3 Days of Music in Los Angeles

Hollywood Bowl fireworks
Photo: Hollywood Bowl

You'll hit all the right notes with three days of live music in Los Angeles. Your home base is Hollywood, where the outdoor concert options include the world-famous Hollywood Bowl and The Ford. Stay tuned in with shows on the Sunset Strip and Downtown LA. Along the way, you'll shop LA's music mecca, visit a custom guitar shop, and even take a lesson. Rock on!

NOTE: Hours and opening dates change frequently. Check individual websites for updated information.

Day 1

Baby, you're a star. Hollywood is renowned for its movies and studios, but it's also home to some of LA's most famous music venues. Visit Hollywood Forever, the final resting place for musicians like Chris Cornell, Scott Weiland, Dee Dee and Johnny Ramone. Check out the iconic Capitol Records Building, where legends like Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and The Beach Boys recorded their hits. Shop LA's music mecca, Amoeba Hollywood. For tonight's concert, the options are endless - every music genre, indoor venues, and outdoor amphitheatres. Start and end your night in the red-hot Vinyl District - dinner in the former music studio where David Bowie and Stevie Wonder recorded; and a post-concert nightcap at a French Riviera-inspired rooftop bar.

Mel's Drive-In Sunset Blvd
Mel's Drive-In (AKA Ben Frank's)

Ben Frank's was a fave of the Stones and Frank Zappa.

Silverlake Conservatory of Music
Silverlake Conservatory of Music

Ensemble classes and private lessons for all skill levels.

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Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Respect to two Ramones, Chris Cornell and Scott Weiland.

Dr. Dre, 50 Cent and Eminem at 50 Cent's Walk of Fame ceremony in Hollywood
Hollywood Walk of Fame

Look for the stars of generations of musicians.

Capitol Records Building
Capitol Records

Iconic building and legendary recording studio.

The new location of Amoeba Music on Hollywood Blvd.
Amoeba Music

Shop the music mecca at its new home on Hollywood Blvd.

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Grandmaster Recorders

Modern Italian and a rooftop bar in a historic studio space.

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The Fonda Theatre

1920s venue hosts all genres of live music concerts.

Hollywood Bowl fireworks
Hollywood Bowl

Picnics and concerts are a beloved LA summer tradition.

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Ford Theatres

Global acts and local artists like East LA's Thee Sinseers.

Bar Lis at Thompson Hollywood
Bar Lis - Thompson Hollywood

End the night with rooftop drinks above the Vinyl District.

Day 2

Get your kicks on the Sunset Strip. Start the day on historic Route 66 at Barney's Beanery, a favorite of Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin. View fine art music photography, then visit the Petersen Automotive Museum for cars of the stars like Elvis's Pantera and CadZZilla (built for Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top). Grab a bite at Tail o' the Pup, the legendary hot dog stand that's been restored and fronts The Doors former HQ. Drinks at the Rainbow Bar & Grill includes a photo op with the life-size Lemmy statue. Your concert options include '60s icon Whisky A Go Go, The Roxy, and the Troubadour, where Elton John launched his global stardom with his first U.S. concert.

Barney's Beanery in West Hollywood
Barney's Beanery - The Original

Grab a bite at Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin's hangout.

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Morrison Hotel Gallery at Sunset Marquis

View fine art music photos in the gallery and the hotel.

CadZZilla in The Vault at the Petersen Automotive Museum
Petersen Automotive Museum

Classics and customs owned by Elvis, ZZ Top and more.

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Tail o' the Pup

The beloved hot dog stand has reopened off Route 66.

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Andaz West Hollywood

Happy Hour cocktails at the rock 'n roll "Riot House."

Lemmy statue at the Rainbow Bar & Grill in West Hollywood
Rainbow Bar & Grill

Dinner plus a selfie with the life-size Lemmy statue.

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The Roxy

World class acts in an intimate, all-ages venue.


Elton John's first US concert launched his superstardom.

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Whisky A Go-Go

Rock, folk, punk, New Wave, and heavy metal since 1964.

Day 3

Everything's waiting for you in Downtown LA. Explore the history of popular music at the GRAMMY Museum. Then it's a lunchtime trip to Boyle Heights for awesome tacos, Mariachi Plaza, and famed music stores Candelas Guitars and La Casa del Musico. Whatever music you're in the mood for, DTLA has you covered - classical at Walt Disney Concert Hall, pop music at Crypto.com Arena, and salsa at the Conga Room.

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GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE

Explore four floors of music history and special exhibits.

Tacos dorado de camarones at Mariscos Jalisco
Mariscos Jalisco

Often imitated, never duplicated.

Mariachi Plaza 2020
Mariachi Plaza

Metro station and landmark site for numerous events.

Candelas Guitars
Candelas Guitars

Guitars made for Los Lobos, Ozomatli and more since 1928.

La Casa del Musico
La Casa del Musico

A favorite of mariachi musicians for more than 40 years.

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asterid by Ray Garcia

LA-inspired California cuisine in the former Patina space.

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The Music Center's Walt Disney Concert Hall

Home of the LA Phil and the Inner City Youth Orchestra.

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Music at Crypto.com Arena, the Conga Room and more.