoy free live music. Levitt LA curates a wide range of music genres that reflect the community's diversity.
Meetings, Music & All That Jazz
One of the pillars of music and culture around the world, jazz has been an integral part of the LA experience for decades.
Featuring unobstructed views of DTLA, Perch is a French-inspired rooftop bistro with two outdoor fireplaces, lounge and table seating both indoors and out. Groups who arrive for their meeting on Sunday can enjoy brunch accompanied by a jazzy quartet performance, followed by soulful sounds into the night—and even more rhythmic renditions of retro every Monday night.
A true LA resurrection story, Rhythm Room is one of Downtown LA’s top underground bars where live jazz plays as it did in the original space. Plus, attendees will find games and entertainment throughout the venue.
Live Music Lineups & Local Events
Groups meeting in Downtown LA will find a variety of local live music events annually in and around the Convention Campus. See some of the annual events that are happening while you’re here.
The Music Center's popular Dance DTLA series is on select Friday nights during the summer and offers free lessons and dancing under the stars. Dance DTLA is free and open to all ages.
Grand Performances presents world-class music, dance, theater, and more at California Plaza. Get more information and the events’ 2023 schedule to plan ahead for your LA meeting.
Spend a summer evening under the stars while catching a concert at one of the most famous venues in the world—the Hollywood Bowl. The amphitheater is a premier destination for live music with the capacity to host 500 people inside and 18,000 people outside.
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